Thousands face delays after power outage disrupts Tokyo railways

Sep 5, 2017

Thousands face delays after power outage disrupts Tokyo railways

A power outage briefly disrupted key railway networks in Tokyo on Tuesday morning, affecting about 41,000 passengers, East Japan Railway. Co. said. The operator said delays hit a total of 75 trains, including those on the Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku lines, which run through central Tokyo. According ...

Kumamoto railway struggles to rebuild after devastating 2016 quake

Aug 21, 2017

Kumamoto railway struggles to rebuild after devastating 2016 quake

A railway in Kumamoto Prefecture is working hard to win back passengers 16 months after a series of powerful earthquakes rocked the area. Minamiaso Railway Co., a public-private third-sector firm, has still been unable to resume full operation of its services along the 17.7-km-long line. "We ...

Panda-themed Adventure World express debuts in Osaka

Aug 5, 2017

Panda-themed Adventure World express debuts in Osaka

A Kuroshio limited express train led by a car with a panda face debuted Saturday in Osaka to lure tourists to Adventure World, the giant wildlife theme park in Wakayama Prefecture where the popular animals are on show. "I'm about to board the train and ...

Grenade replicas prompt evacuation of Saitama train station

May 26, 2017

Grenade replicas prompt evacuation of Saitama train station

Grenade-like objects found near a train station in Hanno, Saitama Prefecture, on Thursday morning forced the evacuation of about 200 people before being declared harmless by the Self-Defense Forces. At around 7:25 a.m., police received an emergency call from an East Japan Railway Co. (JR ...