Jul 22, 2014

Hitachi shows full-size train models in London

Hitachi Ltd. showed full-size models of its AT-100 and AT-200 train cars being developed for the British market to railway operators and the media on Monday. The AT-100 is mainly designed to meet the needs of operational conditions and requirements in metropolitan areas, while ...

Jul 22, 2014

U.S. train crash injures two people, spills oil

A Canadian National Railway Co. train struck another freight train as it rolled through a small village in Wisconsin, causing cars to derail, injuring two people and spilling thousands of gallons of diesel oil that prompted the evacuation of dozens of homes. The southbound ...

Narita Express train headed to Mount Fuji

Jun 17, 2014

Narita Express train headed to Mount Fuji

by Atsushi Kodera

The Narita Express railway service will run all the way to Mount Fuji starting this summer, offering travelers a potential way to skip the capital and its congested railway interchanges. The distinctive red and black N’ex cars currently link the Tokyo area to Narita ...

'Great Train Robber' Ronnie Biggs dies at 84

Dec 18, 2013

'Great Train Robber' Ronnie Biggs dies at 84

Ronnie Biggs, known for his role in the 1963 Great Train Robbery, died Wednesday, his daughter-in-law said. He was 84. Veronica Biggs did not provide details of the cause of death. He had been released from prison four years ago on compassionate grounds because ...

New connection expedites Saitama-Yokohama route

Mar 15, 2013

New connection expedites Saitama-Yokohama route

by Kazuaki Nagata

Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya Station is going through yet another change: Starting Saturday, the Tokyu Toyoko Line and the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line will be directly connected, enabling passengers to travel between Saitama and Yokohama without changing trains. “There will be a main artery (connecting ...