Smoke in Ginza Station halts Hibiya Line operations

Jan 26, 2016

Smoke in Ginza Station halts Hibiya Line operations

Smoke filled Ginza Station in Tokyo on Tuesday morning, briefly disrupting Hibiya Line operations, police and the subway operator confirmed. The police were alerted at around 6:55 a.m. after smoke was seen pouring out of a ceiling duct inside the underground station. No injuries ...

Tunneling begins on Japan's first maglev line

Dec 18, 2015

Tunneling begins on Japan's first maglev line

Full-fledged construction work began Friday on the nation’s first magnetic levitation train line, with Central Japan Raiway Co. beginning the digging of a 25-km tunnel between Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures. Of the 286-km route envisioned for the line, which aims to connect Tokyo with ...

April opening set for Kyoto Railway Museum

Nov 18, 2015

April opening set for Kyoto Railway Museum

The opening date for one of the largest train museums in Japan has been set for April 29, West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) announced Wednesday. The Kyoto Railway Museum, being developed on a 30,000-sq.-meter site, will exhibit a total of 53 locomotives and ...