Your smartphone will be JR East tickets – Another ticketless service different from Suica

As a new means of boarding without using a ticket, JR East will gradually expand the ride service using “QR code” to all lines from the Tohoku area from the late 2024.

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Shinkansen ‘GranClass’ goes to the next stage – ‘DEAN & DELUCA’ produces light meals

On October 1, 2022 (Sun), JR East, JR Hokkaido, and JR West renewed the on-board services provided in the ‘Gran Class,’ the highest seats on the Tohoku-Hokkaido and Hokuriku Shinkansen.

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It’s time for test runs! Haga Utsunomiya LRT – ‘LIGHTLINE’ will launch from August 2023

The Haga Utsunomiya LRT, a new light rail transit that is being constructed with the aim of opening in August 2023, will soon begin trial operation for the first time in some sections where construction has been completed.

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Shinkansen aims for “Semi-automated driving” – JR Central shows future railway vision

JR Central presented a vision of the future of railways that utilize the latest technologies such as ICT, and disclosed various initiatives to improve safety, convenience, and comfort while improving efficiency.

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Japan finally relaxed COVID-19 border measures – No testing, but vaccination required

In order to resume international traffic of people, the Japanese government has relaxed border measures related to COVID-19 and started operation from Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

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New low cost bus routes from Narita Airport – The cheapest way to Ikebukuro & Shibuya

WILLER EXPRESS (Headquarters: Koto City, Tokyo) and Tokyu Bus (Headquarters: Meguro City, Tokyo) will start low-priced direct bus routes (LCB: Low-Cost Bus) connecting Ikebukuro / Shibuya in central Tokyo and Narita Airport on August 1, 2022 (Mon).

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