Hitachi and Bombardier to supply high-speed trains to Italy

Business / Corporate Jun 6, 2019

Hitachi and Bombardier to supply high-speed trains to Italy

Hitachi said Wednesday that it has signed a contract with Bombardier Transportation to jointly manufacture 14 high-speed trains for an Italian railway operator. Under the €575 million (¥69.9 billion) deal concluded with operator Trenitalia SpA, the major Japanese machinery-maker and Bombardier Transportation, an affiliate of ...

All aboard: the art of sampling Japan's railways

Music May 28, 2019

All aboard: the art of sampling Japan's railways

by Russell Thomas

In the rest of the world, trainspotting is something of a niche hobby, but in Japan it is much more mainstream. Combine a natural predilection for hobbies with a massive proliferation of railways and you naturally get train enthusiasts. It's easy to see why. Japan ...

Tsunami-hit railway in northeast Japan resumes regular services

National Mar 24, 2019

Tsunami-hit railway in northeast Japan resumes regular services

A railway line stretching more than 160 kilometers along Iwate Prefecture's Pacific Coast resumed regular services Sunday for the first time since sustaining heavy damage caused by the 2011 tsunami and massive earthquake that devastated the Tohoku region. The service between Miyako and Kamaishi stations ...