JR East to install security cameras on all trains

National Apr 3, 2018

JR East to install security cameras on all trains

East Japan Railway Co. said Tuesday it will install cameras on all of its trains to enhance security. The railway operator known as JR East plans to place the cameras on all new cars to be made from the current fiscal year, which started this ...

Ground-breaking ceremony held for new Yamanote Line station

National 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 ...

National / Crime & Legal 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

Lifestyle Mar 19, 2016

Manner mode: Defusing tension on the train

by Daisuke Kikuchi

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

National 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

National Jul 3, 2014

Yamanote Line trains to get revamp next year

by Mami Maruko

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 ...