/ Jul 22, 2017

Abe plans to visit India in mid-September

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting India between Sept. 12 and 14, it has been learned. Abe is expected to hold a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attend a ceremony related to India's high-speed railway project, which uses Japan's shinkansen technology, ...

Efforts afoot to turn abandoned rural train lines into tourist attractions

May 23, 2017

Efforts afoot to turn abandoned rural train lines into tourist attractions

Abandoned rail lines once serving as lifelines for local industry are recapturing attention as tourist attractions. Last month, 15 groups from 12 prefectures inaugurated an association of regional promoters hoping that their railway legacies will attract visitors and help revitalize their aging rural communities. Still, ...

May 14, 2017

Greek train derails and hits house, killing two

A Greek express train slammed into a house after derailing near the northern city of Thessaloniki on Saturday afternoon, killing two people and seriously injured three others, the train's operator said Sunday. Trainose did not identify the victims, but said the train driver was among ...

Japan's planes, trains, ships harnessing big data

Feb 6, 2017

Japan's planes, trains, ships harnessing big data

Transportation firms are tapping into big data to improve the safety of their services, with the collection of information hoped to detect mechanical problems before they occur. In other industries, big data have begun to play a larger role in understanding consumer tastes or even ...

Jan 19, 2017

Mitsui to acquire role in U.K.'s East Anglia railway

Trading house Mitsui & Co. said on Wednesday it has reached an agreement to acquire a 40 percent stake in a British rail franchise from a subsidiary of the Dutch national railway. Both Mitsui and Abellio Transport Group Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the ...

Dec 29, 2016

Hokuriku Shinkansen extension

The ruling coalition's route choice for extending the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line doesn't appear to be the best option from a cost-benefit perspective.

Indian train accident kills at least 100; cause unknown

Nov 20, 2016

Indian train accident kills at least 100; cause unknown

An Indian express train derailed early Sunday, killing over 100 people in one of the country's worst rail disasters in years, police said, as emergency workers searched the mangled wreckage for survivors. National Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said the government would investigate what caused the ...