Pension strikes cripple Paris, with more travel woes ahead

Business Dec 10, 2019

Pension strikes cripple Paris, with more travel woes ahead

Paris commuters inched to work Monday through massive traffic jams as strikes against retirement plan changes halted trains and subways for a fifth straight day — with the prospect of a tougher day ahead. French President Emmanuel Macron girded for one of the toughest weeks ...

JR Central unveils tunnel for maglev shinkansen line

Business / Corporate Nov 27, 2019

JR Central unveils tunnel for maglev shinkansen line

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Central) has unveiled the inside of a tunnel under construction in Gifu Prefecture for use as part of its ultrafast maglev train line, scheduled to go into service in 2027. A section of the Hiyoshi tunnel that is currently being ...

Ueno Zoo's popular monorail halts service after over 60 years

National Oct 31, 2019

Ueno Zoo's popular monorail halts service after over 60 years

The much-loved monorail at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo halted its service on Thursday after more than 60 years in operation, due to the aging of the train and facilities. The monorail was launched in 1957 by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's transportation bureau as the nation's first ...