Sep 2, 2015

JR East to install more security cameras after suspicious fires

East Japan Railway Co. President Tetsuro Tomita said Wednesday that the company plans to increase the number of security cameras at its key facilities, following a series of suspicious trackside fires and at a substation. Speaking at a news conference, Tomita apologized for the ...

Ueno Tokyo Line opens for service, helping commuters to the north

Mar 15, 2015

Ueno Tokyo Line opens for service, helping commuters to the north

The Ueno Tokyo Line train has opened for service, linking the Joban, Tohoku and Takasaki lines with the Tokaido Line to facilitate transport between the capital and prefectures to the north, including Fukushima, Tochigi and Gunma. East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) began operating ...

Jan 23, 2015

JR East to run bus through Fukushima no-entry zone

East Japan Railway Co. said Thursday it will start a bus service through the effective exclusion zone around Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear station. The service, starting on Jan. 31, will be the first public transport to enter the zone ...

Dec 3, 2014

Passengers spend five hours stuck on train

Around 300 passengers spent more than five hours stuck on a train in Yamagata Prefecture on Wednesday when power failed. There were no injuries, the train operator said. The incident took place at around 7:40 a.m. on the Senzan Line when a tree laden ...

Aug 18, 2014

JR East shuts Suica point website after 296,000 illegal accesses

Information on 756 commuters use JR East’s Suica point-conversion website may have been compromised, East Japan Railway Co. revealed Monday. The railway, recently at the center of a growing number of big data scandals, temporarily closed the website and said no financial damage had ...