Japan Railways glitch halts credit card ticket purchases nationwide

National Feb 10, 2020

Japan Railways glitch halts credit card ticket purchases nationwide

Railway firms including East Japan Railway Co. and West Japan Railway Co. experienced a technical glitch with their ticketing system Monday morning for nearly five hours that prevented credit card purchases, their ticketing system management company said. Cash purchases and Central Japan Railway Co.'s "Smart ...

AI to assist railway companies combat problems with snow accumulation

National Jan 26, 2020

AI to assist railway companies combat problems with snow accumulation

Japanese railway companies are turning to artificial intelligence to help tackle potential problems for their shinkansen bullet trains caused by snow accumulation. West Japan Railway Co. is developing an AI system to gauge the amount of snow that collects on Hokuriku Shinkansen trains that travel ...