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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…
Friday, 08 December 2017 00:00

SNCF trials Japanese traction transformers

FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has awarded a contract to Mitsubishi Electric to supply prototype traction transformers for Z2N EMUs and T4 tram trains operating in Paris.
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 07:43

Odakyu Railway unveils Graceful Super Express

JAPAN’s Odakyu Electric Railway unveiled its new series 70000 “Graceful Super Express” EMU for Romancecar luxury limited express services on December 5.
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 04:31

JR Central previews N700S Shinkansen train

CENTRAL Japan Railway Company (JR Central) previewed its next generation Shinkansen train, the N700S, on October 1, when journalists were invited to view a driving car bodyshell and interior mock-ups…
INDIAN prime minister Mr Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Mr Shinzo Abe officially launched civil works on India’s first high-speed line on September 14, when the two leaders laid…
Monday, 11 September 2017 09:35

First new Sagami Railway EMU delivered

THE Sagami Railway in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture has taken delivery of its first 10-car 20000 series EMU from Hitachi.
Monday, 10 July 2017 11:21

Keio Corporation receives new EMUs

THE first of five 5000 series EMUs being supplied by Japan Transport Engineering Company (J-Trec) to Tokyo commuter operator Keio Corporation was delivered to Wakabadai depot on the Keio Sagamihara…
Friday, 07 July 2017 10:22

JR East to build 360km/h test train

EAST Japan Railway (JR East) has announced plans to build a 360km/h test train by spring 2019 as the basis for a new fleet of E956 10-car trains to be…
Friday, 07 July 2017 08:50

EU-Japan trade talks make progress

THE European Commission (EC) and the Japanese government agreed on July 6 to remove the Operational Safety Clause (OSC) non-tariff barrier which impacts European rail equipment suppliers within a maximum…
PRODUCTION has begun at Hitachi’s Kasado plant on a new fleet of 10-car suburban EMUs for Soetsu’s Sagami Railway in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture.
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