Bullet Train

  • Japan's bullet train hits half century 1 week ago

    Omiya: Fifty years ago, the first bullet train pulled out of Tokyo station and hurtled across the countryside, heralding Japan's arrival as a modern economic powerhouse with a transport system soon to become the envy of the world. Less than two decades after a bitter World War II defeat that...
  • Himachal Pradesh student's bullet train model selected for nationallevel exhibition September 12, 2014

    Shimla: A Himachal Pradesh student has created a bullet train model that has been selected for a nationallevel exhibition, a school official said on Friday. Shilpa, a class 10 student in Government Senior Secondary School at Sudhial near Nadaun in Hamirpur district, has prepared the bullet train model that is based...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 1, 2014

    Bullet News is CNNIBN's nonstop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 1, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • IndoJapan ties scale new heights as Modi, Abe sign key agreements on bullet trains, Varanasi revamp September 1, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan and India, Asia's second and third largest economies signed five major agreements during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the east Asian nation. A deal on bringing Japan's high speed bullet trains to India signed between the 'two most important democracies of the world' remained one of the...
  • PM Modi promises to bring high speed bullet trains to India August 30, 2014

    One of the dreams that Narendra Modi has been showing to the nation is of bringing bullet trains to India. It's incredible because these trains move at a speed of close to 265 to 270 km per hour. But, it might not be very feasible in India where rail safety...
  • Bullet trains expected to be on agenda during PM Modi's Japan visit August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for a fiveday trip to Japan, hopes are high that the issue of bullet trains will feature on the agenda. The NDA government had promised to launch bullet train in its Railway Budget. While presenting the Railway Budget, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda...
  • Steps to concretise MumbaiAhmedabad bullet train project August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Japan visit, railways is stepping up efforts to concretise the MumbaiAhmedabad high speed rail corridor project amid expectation that a way forward is likely to be materialised during the trip. The bullet train is expected to run at a speed of 300 km...
  • French companies evince keen interest in bullet train project July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after the Centre announced plans to introduce a bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad and to allow foreign direct investment into the railways sector, a number of French companies have come forward to participate in the project. The government had unveiled these plans in the Railway Budget, 201415...
  • High tariff needed to make bullet trains viable: Economic survey July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: High tariff and large passenger volumes are required to justify investment in highspeed train projects as these are highly capital intensive in nature, the Economic Survey (ES) has said. Railways has in consultation with state governments selected seven corridors for carrying out prefeasibility studies for the introduction of highspeed,...
  • Map: MumbaiAhmedabad bullet train route July 9, 2014

    Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said that Indian Railways is on its way to fulfil the long cherished dream to run a bullet train. Presenting the Railway Budget 201415 in Parliament on Tuesday, he said, the Railways proposes bullet trains by starting off with an already identified MumbaiAhmedabad sector, where...
  • Bullet trains won't work in India, says Nitish Kumar July 9, 2014

    Former Railway minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said that bullet trains, proposed in this year's Railway budget, were not feasible in the country, though the concept sounded very impressive. Kumar said that he travelled from London to Paris on a bullet train during his time and made efforts...
  • Photo: How the iconic climax scene of 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' would change had Kajol tried to board a bullet train July 9, 2014

    India will soon get its first bullet train that will run between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. A bullet is a high speed train that will drastically cut down the travel time for Indians wary of long train journeys. But how will this change an iconic scene from one of India's most...
  • No hike in fares, Railways to attract FDI July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Sparing passengers of any further fare hike, Railway Budget for 201415 proposes to attract private domestic and FDI in infrastructure projects and pursuing privatepublic partnership to boost the finances of the cashstrapped railways. Having hiked fares to the tune of 14.2 per cent recently, Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda who...
  • Rail Budget: Bullet trains, Diamond Quadrilateral of highspeed rail July 8, 2014

    Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said that Indian Railways is on its way to fulfil the long cherished dream to run a bullet train. Presenting the Railway Budget 201415 in Parliament on Tuesday, he said, the Railways proposes bullet trains by starting off with an already identified MumbaiAhmedabad sector, where...
  • Railway budget expectations: Clean trains and platforms should be ensured July 6, 2014

