Ground-breaking ceremony held for new Yamanote Line station

Feb 10, 2017

Ground-breaking ceremony held for new Yamanote Line station

Work commenced Friday on a new station for the Yamanote Line, the first addition to central Tokyo's loop line since 1971. East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) and the Urban Renaissance Agency, an affiliate of the infrastructure ministry, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new ...

/ Dec 12, 2016

Woman's leg slashed on Tokyo commuter train

A woman was injured when her leg was slashed with a sharp object on a packed commuter train in Tokyo on Monday, the police said. The 40-year-old victim, who was on her way to work, suffered an injury to her left thigh that will take ...

Manner mode: Defusing tension on the train

Mar 19, 2016

Manner mode: Defusing tension on the train

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Commuting to and from work during peak hours in Tokyo can be an utterly soul-destroying experience. With passengers jammed in like sardines in a can, the suffocating conditions on many trains can elevate stress levels and cause tempers to fray. Given the sheer number of ...

Tokyo train havoc laid to beam removed in upgrade

Apr 13, 2015

Tokyo train havoc laid to beam removed in upgrade

A beam traversing the Yamanote Line that was removed as part of an equipment upgrade could have destabilized two cable poles blamed for Sunday's major disruption of train service in central Tokyo, East Japan Railway Co. said Monday. The beam, which was removed sometime after ...

Yamanote Line trains to get revamp next year

Jul 3, 2014

Yamanote Line trains to get revamp next year

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East Japan Railway Co. is developing a new commuter train design that it wants to get rolling on Tokyo's Yamanote Line by fall 2015. JR East President Tetsuro Tomita said at a news conference Wednesday the new train will be "a next-generation model for commuter ...

Tokyo's Yamanote Line to get 30th station by 2020 Olympics

May 31, 2014

Tokyo's Yamanote Line to get 30th station by 2020 Olympics

The Yamanote Line, central Tokyo's main train line, will get its 30th station before the 2020 Olympics open in the capital, an official from East Japan Railway Co. said Saturday. The first new station to be built on the loop line since 1971 will be ...