National Apr 25, 2017

Victims of JR West derailment remembered 12 years after tragedy

The families of the 107 people killed in a 2005 train derailment in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, observed the 12th anniversary of the disaster on Tuesday and mourned the victims of the accident apparently caused by inadequate safety measures. West Japan Railway Co., also known as ...

JR East train derails near Kawasaki

National Feb 23, 2014

JR East train derails near Kawasaki

An out-of-service train derailed early Sunday on the Keihin Tohoku Line near JR Kawasaki Station after hitting a maintenance car, slightly injuring the motorman and conductor. East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) said the 43-year-old driver of the maintenance car evaded injury by jumping out ...

National Nov 12, 2013

Discrepancies in JR Hokkaido's rail inspections

Rail spacing data from track inspections conducted by Hokkaido Railway Co. and reported to its headquarters doesn't match all of the data in the divisions that originally conducted the checks, according to transport ministry sources. Speaking to reporters after a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, transport minister ...

National Oct 7, 2013

Appeal filed over JR West ex-chiefs

Lawyers filed an appeal Monday with the Osaka High Court, seeking to reverse a verdict that found three former presidents of West Japan Railway Co. not guilty of professional negligence in connection with the 2005 Amagasaki derailment that claimed 107 lives. The three court-appointed lawyers, ...