Taking one of the world's longest train rides

Aug 29, 2015

Taking one of the world's longest train rides

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It was the realization of a dream from a childhood obsessed with trains: taking one of the world’s longest train rides, on the Trans Mongolian Express and Trans Siberian Railway. The trip went from Beijing, China, via Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and across Russia to Moscow ...

As Japan's transportation has evolved, so have accident investigations

Jul 24, 2015

As Japan's transportation has evolved, so have accident investigations

Japan’s public transportation has seen dramatic postwar advances ranging from jetliners to bullet trains — and also dramatic accidents in connection with the use of such technology. Every major disaster has been followed by intense probes into its cause and the development of countermeasures ...

Two-train crash averted after close call in Kyushu

May 23, 2015

Two-train crash averted after close call in Kyushu

Two limited express trains operated by Kyushu Railway Co. nearly crashed at a station on the Nagasaki main line on Friday. At around 12:20 p.m., the seven-car Kamome No. 19 entered a track leading to Hizen-Ryuo Station where the six-car Kamome No. 20 had ...