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…
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…
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…
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 14:01

Extolling Japan’s seven-minute miracle

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…
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.
This month the prime ministers of Malaysia and Singapore are expected to sign a key agreement on the implementation of the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high-speed line. Keith Barrow looks…
CENTRAL Japan Railway Company (JR Central) announced on June 25 that it will introduce a new-generation Shinkansen train on the Tokaido and Sanyo lines in 2020.
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, 29 March 2016 03:48

Japan opens Hokkaido Shinkansen

HIGH-speed services began operating through the 53.8km Seikan tunnel between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido on March 26, with the launch of commercial services on the Hokkaido Shinkansen…
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