Nozomi shinkansen to be suspended over virus

Business Mar 13, 2020

Nozomi shinkansen to be suspended over virus

Central Japan Railway Co. said Friday it will reduce services on its Tokaido Shinkansen line between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka stations later this month, due to a plunge in passengers amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus. The company, known as JR Central, will cancel some ...

AI to assist railway companies combat problems with snow accumulation

National Jan 26, 2020

AI to assist railway companies combat problems with snow accumulation

Japanese railway companies are turning to artificial intelligence to help tackle potential problems for their shinkansen bullet trains caused by snow accumulation. West Japan Railway Co. is developing an AI system to gauge the amount of snow that collects on Hokuriku Shinkansen trains that travel ...