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Train buffs join forces online to save Japan's fading railway assets

National Nov 15, 2018

Train buffs join forces online to save Japan's fading railway assets

Railroad enthusiasts across Japan are pooling resources, making financial contributions via the internet to preserve abandoned rail facilities and support financially struggling local railways. Some of these sites have turned into tourist destinations where railway buffs gather for exchange events, with locals hoping the trend ...

2005 Amagasaki train crash site turned into memorial

National Sep 24, 2018

2005 Amagasaki train crash site turned into memorial

The site of a 2005 train crash, which killed 106 passengers and the train driver, is now open to the public after being converted into a memorial by West Japan Railway Co. The victims' next of kin, as well as Tatsuo Kijima, president of JR ...

National May 28, 2018

Tokyo Metro training railway personnel in Philippines

Tokyo Metro Co. has begun helping train railway personnel in the Philippines as part of bilateral government efforts to develop urban rail networks in the country, according to the subway operator. Tokyo Metro and two Japanese consulting firms — Oriental Consultants Global Co. and Almec ...