May 09, 2013
HANOI--Vietnam has effectively dropped plans to adopt Japan's Shinkansen bullet-train technology, opting for a slower speed rail link between its two main cities.
March 24, 2013
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) is close to signing its first overseas consulting contract with a Taiwanese railway operator, a step toward exporting bullet trains based...
February 07, 2013
Boasting an automated speed control system and a host of passenger-friendly features, the new N700A Shinkansen bullet train will make its commercial debut Feb. 8.
January 23, 2013
When Shinkansen schedules are revised in March, the Music Channel, a free service for bullet train passengers, will no longer be on board. The service, which has been offered...
January 21, 2013
Two months before the launch of the fastest commercial train in Japan, reporters on Jan. 21 got a preview and a chance to ride the new Series E6 Shinkansen, reaching speeds of...
November 23, 2012
TSURU, Yamanashi Prefecture--A rail operator has unveiled a prototype high-speed magnetic levitation train, which it plans to operate on one of Japan's busiest routes from 2027.
November 21, 2012
PHNOM PENH--Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and his Indian counterpart, Manmohan Singh, on Nov. 20 agreed to hold talks on adopting Japan’s bullet-train system for a high-speed ...
October 19, 2012
Japan is expected to announce that it will begin the import of rare earth elements from India when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits the country next month.
June 23, 2012
SAITAMA--Celebrations were held at stations along the route of the Tohoku Shinkansen on June 23 as the bullet train celebrated its 30th anniversary of linking the Tokyo...
May 20, 2012
OYAMA, Tochigi Prefecture--More than 1,000 people gathered here May 19 for the chance to see seven types of bullet train side by side.
May 06, 2012
After nearly being axed to cut government spending, a project is continuing--and struggling--to develop new trains that can run on both Shinkansen lines and the narrower tracks ...
March 06, 2012
Despite safeguards put in by Japan Railways, more than 100 passengers are expected to be killed in derailments of Shinkansen bullet trains if a major earthquake strikes Tokyo,...
February 27, 2012
We all know train enthusiasts—the sort of people who know that the express from Nagoya always has an extra guard on Tuesday—but imagine a “master” train enthusiast,...
February 17, 2012
All "300 Series" trains, which have served the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen Lines for 20 years, will be decommissioned on March 16.
December 09, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR--A Japanese consortium looks set to win the right to conduct a pre-feasibility study for a planned 660-kilometer high-speed rail route linking the cities of...
September 22, 2011
Even though Typhoon No. 15 was raging, Central Japan Railway Co. went ahead Sept. 21 with an experimental run of a train that uses magnetic levitation technology.
August 08, 2011
BEIJING--Although not as high stakes as bullet train technology, the latest train-related dust-up between Japan and China is shaping up over an upcoming Chinese animation...
July 25, 2011
Concerns always existed that China's high-speed trains were dangerous. Now, those fears have become reality. In coastal Wenzhou, in Zhejiang province, one high-speed train...
March 29, 2011
East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) said Monday that the Tohoku Shinkansen Line, crippled since the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake, will return to full service from late...
March 11, 2011
A massive earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 8.8 struck off the northern coast of Japan on Friday, violently shaking tall buildings in Tokyo and triggering tsunami.
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