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INDIAN Railways (IR) will adopt Japanese best practice in rail safety under a Memorandum of Cooperation signed by the two countries on February 21.
KAWASAKI Heavy Industries has begun delivering a fleet of eight 500 series express EMUs to Japan’s Tobu Railway.
A video clip on YouTube titled Seven-Minute Miracle has been viewed more than six million times. It is about a marvellous Shinkansen train cleaning crew finishing their job within seven…
JR East is a private company, so generating earnings is important. To grow earnings, we have to be hungrier and step up the pace of measures. In fiscal 2016, our…
GERMAN Rail’s rail freight division DB Cargo has agreed a technology partnership with Toshiba, Japan, including the development of hybrid locomotives, first mooted at InnoTrans, and the sale and lease-back…
JAPAN’s coalition government agreed on December 20 to adopt a route via Obama for the extension of the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tsuruga to Kyoto.
TOKYO Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei) has awarded Japan Transport Engineering Company (J-Trec) a contract to supply 27 eight-car Sustina S13 EMUs for the Toei Asakusa Line from Nishi-Magome to…
THE government of the Philippines has reopened bidding to Japanese companies for the supply of 120 new LRVs for the Light Rail Transit Line 1 in Manila after it abandoned…
FOLLOWING a public vote, Kobe Municipal Transport Authority has finalised the design for a new fleet of metro trains for the Seishin-Yamate Line.
SHARES in Japan’s Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) climbed 15% on the first day of trading following the company’s IPO on the Tokyo stock exchange on October 24.
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