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Tokyo wants people to go to work earlier to ease train crush

Jul 18, 2018

Tokyo wants people to go to work earlier to ease train crush

Being pushed onto already jam-packed trains during Tokyo rush hour is never a pleasant commuter experience. It only gets worse during the humid summer months. That's why Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has launched the Jisa Biz campaign to combat train overcrowding in the run-up to ...

JR East to launch sightseeing train from Tokyo to Izu in 2020

May 9, 2018

JR East to launch sightseeing train from Tokyo to Izu in 2020

East Japan Railway Co. said it will launch a luxurious sightseeing train between Tokyo and the Izu resort area in the spring of 2020, shortly before the capital hosts the Summer Olympic Games. The eight-car train will feature premium seats and private rooms, with one ...

| May 5, 2018

The dreaded single escalator

"American man: You've gotta love those elderly folk who push past you in a hurry while getting off the train so that they're first to the single escalator that's operating only to stand still once they're there, blocking everyone else behind them."

JR East to install security cameras on all trains

Apr 3, 2018

JR East to install security cameras on all trains

East Japan Railway Co. said Tuesday it will install cameras on all of its trains to enhance security. The railway operator known as JR East plans to place the cameras on all new cars to be made from the current fiscal year, which started this ...

Luxurious sightseeing train unveiled in Kyoto

Mar 7, 2018

Luxurious sightseeing train unveiled in Kyoto

A train operator in Kyoto has unveiled a new carriage featuring a huge golden oval on the front and a luxurious interior. Eizan Electric Railway Co. showed the train to the media on Wednesday, two weeks ahead of its March 21 launch on the Eizan ...