    With just two days to go for the Railway budget, people across the country have high expectations from the government to improve the condition of railway stations. Hygiene was a crucial part on everyone's agenda. Cleanliness of platforms, and the fixing of the IRCTC website for speedy booking of tickets...
  • China plans a 13,000 km rail line to America passing through an underocean tunnel May 9, 2014

    Beijing: China plans to build an ambitious 13,000 km rail line to operate bullet trains to America through Russia passing through a tunnel underneath the Pacific Ocean to reach the continental US via Alaska and Canada. The proposed line beginning from China's north east could go through Russia's eastern Siberia, the...
  • Rail Budget reflects UPA's non-performance: Narendra Modi February 27, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed the Railway Budget as "anti-development" and said that it reflects the "non-performance of the UPA government". "The Centre's railway budget is anti-development and showcases the non-performance of the government. It will increase the burden of rising prices on the common people,"...
  • China starts world's longest bullet train route December 26, 2012

    Beijing: China on Wednesday inaugurated world's longest highspeed rail route linking its capital Beijing with the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, covering a distance of 2,298 kms. Running at an average speed of 300 km per hour, the bullet train will save nearly 12 hours by bringing down the travel time...
  • Roadmap for MumbaiAhemedabad bullet train cleared July 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Putting the ambitious MumbaiAhemedabad rail cooridor on fast track, the Railways will now constitute a project steering group to examine various options available for executing the ambitious project. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Friday announced a roadmap for implementation of flagship infrastructure projects which include high speed corridors,...
  • Kerala's high speed rail project to be on track soon July 3, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Billed as the biggest and most expensive infrastructure projects conceived by Kerala, a high speed rail corridor for India's first bullet train is one of the mega projects the state plans to implement. On completion, it will enable one travel from Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram to the state's northern most point...
  • Soon, Mumbai to Ahmedabad in 4 hrs on bullet train March 13, 2012

    Mumbai: While highspeed trains have been zipping passengers across cities and continents in Western and Asian countries for years, the idea of introducing the bullet train is finally going to be a reality in India. Three days before the Rail Budget will be unveiled, there is good news for Mumbai's...
  • ChennaiB'lore bullet train: Long way to go February 16, 2012

    CHENNAI: Bullet train between Chennai and Bangalore could become a reality only after a feasibility study clears it, according to Shinya Fuji, director general of Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO). Fuji told reporters here on Tuesday on the sidelines of seminar on Innovative Technologies in Environment and Clean Energy that...
  • China media reins in criticism over train crash August 1, 2011

    Beijing: China's media are curbing combative reporting of a highspeed train disaster after what observers said were orders from the ruling Communist Party's propaganda arm to stop criticism that has echoed public outrage over the tragedy. For a week, many Chinese newspapers defied censorship orders and pursued unusually aggressive reporting of...
  • Chinese Rly faces media fury over train crash July 25, 2011

    Beijing: Facing media fury over the deadly bullet train crash that left 35 people dead and 192 wounded, Chinese Railway has promised transparent probe while admitting that there are several missing people still to be accounted for. The ministry spokesman Wang Yongping found it difficult to handle the volley of questions...
  • China train crash: three senior officials sacked July 25, 2011

    Wenzhou: China sacked three senior railway officials on Sunday after a collision between two highspeed trains killed at least 43 people and raised new questions about the safety of the fastgrowing rail network. A bullet train on Saturday night hit another express which lost power following a lightning strike, state media...
  • Crash may dash China's bullet train expansion plan July 24, 2011

    Beijing: China's first bullet train crash, less than a month after the launch of BeijingShanghai train with much fanfare may dash Beijing's multibillion dollar plans to expand high speed train network at home besides making the technology a mainstay of its future exports. Chinese government went all out...
  • Bullet train crash in China kills 35 July 24, 2011

    Beijing: A bullet train crashed into another highspeed train that had stalled after being struck by lightning in eastern China, causing four carriages to fall off a viaduct and killing at least 35 people and injuring 191 others, state media and an official said on Sunday. It was the first derailment...
  • Japan: Bullet trains halt after killer quake March 12, 2011

    CNN's Kyung Lah travels towards the epicentre of the japan quake. ...