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New Trams For Utsunomiya Tram Project
New Trams For Utsunomiya Tram Project

On 27 May 2021 the first tram arrived to Utsunomiya, the capital city of Tochigi prefecture in Kantō region (surrounding Tokyo). The operator has ordered 17 Type HU300 trams, built by Niigata Transys.

New Class 18000 For Tokyo Metro
New Class 18000 For Tokyo Metro

On 2 June 2021 in Tokyo was unveiled new train for Hanzōmon line of Tokyo metro. 19 Class 18000 Hitachi-built ten-car EMUs are on order.

Nishi-Kyushu Shinkansen Scheduled To Open In 2022
Nishi-Kyushu Shinkansen Scheduled To Open In 2022

On 28 April 2021 JR Kyushu announced it is about to inaugurate new stretch of Shinkansen high speed line on Kyushu island from autumn 2022.

JR East's Class E131 For Local Trains In Chiba
JR East's Class E131 For Local Trains In Chiba

With the start o the new 2021 timetable, on 13 March 2021, new Class E131 EMUs entered commercial service in Chiba prefecture.

More Class E235 EMUs For JR East
More Class E235 EMUs For JR East

On 21 December 2020, Class E235-1000 EMUs started commercial services on Yokosuka-Sobu Rapid Line.

Tokyo Metro Class 17000 In Regular Service
Tokyo Metro Class 17000 In Regular Service

In August 2020 we informed about the new Class 17000 EMU destined for Tokyo Metro Tokyo Yūrakuchō and Fukutoshin lines.

Modernised Kintetsu Railway's Class 20000 RAKU Luxury EMU
Modernised Kintetsu Railway's Class 20000 RAKU Luxury EMU

The sole EMU in the fleet was built in 1990 to serve excursion services operated on the 1,435 mm gauge part of the Kintetsu railway network. Now it is ready to offer more comfort.

New Class 17000 EMUs For Tokyo Metro
New Class 17000 EMUs For Tokyo Metro

On 11 August 2020 Tokyo metro at its Shin-Kiba depot presented one of its first Hitachi-built Class 17000 trains.

JR East Announced New E8 Shinkansen Trains
JR East Announced New E8 Shinkansen Trains

On 3 March JR East announced plans to develop and purchase new Shinkansen Class E8 EMUs.

West Express Ginga - New Sleeping Service In Japan
West Express Ginga - New Sleeping Service In Japan

On 25 January 2020 JR West introduced a new night train, which is planned to connect Kyoto and Osaka with Izumo by two pairs of trains weekly.

Ginza Line‘s Shibuya Station Moves During Holidays
Ginza Line‘s Shibuya Station Moves During Holidays

Tokyo Metro Ginza line is partly interrupted from 28 December 2019 to 2 January 2020 between Shibuya and Omote-sando.

Shinkansen 700 Series farewell
Shinkansen 700 Series farewell

On 11 December 2019 JR Central announced the withdrawal of its 700 Series Shinkansen high speed EMUs. The last run will take place on 8 March...

Sōtetsu JR Link Line Project Advances
Sōtetsu JR Link Line Project Advances

On 28 March 2019 at Hazawa-Yokohama-Kokudai station, a new facility built on a JR Freight marshalling yard, a ceremony was held to mark...

New Limited Express EMU Laview For Seibu Railway
New Limited Express EMU Laview For Seibu Railway

On 14 February 2019 the Seibu Railway Company (Seibu Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha), the private operator of the 1,067 mm gauge rail network in...

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