Shinkansen makes emergency stop in Hokkaido's subsea tunnel

National Apr 6, 2016

Shinkansen makes emergency stop in Hokkaido's subsea tunnel

A shinkansen made an emergency stop on Friday inside the nearly 54-kilometer undersea tunnel on the newly opened Hokkaido Shinkansen Line, the railway operator said Wednesday. The driver stopped the train because an emergency signal was triggered by a small metal object lying near the ...

Already snowbound, Hokkaido faces worst blizzard in years

National Mar 1, 2016

Already snowbound, Hokkaido faces worst blizzard in years

The Meteorological Agency warned Hokkaido on Tuesday to brace for its worst blizzard in years, and airlines and railways halted some operations. As an intensive low-pressure system moved eastward near Hokkaido, the agency forecast a maximum instantaneous wind speed of 40 meters per second and ...