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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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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Texas: What’s ahead for the Dallas-Houston high-speed rail

By Caitlin Clark, The Eagle; December 16, 2018 After a year filled with public hearings, partnership announcements and meetings with…

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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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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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Texas Central receives $300 Million loan from Japanese

Lawmakers not throwing in the towel on FAA By BRIANNA GURCIULLO, With help from Tanya Snyder, Politco Morning Transportation; September…

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Getting there: What ‘on time’ means to railroads

By Jim Cameron, Connecticut Post; September 10, 2018 Japanese railroad officials earlier this year apologized for a huge mistake: One…

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Japan: Failing railway uses ‘foul-tasting’ snacks to beat passenger decline

From The Mainichi; August 4, 2018 CHIBA, Japan (Kyodo) — A small Japanese railway company in Choshi, near Tokyo, has…

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California: Calculations show bullet train can complete route within 2 hours and 40 minutes. Reality may prove slower

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; July 29, 2018 When California voters approved construction of a bullet train in 2008,…

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Japan to ban passengers carrying knives onto trains

By KYODO NEWS, Bangkok Post; July 20, 2018 TOKYO: The Transport Ministry said on Friday that passengers will be prohibited…

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Japan: JR East to fit cameras in all trains after knife attack horror

By AYATERU HOSOZAWA, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun; July 4, 2018 Security cameras will be installed in East Japan Railway…

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Japan: JR Tokai bullet trains to carry gear to thwart violent travelers

By AYATERU HOSOZAWA, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun; June 30,2018 Central Japan Railway Co. said it will equip all its…

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Tokyo rail guide signs woefully unprepared for 2020

From Japan Today; May 30, 2018 TOKYO – “I often see foreign tourists with bewildered expressions while standing in front…

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JR Tokai to equip Shinkansen trains with batteries to supply power in emergencies

By The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan News; May 28, 2018 Central Japan Railway Co., also known as JR Tokai, has…

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Japan rail worker fired for overcharging foreigners for bullet train tickets

From South China Morning Post; May 24, 2018 Central Japan Railway Co. said Thursday it fired a male employee who…

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The Tōkaidō Shinkansen’s World-Class Safety, Reliability, and Frequency

From nippon.com; May 25, 2018 The Tōkaidō Shinkansen—a 552.6-kilometer train line that links Tokyo and Shin-Osaka Stations—debuted in 1964, just…

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Inside the World’s Most Luxurious Train

By Elizabeth Stamp, Architectural Digest; May 15, 2018 Some trips involve a good deal of advance planning. A trip on…

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A Japanese rail company issued an official apology after a train left 25 seconds early

By Alexandra Ma, Business Insider; May 15, 2018 A Japanese railway company has issued an official apology after one of…

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Japan’s famously polite train commuters lose their cool sometimes. There were 825 attacks last year

By Julian Ryall, South China Morning Post; May 14, 2018 Issei Izawa only started university in April, but he already…

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Rush hour delays: why Tokyo’s commuter railways are feeling the strain

By Joe Baker, Railway Technology; April 3, 2018 The first-ever government study into rush hour train delays for services in…

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Japan: Fans bid farewell as Sanko Line closes after 88 years in service

From THE ASAHI SHIMBUN; April 1, 2018 GOTSU, Shimane Prefecture–Thousands of train buffs and one wild boar caused chaos on…

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