Japan cranks up pitch for shinkansen in Singapore

Jul 22, 2016

Japan cranks up pitch for shinkansen in Singapore

Japan intensified its shinkansen sales pitch in Singapore on Friday, hoping to acquire an edge in its bid for the Malaysia-Singapore high speed rail project. Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii discussed the bullet train system at a meeting with Singapore Senior ...

Jun 30, 2016

JR West bullet trains halted for five hours due to power outage

Shinkansen bullet train services in western Japan were suspended for more than five hours from the first train of the day due to a power outage Thursday morning, affecting around 21,400 people, operator West Japan Railway Co. said. The electrical outage occurred at around ...

May 17, 2016

JR Tokai subsidiary to work on Texas bullet train project

Central Japan Railway Co. has announced that it will set up a fully owned subsidiary in Dallas this month to support a bullet train project in Texas. Koei Tsuge, president of the firm better known as JR Tokai, told a news conference Monday that ...

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 ...