All-new N700S shinkansen goes into service

Business / Corporate Jul 1, 2020

All-new N700S shinkansen goes into service

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Central) started the commercial operations of its N700S bullet train on the Tokaido Shinkansen line on Wednesday. The N700S is the first all-new Tokaido Shinkansen train in 13 years. It offers improved functions for passenger seats, with a power outlet ...

JR Shibuya Station opens new Saikyo Line platform

National Jun 1, 2020

JR Shibuya Station opens new Saikyo Line platform

East Japan Railway Co. opened a new platform for its Saikyo Line for use Monday at Shibuya Station in Tokyo. The railway operator moved the Saikyo Line platform north by about 350 meters so that the new platform and the Yamanote Line platforms are positioned ...

Former JR East president Masatake Matsuda dies at 84

Business May 25, 2020

Former JR East president Masatake Matsuda dies at 84

Masatake Matsuda, former president of East Japan Railway Co. and promoter of the April 1987 privatization of the Japanese National Railways, died of liver cancer last Tuesday, it was learned on Monday. He was 84. Matsuda, who joined the JNR in 1961, became an executive ...