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2013-03-29 23:01:48

In the centennial of New York´s Grand Central Terminal, train stations become a cultural crossroad. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 Grand Central Terminal and Tokyo Station agreed on the sister station relationship on March 19 in the opening gala of Japan Week 2013, the annual Japan tourism event. Tokyo Station will have its centennial in December 2014, and Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) will promote train travel more for Japan tourism and the awareness of train...

Japan Unveils Prototype Of Faster Floating Train
2012-11-26 13:25:34

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The island nation of Japan features a vast network of high-speed rail lines to connect its cities together. The country´s famous bullet train system, which was developed in the early 1960s and is still regarded around the world as one of the best high-speed mass transit systems in the world, could soon see competition from even faster trains. Last week the Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) unveiled a prototype of...

2009-04-28 07:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) is using IBM software to manage maintenance and logistics for the revolutionary high-speed rail network that runs along the west coast of Taiwan. IBM is providing vital support to the management and maintenance systems that make sure hundreds of trains carrying passengers between the south and the north are safe and on time. (Logo:...

2009-03-03 09:01:00

First Application is for Bullet Train ("Shinkansen") Bridges in Japan ATLANTA, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeSpan Technologies, an innovator of advanced structural condition assessment solutions for civil infrastructure, announces the commercial availability of its newest PeakStrain(TM) sensor, allowing rapid and accurate evaluation of bridge conditions after a seismic event. Visual inspection techniques have been used to assess the condition of bridges for decades, both in the U.S. and...

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2009-02-23 06:45:00

After nearly a century and a half of rail history, trains are being hailed as integral to California's growth in the 21st century. California officials are preparing to invest billons of dollars into a rail line that will model Japan's Shinkansen bullet train. The 800-mile system will support trains capable of running 220 mph, and will cost nearly half of the $100 billion that would have been spent on new highways. Supporters say the trains will reduce environmental damage, and create...

2009-02-12 11:27:23

Britain said it awarded a $10.6 billion train upgrade contract to a Japanese consortium, the new trains to replace 30-year-old trains on two busy lines. Agility Trains, a consortium that includes Hitachi, makers of bullet trains, won the bid for the contract to build new trains for the Great Western and East Coast train lines. However, Transportation Secretary Geoff Hoon said the government spending will create or save 12,500 jobs in Britain, The Times of London reported Thursday The trains...

2008-09-03 18:00:34

Tokyo, Sept. 3 (Jiji Press)--Central Japan Railway Co. has estimated that its planned magnetic levitation, or maglev, Shinkansen line, linking Tokyo and Osaka, will not require the building of new power plants, Jiji Press learned Wednesday. The Nagoya-based railway operator, better known as JR Tokai, expects the new line to consume electricity equivalent to up to one pct of the combined output capacity of Tokyo Electric Power Co. , Chubu Electric Power Co. and Kansai Electric Power Co. ,...

2008-07-02 12:00:56

By Kyodo News International, Tokyo Jul. 1--TOKYO -- Graffiti found Tuesday on the body of a Shinkansen bullet train forced railway operator East Japan Railway Co. to cancel a scheduled Niigata Prefecture-bound run, affecting some 500 would-be passengers, JR East officials said. Roman letters reading "Hack" were found sprayed apparently in blue, red and white over a stretch of 4-5 meters on the side of the second car of Tanigawa 401 during checks at around 5 a.m. inside a rail yard...

2008-02-16 03:00:26

By Briginshaw, David THE normally select world of high-speed rail, where construction of new lines has been limited to a small, but slowly-growing, club of generally rich or powerful countries, has been turned upside down this month with major developments on three continents and more to come. Argentina has shocked the world by deciding to build the first high-speed railway in the Americas. Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV) in Italy looks set to be the world's first open-access high- speed...

2006-01-21 03:31:27

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's harshest winter in decades finally caught up to Tokyo on Saturday to blanket the capital in its heaviest snowfall for five years, forcing flight cancellations and slowing trains. Although snow can fall in Tokyo once or twice a year, temperatures usually hover above freezing, making significant accumulations rare. As of 3 p.m. (0600 GMT), some 7 cm (2.8 inches) of snow had fallen in the Otemachi area of central Tokyo. At Haneda Airport, 82 domestic flights...


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