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Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

Sep 22, 2018

Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region. Costing upward of $10 billion and taking more than eight years to build, ...

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

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

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 ...

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

/ 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 ...

French student protests add to Macron's rail strike woes

/ Apr 4, 2018

French student protests add to Macron's rail strike woes

Growing protests at French universities on Wednesday added to pressure on President Emmanuel Macron over his sweeping reform agenda, as rail workers pressed on with rolling strikes that are causing havoc for millions of travelers. Train drivers and other railway staff waged a second day ...