Three songs selected for Tokyo subway's departure melodies

Jan 21, 2016

Three songs selected for Tokyo subway's departure melodies

Hit tunes by the all-girl pop group AKB48 and its rival, Nogizaka46, and a 1960s duet song still popular in karaoke, have been selected for departure melodies at three subway stations in central Tokyo. Tokyo Metro Co., the operator of nine subway lines in ...

Feb 21, 2015

MHI-led group wins Qatar subway order

A five-member consortium led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. has received an order to build a subway system in Qatar. The value of the order from Qatar’s state-run railway company is estimated at some ¥400 billion, Mitsubish Heavy announced Friday. Under the turnkey deal, ...

Smoke forces Washington subway evacuation

Jan 13, 2015

Smoke forces Washington subway evacuation

Smoke filled a Washington subway station Monday, forcing the evacuation of startled passengers and forcing afternoon rush-hour commuters to find other ways to get home. Service along sections of two of Metro’s six lines were suspended as police and firefighters converged on underground L’Enfant ...

Work on Rome subway digs up  ancient farm, tools

Dec 4, 2014

Work on Rome subway digs up ancient farm, tools

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient commercial farm in the heart of modern Rome, taking advantage of subway construction to explore deeply in urban settings. They worked some 20 meters down (some six stories deep) near St. John in Lateran Basilica. Today’s Rome rests upon ...