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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 ...

Hong Kong faces commuter chaos after rare train collision

Asia Pacific Mar 18, 2019

Hong Kong faces commuter chaos after rare train collision

A train collision disrupted services in Hong Kong on Monday, threatening commuter chaos during rush hour in the heart of the Asian financial hub, authorities said. The rare disruption on a network used by nearly 6 million people every weekday brought services to a halt ...

National Jan 31, 2019

JR East mulls later train services during 2020 Tokyo Olympics

East Japan Railway Co. is considering extending train operating hours in and around Tokyo during the Olympic and Paralympic Games next year, sources close to the matter said Thursday. The temporary measure is designed to help fans get home or to their hotel from events ...

Fate of Japan's oldest monorail line up in the air

National Jan 24, 2019

Fate of Japan's oldest monorail line up in the air

The operation of Japan's oldest monorail line, located at a Tokyo zoo, will be suspended in November following a 62-year run, as the current vehicles are getting old, the metropolitan government said Wednesday. It was vague about whether the monorail runs at Ueno Zoological Gardens ...