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Why is(are) the new rail(s) needed in Vietnam?

7 reasons to visit Hoi An, one of Vietnam's most beautiful towns https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/hoi-an-vietnam/index.htmlVietnam has many destinations between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. But, North–South railway in Vietnam doesn't …

List of World's busiest railway lines

Rank Main City Railway Company Line Daily Ridership Year 1st Tokyo JR East Yamanote Line 4,098,582 2015 2nd Mumbai Indian Railway Western line(Mumbai Area) 3,519,000 2016~2017 3rd Tokyo JR East JR Keihin Tohoku Line 2,974,504 2015 4th Mum…

Why don't you take the first LRT in Jakarta?

www.urbanrail.netThe first LRT Line opened in Jakarta. Considering that MRT opened a few months ago, Jakarta seems to be devoted to opening new rail lines. I would like the authority to modernize the conventional PT Kereta Commuter Indones…

Why was the tanker attacked?

Oil prices surge after tankers attacked near the Iranian coast https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/13/investing/oil-prices-attack-strait-of-hormuz/index.htmlIt happened while PM Abe was visiting Iran. So, some pundits say that those who don't …

Why was the glass cracked?

The SkyDeck ledge of the Willis Tower cracks under visitors' feetttps://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/12/us/willis-tower-skydeck-cracks-trnd/index.htmlGlass floor usually embedded in observation deck of skyscraper is basically manufactured so as…

Why are they dumb?

Beijing walks a thin line as Hong Kong erupts at the worst possible time https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/06/13/asia/china-hong-kong-protests-intl-hnk/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FI think it's still meaningful that protests m…

Why don't they think about convenience?

The art of public transport https://www.metro-report.com/analysis/single-news/view/the-art-of-public-transport.htmlI don't think art is priority to promote more passengers to choose public transportation. Instead, convenience is an importa…

Why do we have to use AI properly?

Should AI be used to catch shoplifters? https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/18/business/ai-vaak-shoplifting/index.htmlIt's one thing to select suspicious people by AI. It's another to decide criminals by AI. The former would be permissive, whi…

Why is the bill blamed?

Mass protest in Hong Kong over law critics fear could allow China to snatch anyone https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/06/08/asia/hong-kong-extradition-bill-protest-intl/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FAfter passing this bill, as l…

Why is the BirthStrike risky in some cases?

BirthStrike: The people refusing to have kids, because of climate change https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/06/05/health/birthstrike-climate-change-scn-intl/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FSudden reduction of the population is not…

Why do they want to send hidden messages by ship collision?

US and Russian warships nearly collide in the Pacific https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/06/07/politics/us-russia-navy-near-collision-intl/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FJapan's self-defence ship once collide with China's fishing…

Why can we get to the pool?

London to get 'world's first' infinity pool with 360-degree views https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/infinity-pool-london-intl-scli/index.htmlThis pool can be described as advanced version of the rooftop pool on Marina Bay Sands. The at…

Why was rail motorway declined in Japan?

Poland – Luxembourg rail motorway service to launch this year https://www.railwaygazette.com/news/freight/single-view/view/poland-luxembourg-rail-motorway-service-to-launch-this-year.htmlJapan has had rail motorway service nearly 30 years …

Why don't you use this ticketing system?

Account-based contactless ticketing arrives in New York https://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/americas/single-view/view/account-based-contactless-ticketing-arrives-in-new-york.htmlThis ticketing system should be expanded to subw…

Why do they have an opportunity to know Tiananmen Massacre?

World marks 30 years since Tiananmen massacre as China censors all mention https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/06/03/asia/tiananmen-june-4-china-censorship-intl/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FThis diary is not blocked in Mainland …

Why are Asian cuisines competitive?

Which country has the best food? https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/world-best-food-cultures/index.htmlGenerally speaking, it's Asia where you can get access to nutritious and delicious food with cheap price. But, it means that workers…

Why is everybody going to Badaling?

Officials set visitor cap at China's busiest Great Wall section https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/badaling-great-wall-quota/index.htmlWhen it comes to visiting Great Wall, many people try to head for Badaling section. But, there are m…

Why did Aotizhongxin become the transportation hub?

Shenyang metro Line 9 opens https://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/china/single-view/view/shenyang-metro-line-9-opens.htmlAotizhongxin became the only station, from which we can take 2 subway lines and tram lines. Shenyang seems …

Why do they like fair skin?

Photograph of Miss India finalists stirs debate over country's obsession with fair skin https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/miss-india-fairness-intl/index.htmlSince European countries became the symbol of wealth, advanced technology, and…

Why are they chilling?

Turn up office thermostats to improve women's productivity, study suggests https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/05/23/health/warmer-temperatures-women-productivity-study-intl/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FAs far as females around …

Why is it built as monorail?

Bombardier Transportation selected for Cairo monorail contract https://www.metro-report.com/news/metro/single-view/view/bombardier-transportation-selected-for-cairo-monorail-contract.htmlI wonder why this line is planned as a monorail line…

Why did he meet Japan's emperor?

Trump meets Japanese Emperor as he begins business portion of state visit https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/05/26/politics/trump-japan-visit/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FIt's interesting that Republican Leader met Emperor as t…

Odakyu Family Railway Festa 2019(小田急ファミリー鉄道展 2019)

The main purpose of my visiting is to see SE, which used to be main Limited Express train on Odakyu Line nearly 50 years ago. Though the train is usually placed inside warehouse near Ebina Station, it's moved to open-air depot during the f…

Why don't you drop in at Doha Metro?

Doha Metro opened http://www.urbanrail.net/as/doha/doha.htmThis is the first metro system in Qatar. Since Doha is one of the famous cities where people moving between Europe and East Asia change flights, some of those passengers can enjoy …

Why does Vancouver's urban rail need toilets?

Vancouver metro fleet renewal approved https://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/americas/single-view/view/vancouver-metro-fleet-renewal-approved.htmlThough introduction of the new train is important, I thought introduction of toile…

Why are there so many queues in front of women toilets?

Women need twice as many toilets as men, say public health experts https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/05/23/health/rsph-toilet-report-scli-intl-gbr/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FRather than lack of toilets, females tend to do ad…

Why don't we take a look at Huawei train?

A look inside Huawei, China’s tech giant https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2019/05/business/huawei-cnnphotos/index.htmlWhen I saw the picture that the man is sleeping under his cubicle, I thought that Huawei forces employees to stay over…

Why was the railway built as a single track?

A legacy of lunacy haunts Kenya's old railway. Will China's $3.6B line be different? https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/20/china/china-kenya-sgr-rail-africa-intl/index.htmlI wonder why it was built as the single track railway. Considering it'…

Why did they accept LGBT?

Taiwan furious after China attempts to take credit for LGBT marriage win https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/05/20/asia/taiwan-china-gay-marriage-intl/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FChinese Communist Party has long given us the im…