JR West, aquarium solve turtle-linked rail disruptions

National Nov 30, 2015

JR West, aquarium solve turtle-linked rail disruptions

West Japan Railway Co. and Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe have jointly developed a system to prevent turtles from getting caught between railway switches. They found out from experiments that when turtles trying to cross the tracks fall into the space between them, they have ...

Hokuriku Line trains resume after blackout strands 1,350

National Dec 15, 2014

Hokuriku Line trains resume after blackout strands 1,350

West Japan Railway Co. resumed train service Monday morning along the JR Hokuriku Line in northern Niigata Prefecture, where about 1,350 passengers were stranded by a blackout triggered by heavy snow the day before. According to JR West, the power outage occurred at around 6:30 ...

Violence against railway workers on decline

National Jul 8, 2014

Violence against railway workers on decline

Cases of violence by train passengers against railway workers totaled 760 in fiscal 2013, down by 68 from the previous year, according to the latest tally by an industry group. In a report released Monday, the Association of Japanese Private Railways said 29 railway firms, ...