JR East unveils all-suite sleeper

Dec 6, 2016

JR East unveils all-suite sleeper

JR East unveiled Monday a luxury, all-suite sleeper train set to launch in May. Train Suite Shiki-Shima has 10 cars, including a diner, a lounge and a glass-walled dome car. With a total construction cost of ¥5 billion, the train is designed to provide ...

Oct 22, 2016

Security raised on London Tube after arrest

Security has been stepped up on the London Underground network, police said Saturday, following the arrest of a 19-year-old man after a suspicious item was discovered on a Tube train. “The public will see more officers, including armed police, in and around transport hubs,” ...

Tokyo Metro to put more security staff on platforms

Sep 28, 2016

Tokyo Metro to put more security staff on platforms

Tokyo Metro Co. will increase the number of security guards on platforms and improve communication between staff after a blind man recently fell on the tracks and was killed, officials said Tuesday. But the officials said deploying additional staff is only a stopgap measure ...

Sep 26, 2016

Cabinet adopts bill to legalize maglev loans

The Cabinet on Monday adopted a bill that will allow the central government to make unsolicited loans for building Central Japan Railway Co.’s high-speed maglev line. The government hopes the bill will help get the nation’s first line for magnetically levitated trains running up ...