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 ...

Sep 3, 2016

Bomb blast hits train in southern Thailand, killing one

Police say a bomb has exploded and hit a train in southern Thailand, killing one railroad worker and injuring another. Police Capt. Pramoj Juichuay says the bomb was placed on the tracks and exploded when the train passed over it as it was passing ...

May 20, 2016

Residents near planned maglev line sue central government

Residents in areas near the planned route for a high-speed magnetically levitated train and other people sued the government on Friday, demanding that its approval of the Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) project be withdrawn. Some 730 people — 680 residents in Tokyo ...

May 9, 2016

Bad track strands 99,000 on Ginza Line during rush hour

A broken rail delayed subway trains on the Tokyo Metropolitan Ginza Line for 4 hours and 40 minutes Monday, stranding some 99,000 commuters. The broken rail was discovered near Shibuya Station at around 8 a.m., canceling subway runs between Shibuya and Tameike-Sanno stations. One ...

Apr 7, 2016

Toshiba to build railway parts factory in India

Toshiba Corp. will build a factory in India to make parts for trains following plans by General Electric Co. and Alstom SA to set up manufacturing facilities in the country after winning deals to build locomotives. The Japanese company will make train control and ...