Rush-hour Moscow subway train derails; 21 dead, 136 hurt

Jul 16, 2014

Rush-hour Moscow subway train derails; 21 dead, 136 hurt

A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow’s streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush hour. At least 21 people were killed, Russian officials said, and 136 were hospitalized, many with serious injuries. The Russian capital’s airports ...

JR East train derails near Kawasaki

Feb 23, 2014

JR East train derails near Kawasaki

An out-of-service train derailed early Sunday on the Keihin Tohoku Line near JR Kawasaki Station after hitting a maintenance car, slightly injuring the motorman and conductor. East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) said the 43-year-old driver of the maintenance car evaded injury by jumping ...

Nov 12, 2013

Discrepancies in JR Hokkaido's rail inspections

Rail spacing data from track inspections conducted by Hokkaido Railway Co. and reported to its headquarters doesn’t match all of the data in the divisions that originally conducted the checks, according to transport ministry sources. Speaking to reporters after a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, transport ...

Oct 7, 2013

Appeal filed over JR West ex-chiefs

Lawyers filed an appeal Monday with the Osaka High Court, seeking to reverse a verdict that found three former presidents of West Japan Railway Co. not guilty of professional negligence in connection with the 2005 Amagasaki derailment that claimed 107 lives. The three court-appointed ...

Mar 24, 2013

Japanese tourist killed in Cambodian roller coaster derailment

A female Japanese tourist died Friday night in a roller coaster derailment at an amusement park in Cambodia, a local government official said Saturday. Bun Tharith, deputy governor of Siem Reap Province, identified the victim as 21-year-old Saki Takita from Aomori Prefecture. She had ...