Yangon rail system to get upgrade

Dec 31, 2016

Yangon rail system to get upgrade

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Tourists visiting Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, could lose one of the star attractions of the former capital after the railway that encircles the city is upgraded with the help of Japanese investment. While the responsibility for upgrading the 46 km (28.5 miles) of track ...

Dec 30, 2016

Plan to upgrade Indonesian railway moves forward

Progress has been made in talks between Indonesia and Japan on a railway project to link its two largest business hubs. Officials hope talks can be finalized by the end of next month, a close aide to Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said Thursday. ...

Ruling bloc finalizes Hokuriku Shinkansen extension route

Dec 21, 2016

Ruling bloc finalizes Hokuriku Shinkansen extension route

The ruling bloc has officially adopted a plan to extend the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line through the city of Obama in Fukui Prefecture and Kyoto Station in neighboring Kyoto Prefecture. The decision was made at a Tuesday project-team meeting of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party ...

JR Hokkaido says it can't maintain half of its railways

Nov 19, 2016

JR Hokkaido says it can't maintain half of its railways

Hokkaido Railway Co. said Friday it has difficulty maintaining half of its railways by itself. At a news conference at JR Hokkaido’s head office in Sapporo, President Osamu Shimada said the company finds it hard to continue operating 13 money-losing sections of 10 lines ...