13 Virtual Train Rides From Around the World That You Can Experience Right Now (Video)

By Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure; August 7, 2020 Watching people, clouds, and birds pass your window is only entertaining…

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Asia, Japan: JR East may halt Tokyo-area trains earlier as coronavirus saps demand

From The Japan Times; July 31, 2020 East Japan Railway Co. is considering moving up the last trains of the…

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Asia: Japan’s craziest train station has a giant with light-up eyes growing out of its wall

By Casey Baseel, Sora News 24; July 30, 2020 It looks like a science fiction monster of the week, but…

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Asia, Japan: Volume-based fares? JR East mulls changes after pandemic

By YUTA ICHIJO, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun; July 8, 2020 East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) is considering different…

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Asia: Japan’s new bullet train N700S debuts on line linking Tokyo, Osaka

From Kyodo News; July 1, 2020 Tokyo – Japan’s latest shinkansen bullet train model offering improved performance and upgraded cabin…

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Asia: Japan’s bullet trains face 90% drop in Golden Week passengers

By SHOHEI NOMOTO, Nikkei staff writer, Nikkei Asian Review; April 15, 2020 TOKYO — Ridership on Japan’s shinkansen bullet trains…

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International: The 7 Most Delicious Train Rides in the World

By Chris Dwyer, Robb Report; February 24, 2020 It’s hardly breaking news that long-haul airline food makes you lose the…

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Japan: Man on train pushes emergency button after passenger without mask coughs

From Japan Today; February 21, 2020 FUKUOKA A man riding on a subway train in Fukuoka pushed the emergency stop…

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Asia: Japan Railways to release new anti-groper smartphone app to help victims before chikan gets away

By Casey Baseel, Sora News 24; February 8, 2020 There are a couple of major reasons Japan’s chikan (train groper)…

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The $11 train ride through Japan’s scenic and snowy landscape while you sip sake

By Gina Galetti, dlmag.com; October 24, 2019 Train travel is utterly romantic and can remind us of bygone eras. It…

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Hitachi targets high-speed rail projects from Texas to Thailand

By KIU SUGANO, Staff Writer, Nikkei Asian Review; October 24, 2019 TOKYO — Hitachi is looking beyond its high-speed rail stomping…

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The world’s most beautiful bullet train is here

By Mark Wilson, Fast Company; September 6, 2019 Kazuyo Sejima has created some of the 21st century’s most captivating spaces,…

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Japan: Train crash highlights risk of Tokyo’s ‘unopened’ rail crossings

By KAZUHIRO KIDA, Nikkei Staff Writer, Nikkei Asian Review; September 6, 2019 TOKYO — Japan’s railways are renowned worldwide for…

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Opinion: Trains and rail make more sense than cars and roads

By Chris Tomlinson, Houston Chronicle; September 2, 2019 International travel always makes me think about the choices we’ve made in…

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The Exquisite Boxed Meals of Japan’s Train-Station Kiosks

By Rohini Chaki, Gastro Obscura, Atlas Obscura; June 25, 2019 The Tōkaidō Shinkansen, Japan’s famous bullet-train line, flashes past futuristic…

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Japan’s ‘supreme’ bullet train aims to impress Texas with speed

By SAKI HAYASHI, Nikkei Staff Writer, Nikkei Asian Review; June 8, 2019 TOKYO — Central Japan Railway, also known as…

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Asia: JR East’s luxury trains get even more glamorous with new menus

By AYATERU HOSOZAWA, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun; May 28, 2019 East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) has revamped menus…

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Japan Begins Testing Electric, 249-MPH Bullet Train Named ‘ALFA-X’

By James Gilboy, The Drive; May 15, 2019 The East Japan Railway Company (EJRC) is testing a new high-speed “shinkansen,”…

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Japan: Passengers stuck in packed bullet trains due to power outage

From Japan Today; April 28, 2019 Bullet train services between Tokyo and Niigata resumed Sunday, the second day of Japan’s…

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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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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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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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