Myanmar Railways: Yangon Circular Railway – 3 Hours Around Yangon By Train

The Yangon Circular Railway is probably the most well-known ride in Yangon, with the three-hour loop around the city offering a crash course of local sights and sounds, but yet not needing to venture out of the city. While a not-to-be-missed tourist activity, the Yangon Circular Railway is a local commuter line, and, contrary to its … Continue reading Myanmar Railways: Yangon Circular Railway – 3 Hours Around Yangon By Train

Day 2: Transjakarta Corridor 12 from Tanjung Priok to Jakarta Kota

After walking about 1km from the Port of Tanjung Priok, I got to Tanjung Priok Railway Station at 7.15pm, 5 minutes after the scheduled departure of the last KRL train bound for Jakarta Kota. The gates to the platform were shut already. The empty station. Disappointed, I backtracked to the Transjakarta halt. Boarding the first … Continue reading Day 2: Transjakarta Corridor 12 from Tanjung Priok to Jakarta Kota

MRT Purple Line: Tao Poon – Khlong Bang Phai (A Preview)

The MRT Purple Line, also officially known as the MRT Chalong Ratchadham Line, is the newest rapid transit system to open in Thailand, linking the Bangkok Metropolitan Region with Nonthaburi Province. The MRT Purple Line operates with 21 3-car trainsets manufactured by Japan Transport Engineering Company (J-TREC) (formerly known as Tokyu Car Corporation), a subsidiary of … Continue reading MRT Purple Line: Tao Poon – Khlong Bang Phai (A Preview)

Japanese High Speed Rail Shinkansen Exhibition at Pavilion KL

Similar to the exhibition held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore last year, the Japanese High Speed Rail Shinkansen Exhibition by JR East is now in Kuala Lumpur at the Pavilion! The information panels describe the history of the Shinkansen, successful overseas export models and the latest Shinkansen running in Japan currently. It is good … Continue reading Japanese High Speed Rail Shinkansen Exhibition at Pavilion KL

Hokkaido Shinkansen (to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto): opening on 26 March 2016

The Hokkaido Shinkansen between Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station through the Seikan Tunnel will commence operations on 26 March 2016. There will be 13 return trips daily to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, which consists of: - 10 Hayabusa services between Tokyo and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto - 1 Hayabusa service between Sendai and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto - 1 Hayate service between Morioka and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto … Continue reading Hokkaido Shinkansen (to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto): opening on 26 March 2016