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Business Nov 8, 2018

Japan loans Philippines ¥38 billion for Manila railway repairs

Japan and the Philippines signed an agreement Wednesday for up to ¥38 billion ($336 million) in assistance from Tokyo to rehabilitate a mass transit railway in Manila that has fallen into a state of disrepair. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin and Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda ...

Malaysia, Singapore agree to postpone rail project for two years: report

Business Sep 3, 2018

Malaysia, Singapore agree to postpone rail project for two years: report

Malaysia has agreed with Singapore to postpone the development of a high-speed rail service by two years, Malaysian media reported, as Southeast Asia's third-largest economy looks to review mega-projects to cut its massive debt. Malaysian business weekly The Edge on Saturday cited sources confirming both ...

Popular 'Evangelion' bullet train makes final run

National May 13, 2018

Popular 'Evangelion' bullet train makes final run

A shinkansen featuring a design inspired by the popular Japanese animation series "Neon Genesis Evangelion" made its final run on Sunday, drawing throngs of fans to witness the last journey. Around 1,200 people, including anime fans and train enthusiasts, gathered on a platform at Shin-Osaka ...

Business Apr 9, 2018

First batch of Japan-made mass rapid transit trains arrive in Jakarta

A cargo of 12 Japanese-made train cars has arrived in Jakarta as the first batch of rolling stock for a government-run mass rapid railway project partly financed by the Japanese government. The carriages — constituting two Mass Rapid Transit Jakarta trains, manufactured by Nippon Sharyo ...

French strike brings second day of rail chaos

World / Politics Apr 5, 2018

French strike brings second day of rail chaos

Millions of French commuters suffered a second day of travel chaos on Wednesday as striking rail workers locked horns with President Emmanuel Macron's government in a dispute over reforming the state-owned SNCF railways. Commuters in and around Paris pushed their way onto the few trains ...