Commuter train crashes into New Jersey station; more than 100 injured

Sep 30, 2016

Commuter train crashes into New Jersey station; more than 100 injured

A commuter train from New York barreled into a New Jersey rail station without stopping and crashed during the Thursday morning rush hour, injuring more than 100 people, some of them critically, authorities said. Witnesses reported seeing one woman trapped under concrete and many ...

Sep 8, 2016

Japan bullet train driver puts feet up on the job

A shinkansen bullet train driver came under fire Thursday after an online photo emerged of him operating it with his feet up. Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) said the 29-year-old acknowledged that he operated the high speed train in that position for 10 ...

JR East revives Hokutosei sleeper train via Tokyo hostel

Sep 7, 2016

JR East revives Hokutosei sleeper train via Tokyo hostel

East Japan Railway Co. will open a new accommodation venture in December featuring an old Hokutosei sleeper train. To be called Train Hostel Hokutosei, it will feature compartments from the now-defunct train complete with bunk beds, JR East said. The lodging facility will be ...

Full steam ahead for Kyoto Railway Museum

May 4, 2016

Full steam ahead for Kyoto Railway Museum

It has been full steam ahead for the Kyoto Railway Museum since its grand opening last Friday, the first day of the Golden Week holidays. The 30,000-sq.-meter museum, one of the largest in Japan, boasts 53 train units, ranging from the nation’s oldest steam ...

Kumamoto farms, forestry suffered ¥23.6 billion damage in quakes

Apr 27, 2016

Kumamoto farms, forestry suffered ¥23.6 billion damage in quakes

The twin quakes that slammed Kyushu this month caused at least ¥23.6 billion of damage to agricultural and forestry businesses in Kumamoto Prefecture, the local government said Tuesday. And that is not counting damage in the worst-hit areas, which the prefectural government has yet ...