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JAPAN’s Transport Safety Board has launched an investigation after bogie cracks and an oil leak were discovered on a West Japan Railway Company (JR West) N700 Series Shinkansen train while…
Thursday, 05 January 2017 09:54

Route chosen for Hokuriku Shinkansen extension

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.
THE first of 21 eight-car 323 series suburban EMUs being supplied by Kinki Sharyo for the Osaka Loop Line was unveiled to the media by West Japan Railway Company (JR…
INCREASING ridership on Shinkansen services helped the three Japan Railways Group (JR Group) companies listed on the Tokyo stock exchange to achieve record consolidated sales and operating profits for the…
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 06:54

JR East steps up investment

Despite completing two major projects earlier this year, JR East has announced plans to increase the rate of investment. As David Briginshaw reports exclusively from Tokyo, the emphasis is on…
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 08:05

Hokuriku Shinkansen ready for launch

Next month sees the launch of the latest addition to Japan's high-speed network with the start of commercial services on the Hokuriku Shinkansen. Keith Barrow reports from Japan on the…
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 05:59

Hokuriku Shinkansen service pattern revealed

JR East and JR West have revealed the service pattern for the 228km Nagano – Kanazawa section of the Hokuriku Shinkansen, which is due to open on March 14 2015.
A CEREMONY was held at Toyama station on May 24 to mark the completion of tracklaying on the 228km Nagano – Kanazawa section of the Hokuriku Shinkansen, with around 60…
THE first Shinkansen train to be developed jointly by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and West Japan Railway Company (JR West) was unveiled to the press at JR East's…

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