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2005 Amagasaki train crash site turned into memorial

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 ...

Careless whiskers: New Jersey commuter shaves on train

/ Sep 15, 2018

Careless whiskers: New Jersey commuter shaves on train

A New Jersey train rider has been caught lathering up and shaving, in violation of the rules. A fellow rider on the Northeast Corridor line of New Jersey Transit took a video of the act Thursday night and tweeted it. Some commenters were impressed by ...

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 ...

All aboard: Exploring Japan's abandoned train lines

May 18, 2018

All aboard: Exploring Japan's abandoned train lines

by Alex Martin

Admiring the decaying beauty of abandoned railroads is just one of myriad hobbies Japan's railway enthusiasts indulge in. But fueled by a broadening appreciation for the subculture and growth in train travelers, these rusty remnants of industrialization are gathering new steam as tourist attractions while ...