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Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 27, 2019
Officials probe cracks found under Osaka trains that could have led to 'serious incident'
Transportation authorities found a 10-centimeter crack on the undercarriage of a train car belonging to Osaka-based Nankai Electric Railway Co. on Tuesday, following the discovery of a similar 14-cm crack on the undercarriage of a train of the same model on Saturday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 25, 2019
Special edition train unveiled in Iwate Prefecture in run-up to Rugby World Cup
A special edition train designed for the upcoming Rugby World Cup was unveiled to reporters at Kamaishi Station in on Tuesday in the build-up to the tournament kicking off across Japan in September.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 15, 2019
Hitachi high-speed train unveiled in Britain before launch of London to Leeds service
Hitachi Ltd.'s new high-speed train called Azuma was unveiled in London on Tuesday, a day prior to beginning intercity passenger services.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 14, 2019
Hyogo police arrest man after he opened door of shinkansen train and stepped out onto tracks
A man in his 50s was arrested Sunday after he opened a door of a shinkansen train and stepped onto the tracks after the train made a sudden stop.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 26, 2018
German police find Islamic State flag and Arabic text at site of railway sabotage
German police said on Tuesday they had found a flag of the Islamic State (IS) militant group near the site of a suspected attack on a railway track in Berlin and that investigators were examining whether the perpetrators had any political motives.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 12, 2018
A nose for speed: East Japan Railway unveils test version of 360 kph ALFA-X bullet train with dueling noses
East Japan Railway Co. unveiled a test car of the next-generation ALFA-X shinkansen, expected to operate at a speed of 360 kph, to media Wednesday in Kobe.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 29, 2018
Upgraded express: Seibu Railway's Laview train to debut next spring
Seibu Railway Co. on Monday announced the name of a new limited express train — Laview — that is scheduled to start running from next spring.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 15, 2018
Japan firms try out China's 'Belt and Road' cargo transport to Europe
Japanese and Chinese logistics firms are paving the way for an alternative route to ship cargo from Japan to Europe faster than by sea by exploiting China's "Belt and Road" initiative designed to improve regional cooperation and connectivity.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 6, 2018
Keisei Electric Railway resumes services after lines halted by fires linked to typhoon-borne salt
Keisei Electric Railway Co. said Saturday it had fully resumed services in the Tokyo metropolitan area after a suspension of over 10 hours the previous day due to an outage believed to have been caused by typhoon-borne salt.
JAPAN
Sep 4, 2018
Taiwan completes digitization of Japanese colonial-era blueprints of seven railway stations
A project to digitize and restore the blueprints and design documents of seven major railway stations built by Japan during its 50-year colonial rule of Taiwan has been completed, authorities announced Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 22, 2018
Shinkansen operator JR Tokai holds drill involving knife attacker
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) on Wednesday conducted its first drill involving a knife-wielding attacker on a bullet train following a deadly rampage on a shinkansen train in June.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 4, 2018
Struggling railway in Chiba launches 'foul-tasting' snack to boost revenue
A small railway in Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, has turned to a stick-shaped snack with a funny name in an attempt to boost its business, which has been battered by a decline in ridership.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 27, 2018
Tokyo to offer JR Hokkaido ¥40 billion while ordering the railway operator to improve management
The government will order struggling Hokkaido Railway Co. (JR Hokkaido) to improve its management, while also offering ¥40 billion in financial aid to the firm over two years through March 2021, transport minister Keiichi Ishii said Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 26, 2018
Media get peek at Hello Kitty bullet train ahead of debut
West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) showed a Hello Kitty-themed bullet train to the media Monday before its debut later this week.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / BACKSTREET STORIES
Jun 1, 2018
A small slice of Showa Era life, preserved in Ome
Ome brings 'Showa Retro' to life with vintage movie posters, goods and trains.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2018
Over 70% of Japan's most hazardous railroad crossings left untouched in past five years
Over 70 percent of the underequipped railroad crossings where accidents resulted in death or injury over a five-year period had not been eliminated or upgraded as of last month.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 8, 2018
As least two killed as trains collide in southern Germany: media
A freight train and a passenger train collided in southern Germany on Monday, rail operator Deutsche Bahn said, and local media reported two people were killed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2018
Sanriku Railway approaches major turning point on railroad to recovery
A railway line in Iwate Prefecture will reach a crucial turning point next year, returning to service after sustaining heavy damage from the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 16, 2018
French rail strike call sets stage for showdown with Macron over reforms
French rail unions on Thursday called a wave of strikes, setting up a confrontation with President Emmanuel Macron as he tries to push through an overhaul of the state-run rail operator.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 5, 2018
Body found in Hyogo house where blaze that gutted train station started
Police on Monday found a body in the two-story wooden house where a fire that burned down a train station northwest of Kobe started the previous day.

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