All passengers evacuated after flames engulf German high-speed train

World Oct 12, 2018

All passengers evacuated after flames engulf German high-speed train

A German high-speed train traveling from Cologne to Munich caught fire early on Friday, prompting the evacuation of all 510 passengers without injury before flames ripped through two carriages and burned them out. Mass-selling daily Bild said a policeman traveling on the ICE train smelled ...

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

Business 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

Business 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 ...

Voices | OVERHEARD 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."