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Utsunomia opens new tram line, the first in Japan in 75 years
Utsunomia opens new tram line, the first in Japan in 75 years

On 26 August 2023, a new tram line was inaugurated in Utsunomia. It is the first new tram system in the country since 1948. The service is provided by 51 three-section, 29.52 m long, bi-directional articulated HU300 'Lightline' trams.

New trains for Semboku Rapid Railway in Osaka
New trains for Semboku Rapid Railway in Osaka

Two four-car Class 9300 EMUs were built by Kinki Sharyo using parts supplied by Mitsubishi Electric, Hitachi and Toyo Electric.

New high speed trains for Taiwan from Japanese consortium HTSC
New high speed trains for Taiwan from Japanese consortium HTSC

The Hitachi Toshiba Supreme Consortium (HTSC) will deliver 12 trains for Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSR).

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New Class 737 EMU For Hokkaido
New Class 737 EMU For Hokkaido

JR Hokkaido, the main operator on Japan's northernmost island, has introduced new two-car EMUs for the Muroran Main Line.

Tobu Railway's SPACIA X Limited Express Unveiled
Tobu Railway's SPACIA X Limited Express Unveiled

Tobu Railway, the Tokyo-based private railway company, has unveiled a new Limited Express EMU for services to Nikkō.

The Three Main Railway Networks In Tokyo Interconnected
The Three Main Railway Networks In Tokyo Interconnected

With the inauguration of the section of the new Shin-Yokohama line, the new Tokyo Railway Interconnection has been completed forming wide area network.

New Class E8 Shinkansen For Yamagata Line
New Class E8 Shinkansen For Yamagata Line

On 24 February 2023 the new Class E8 Mini Shinkansen was unveiled in Sendai.

Tokyo Metro Tested Synchronous Reluctance Traction Motors
Tokyo Metro Tested Synchronous Reluctance Traction Motors

Tokyo Metro was testing synchronous reluctance traction motors on two EMU cars on the Hibiya metro line.

New Trains For The Osaka Metro
New Trains For The Osaka Metro

Osaka Metro has introduced a new Class 400 with an unusual "cosmic" design.

New West-Kyushu Shinkansen Line Inaugurated
New West-Kyushu Shinkansen Line Inaugurated

After years of preparations, finding the economical model and the construction, a new and from the rest of the Shinkansen network isolated high speed line was inaugurated on 23 September 2022.

Further Railway Interconnection In Great Tokyo For A Large Network Of Seven Railways
Further Railway Interconnection In Great Tokyo For A Large Network Of Seven Railways

The interconnection of mayor railway networks in south-western part of the Great Tokyo Area continues. This time the Sagami and Tōkyū private railways have met through a new Sōtetsu Tōkyū Link Line.

New Trains For Yokohama Metro
New Trains For Yokohama Metro

On 30 March 2022, the new Class 4000 metro for Yokohama Municipal Subway was introduced.

The Nagasaki Shinkansen Progress
The Nagasaki Shinkansen Progress

On 19 March 2022, in Omura on Kyushu island, a new Shinkansen depot was inaugurated.

New Kamome Shinkansen For Nagasaki Line Presented
New Kamome Shinkansen For Nagasaki Line Presented

On 22 December 2021, at the Hitachi Kasado works, JR Kyushu unveiled its new Class N700S Shinkansen train destined for new line to Nagasaki called West Kyushu Shinkansen.

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.