Jul 2, 2015

Step up train security

The fiery suicide on a bullet train should be a call to arms for railway operators to improve their security measures.

Popular elsewhere, high-speed rail remains elusive in U.S.

Jun 27, 2015

Popular elsewhere, high-speed rail remains elusive in U.S.

Travelers easily whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first high-speed lines began operating more than 50 years ago in Japan, they have become an essential part of transportation worldwide. Yet the ...

Philadelphia train may have been hit by projectile before it crashed

May 16, 2015

Philadelphia train may have been hit by projectile before it crashed

The Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday and a separate commuter train in the vicinity may have been hit by projectiles of some kind shortly before the wreck, a U.S. transportation official said Friday, after investigators interviewed members of the Amtrak crew. ...

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 ...