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Huge maglev shinkansen emergency exit shaft unveiled in Tokyo

Business Nov 28, 2018

Huge maglev shinkansen emergency exit shaft unveiled in Tokyo

Central Japan Railway Co. unveiled a massive emergency exit to the media Wednesday in Tokyo as part of its maglev ultrahigh-speed train line, currently under construction. The exit, located in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward, will be used for air ventilation and evacuating passengers in emergency situations. JR ...

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 ...