Man stops train from leaving station in Japan, video goes viral online

By Oona McGee, Sora News 24; April 11, 2019 The punctuality of Japanese trains often makes headlines around the world,…

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Southeast Asia pins hopes on rail to ease chronic congestion

By SHOTARO TANI, Nikkei staff writer, Nikkei Asian Review; March 19, 2019 JAKARTA — Indonesia’s first high-capacity commuter rail network is…

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Vietnam: Plans proposed for building Lao Cai-Hanoi-Hai Phong railway

From Vietnamnet.vn Bridge; March 3, 2019 The existing railway running from Lao Cai to Hai Phong has an average speed…

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Japan: Sightseeing train turns ‘problem’ Kyoto line into talk of the town

By RYUTARO ABE, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun; March 4, 2019 MIYAZU, Kyoto Prefecture–A railway here once on the verge…

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Philippines: Work starts on Manila North-South Commuter Railway

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; February 18, 2019 A groundbreaking ceremony was held in the Philippines capital Manila on…

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Train Troubles in Japan: Railway Passengers Declare Backpacks a Major Nuisance

From Nippon.com; February 15, 2019 Railway passengers endure stifling trains and other miseries on their crowded commutes, but the behavior…

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Manila, Philippines: A common rail station, finally

By The Editorial Board, Manila Standard; February 15, 2019 The government is finally pushing ahead with the long-stalled plan to…

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Tasty oden hot pot served on trains in Japan a novel winter pleasure

By Tatsuya Watanabe and Yomiuri Shimbun, Staff Writers, The Japan News; February 2, 2019 Events to enjoy oden, a Japanese…

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India: Railway clerk put off duty for piloting train

From TNN, The Times of India; February 4, 2019 SURAT: The railway booking clerk facing inquiry after his vi .. Click…

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Analysis – Batteries possibly included: the train engine innovations taking on diesel

By Ross Davies, Railway Technology; January 31, 2019 Are diesel trains really set to become a thing of the past?…

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Work to begin on Dh43b Philippines rail project

By Gilbert P. Felongco, Correspondent; Gulf News Asia; January 26, 2019 Manila: Construction will start next month on a new…

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China gets tough on train ‘seat robbers’ who refuse to move

By Mandy Zou, South China Morning Post; December 14, 2018 Two Chinese rail passengers have been detained for disrupting public…

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Delicacies of the Dining Car

A Book Review By Corby Kummer, The New York Times; November 28, 2018 FOOD ON THE MOVE Dining on the…

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Are US trains really that bad? It’s complicated

By Geoffrey Morrison, C/Net; December 9, 2018 Compared to other wealthy nations, passenger trains in the US seem to lag…

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What other passenger carriers are doing: A budget airline passenger asked for water. He was given a cup of ice and told to wait.

Editor’s Note: This is another story in an ongoing series about managing food service operations and passenger expectations. – Corridorrail.com…

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Asia: Kawasaki Heavy weighs exit from money-losing train business

By MASASHI ISAWA, Nikkei staff writer, Nikkei Asian Review; October 31, 2018 TOKYO — Kawasaki Heavy Industries plans to restructure rolling-stock operations…

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Two elephants die in another Sri Lanka train collision

By AFP, Gulf News Sri Lanka; October 21, 2018 Colombo: Two elephants were killed and another critically injured Sunday crossing…

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At least 18 people are reported dead and many more injured after passenger train derails in Taiwan

By AP, AFP Staff Writers, News Corp Australia Network, Cairns Post; October 21, 2018 AT least 18 people have died…

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When Are Truly High-Speed Trains Coming To Amtrak?

By Francis Tapon, Contributor, Forbes; September 30, 2018 This month, Germany inaugurated the world’s first hydrogen-fuel-cell powered train. France’s TGV…

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India: Snake bites passenger on board Sangam Express

By TNN, The Times of India; October 1, 2018 KANPUR: A passenger on board the Meerut-bound Sangam Express .. Click here…

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Singapore: New MRT trains with tip-up seats now in service

By Benson Ang, The Straits Times; September 30, 2018 SINGAPORE – If you are reading this on the MRT, look…

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A passenger train to link Shanghai and Antwerp is in the works

By Kenny Ong, Time Out Shanghai; September 28, 2018 If you’re someone who swoons at the thought of taking a…

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Taiwan’s stunning 106-year-old mountain railway

By Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN; September 18, 2018 Chiayi, Taiwan (CNN) — As a red and cream-colored train chugs up…

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India: 2 held for drugging train passengers and looting them

From TNN, The Times of India; September 12, 2018 MUMBAI: Two men have been arrested from Bengal in connection .. Click…

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How new rules jeopardize China’s subway projects

By BEN HEUBL, Data Journalist, Nikkei Asian Review; September 10, 2018 LONDON — In an effort to rein in spending…

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