JR East to test hydrogen fuel cell trains

Business / Corporate Jun 5, 2019

JR East to test hydrogen fuel cell trains

East Japan Railway Co., or JR East, has announced a plan to test new electric-powered trains using hydrogen fuel cells from fiscal 2021. The railway operator will spend about ¥4 billion on the development of a two-car setup and test runs, aiming to commercialize such ...

National Jan 31, 2019

JR East mulls later train services during 2020 Tokyo Olympics

East Japan Railway Co. is considering extending train operating hours in and around Tokyo during the Olympic and Paralympic Games next year, sources close to the matter said Thursday. The temporary measure is designed to help fans get home or to their hotel from events ...