JR East to test hydrogen fuel cell trains

Business / Corporate Jun 5, 2019

JR East to test hydrogen fuel cell trains

East Japan Railway Co., or JR East, has announced a plan to test new electric-powered trains using hydrogen fuel cells from fiscal 2021. The railway operator will spend about ¥4 billion on the development of a two-car setup and test runs, aiming to commercialize such ...

Fabled Orient Express train may return to Europe's rails again

Business May 17, 2019

Fabled Orient Express train may return to Europe's rails again

It conjures up the atmosphere of rail travel from a bygone golden age, steaming through Europe experiencing top-notch cuisine and the company of fellow passengers who could be writers or spies. And who knows, maybe a mysterious murder along the way deep in the night ...