Landslides On Railway Line Affect Hakone Tourism

Landslides on railway line affect Hakone tourism

A mountain railway line in the popular sightseeing spot of Hakone, near Tokyo, is expected to be out of service until at least the end of this year, due to landslides caused by Typhoon Hagibis.

The storm brought heavy rainfalls of about 1,000 millimeters in 48 hours to the resort town in Kanagawa Prefecture last weekend.

Typhoon-hit Railway Station Near Tokyo Congested

Typhoon-hit railway station near Tokyo congested

Commuters had to endure long lines at a key railway station near Tokyo on Tuesday where the escalators and automatic ticket gates were not operating after being damaged by Typhoon Hagibis.

East Japan Railway's Musashi-Kosugi Station, south of Tokyo, was flooded at the weekend due to torrential rain.

Most Private Railway Services Resume

Most private railway services resume

Railway operators in the greater Tokyo are resuming local train services on Sunday morning in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis.

Private railway operators Keisei, Keio, Tokyu, Seibu, Tobu, Sotetsu, Tokyo Tama Intercity Monorail, Rinkai, Yurikamome, Tokyo Monorail, Tsukuba Express, Keikyu, Tokyo Metro and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's subway have resumed all or part of their services.

Many Railway Services Out On Sunday Morning

Many railway services out on Sunday morning

Railway operators in greater Tokyo will halt Shinkansen and most local train services on Sunday morning for safety checks in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis.

East Japan Railway, or JR East, says all of its local lines will be out of operation at least until around noon.

Most Railway Services Out On Sunday Morning

Most railway services out on Sunday morning

Railway operators in greater Tokyo will halt shinkansen and most local train services on Sunday morning for safety checks in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis.

East Japan Railway, or JR East, says all of its local lines will be out of operation at least until around noon.

Railway Operators To Cancel Services

Railway operators to cancel services

East Japan Railway says it will cancel all services in the greater Tokyo metropolitan area from the start of Monday's first train run until 8 a.m.

Many private railways in the area, including Tokyu, Keikyu, Odakyu and Keisei, have also suspended their first train runs.

More Railway Operators To Cancel Services

More railway operators to cancel services

East Japan Railway says it will cancel all services in the greater Tokyo area from the first train until 8 a.m. on Monday.

Railway operators Odakyu and Tokyu say they will gradually reduce the number of trains on Sunday evening and will cancel all services in Tokyo and neighboring Kanagawa Prefecture after around 10 p.m.

Man Cuts Gate Bars At Busy Railway Crossing

Man cuts gate bars at busy railway crossing

Police in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo are searching for a driver who cut through gate bars at a busy railway crossing on Saturday before fleeing.

The police found the severed bars at the Keisei Railway crossing in Funabashi city.

Railway Opens In Tsunami-hit Coastal Area

Railway opens in tsunami-hit coastal area

A coastal railway line running through a disaster-hit area of northeastern Japan has opened for business.

Miyako and Kamaishi stations on the Rias Line in Iwate Prefecture connect the northern and southern segments of the line, completing a network that stretches 163 kilometers.

Railway Services To Kansai Airport Resume

Railway services to Kansai Airport resume

Railway services to Kansai International Airport have resumed, two weeks after the bridge linking it with the mainland was damaged by an oil tanker.

Powerful winds and waves caused by a typhoon drove the tanker into the bridge on September 4th, badly damaging the railway tracks and one side of the lanes for car traffic.

Quaint Stations Win Kominato Railway A Good Design Award

Quaint stations win Kominato Railway a Good Design Award

ICHIHARA, Chiba Prefecture--Charming train stations that blend in with idyllic countryside scenery and which have helped the railroad become an integral part of local communities have won Kominato Railway Co. a 2017 Good Design Award.

The Ichihara-based company, which operates a local line passing through the city and other areas, won praise from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion in October for its design concept for the stations.

Wakasa Railway Unveils Plans For Its Sightseeing Train 'showa'

Wakasa Railway unveils plans for its sightseeing train 'Showa'

WAKASA, Tottori Prefecture--Wakasa Railway Co. has unveiled the design and other details planned for its sightseeing train, the Showa, which is slated to start running on March 4, 2018.

The semi-public railway operator, based in the town of the same name, has been working since April on redesigning three of its four train cars at a total cost of 70 million yen ($616,000) to introduce the Showa.

After Successful First Year, Kyoto Railway Museum Faces Challenge

After successful first year, Kyoto Railway Museum faces challenge

KYOTO--The Kyoto Railway Museum attracted a higher-than-expected 1.5 million visitors in its first year of operation, but maintaining that momentum will be an uphill battle.

The museum in the city's Shimogyo Ward made efforts to bring in people of all ages. However, the visitor numbers were helped by the fact that the ancient capital is one of the most popular sightseeing areas in Japan.