Strike makes for not-so-merry Christmas travel in France

Business Dec 23, 2019

Strike makes for not-so-merry Christmas travel in France

Holiday travelers across France scrambled for alternatives Sunday as an 18-day-old transport strike over pension reform saw train services slashed yet again. President Emmanuel Macron issued an appeal on Saturday for a truce over the holidays, three days after talks between the government and unions ...

Central Japan Railway's test shinkansen hits 360 kph

Business / Tech May 25, 2019

Central Japan Railway's test shinkansen hits 360 kph

A prototype shinkansen of Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) reached the highest speed ever for the model hitting 360 kilometers per hour, the operator said Saturday, hoping to promote it in overseas markets such as the United States and Taiwan. It was the fastest ...

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 ...