The Hokkaido Shinkansen Line at a glance

Mar 26, 2016

The Hokkaido Shinkansen Line at a glance

It’s been a long time coming and was almost derailed by budget wrangling in the 1980s, but after more than four decades of planning and construction, the Hokkaido Shinkansen Line, which runs between Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, Hokkaido, and slices the travel time from Tokyo to ...

JR Tokai may set up U.S. subsidiary for Texas shinkansen project

Jan 7, 2016

JR Tokai may set up U.S. subsidiary for Texas shinkansen project

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai), will probably create a U.S. subsidiary as it sets about bringing the shinkansen to Texas, Koei Tsuge, the company’s president, has said. The planned new unit will provide technological assistance to Texas Central Partners LLC (TCP), which is ...

JR West to ban use of 'annoying' selfie sticks

Sep 17, 2015

JR West to ban use of 'annoying' selfie sticks

West Japan Railway Co. said Thursday that it will ban the use of selfie sticks on all train platforms and service areas, including for bullet trains. The ban on the popular monopod, used to take self or group photographs via smartphone, will take effect ...

Aug 28, 2015

March 26 eyed for launch of Hokkaido Shinkansen Line

Railway operators envision starting service on the Hokkaido Shinkansen Line linking the northern main island with Honshu on March 26, 2016, according to sources familiar with the matter. Hokkaido Railway Co. and East Japan Railway Co. are making arrangements for 13 round trips per ...