JR Kyushu to be fully privatized in fiscal 2016

Feb 27, 2015

JR Kyushu to be fully privatized in fiscal 2016

The government decided Friday to put Kyushu Railway Co. under full private ownership in fiscal 2016. The government decided to pursue full privatization because JR Kyushu has achieved good business results in the fields of real estate and hotels, the officials said. JR Kyushu ...

Ex.-N. Ireland cop apologizes for Paris Metro racism incident

Feb 23, 2015

Ex.-N. Ireland cop apologizes for Paris Metro racism incident

A former police officer and Chelsea fan on Sunday apologized for his involvement in an alleged racist incident involving football supporters on a Paris Metro train. Footage posted online last week showed supporters blocking a man, named as Souleymane S., from boarding a Metro ...

Jan 31, 2015

Mexican high-speed train project is suspended 'indefinitely'

Mexico said Friday it has “indefinitely” suspended construction of Latin America’s first high-speed train line, nearly three months after scrapping a controversial contract with the Chinese-led consortium chosen to build it. In early November, the Mexican government pulled the plug on a $3.75 billion ...

Jan 6, 2015

California to begin work on first bullet train in U.S.

California’s high-speed rail project was set to reach a milestone with officials breaking ground on the first bullet train in the U.S. on Tuesday. The ceremony in Fresno comes amid challenges from Central Valley farmers and communities in the train’s path who have sued ...

U.S. high-speed rail plans may ride in Texas

Dec 27, 2014

U.S. high-speed rail plans may ride in Texas

With high-speed rail in the United States long on plans and short on construction, a Texas company is aiming to fast-track service between Dallas and Houston. The Texas Central Railway Co. plans to use private investment and Central Japan Railway bullet train technology to ...

Dec 26, 2014

China extends high-speed rail network to Xinjiang

China tied the restive far-western region of Xinjiang closer to the rest of the country Friday, opening a high-speed rail line between Xinjiang’s capital, Urumqi and Lanzhou in neighbouring Gansu, nearly 1,800 kilometers away. A slick bullet train took off from Lanzhou West Railway ...