Aug 31, 2015

Yamanote Line cable fire probe turns up possible evidence of arson

A melted substance has been found on pulleys for overhead wiring between Ebisu and Meguro stations on the Yamanote Line in Tokyo. The Metropolitan Police Department suspects that somebody committed arson by using a plastic bottle containing combustible material. The police are investigating whether ...

Tokyo train havoc laid to beam removed in upgrade

Apr 13, 2015

Tokyo train havoc laid to beam removed in upgrade

A beam traversing the Yamanote Line that was removed as part of an equipment upgrade could have destabilized two cable poles blamed for Sunday’s major disruption of train service in central Tokyo, East Japan Railway Co. said Monday. The beam, which was removed sometime ...

Yamanote Line trains to get revamp next year

Jul 3, 2014

Yamanote Line trains to get revamp next year

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East Japan Railway Co. is developing a new commuter train design that it wants to get rolling on Tokyo’s Yamanote Line by fall 2015. JR East President Tetsuro Tomita said at a news conference Wednesday the new train will be “a next-generation model for ...

Yamanote fetes green trains with rolling nuptials

Oct 15, 2013

Yamanote fetes green trains with rolling nuptials

Chosen for their special connection to the Yamanote Line in Tokyo, a lucky couple exchanged vows on board a specially reserved train Monday as part of East Japan Railway Co.’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the introduction of its series of lime green ...