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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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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India: No more poor quality food on trains! IRCTC’s new software solution is good news for passengers; how it works

By Smriti Jain, Financial Express; May 7, 2018 Hygiene standards on Indian Railways trains – be it of food or…

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What Railways in India hope to learn from German rail

By Avishek G Dastidar, The Indian Express; May 4, 2018 In June, Indian Railways probationers will head to Berlin to…

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India: Passenger caught railway staff using toilet water to make ‘chai’, contractor penalized

By Sriparna Ghosh, International Business Times; May 3, 2018 People traveling in the Indian Railways often prefer home cooked food rather…

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A runaway train carrying 1,000 passengers traveled for miles in India

By Amanda Erickson, The Washington Post; April 9, 2018 It was a scene right out of “Speed”: an out-of-control train traveling…

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