‘SL Fuyu no Shitsugen-go’ runs in East Hokkaido – The coaches with stoves are renewed

JR Hokkaido is operating the steam locomotive (SL) towed sightseeing train “SL Fuyu no Shitsugen-go”, which will celebrate its 23rd year this season, between Kushiro and Shibecha on the Semmo Line from January to March 2023.

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Tap to ride Fukuoka Subway from all stations – 6 brands OK including Visa and UnionPay

The Fukuoka City Subway is currently conducting a verification test about riding with the contactless payments of credit cards. From March 27, 2023 (Monday), the acceptable stations will be expanded to all stations on all lines, and the payment brands that can be used will be added.

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Yamanote Line will be partly closed for 2 days – Track works at Shibuya on January 8-9

As part of the Shibuya Station improvement work, JR East will suspend or reduce the number of trains on the Yamanote Line from the first train on January 7 (Sat) to the last train on 8 (Sun), 2023, in order to switch the track of the Yamanote Line Outer Circle.

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Six JR companies will revise timetables – Higher speed limit makes Shinkansen faster

JR East E7 series operated on the Joetsu/Hokuriku Shinkansen (PhotoNetwork/Photo AC)

The six JR Group passenger railway companies will revise their timetables on March 18, 2023 (Sat), speeding up and increasing the number of trains on the Shinkansen, opening new stations on conventional lines, and improving transportation through the progress of double-tracking.

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Nankai Railway accepts “Tap to pay with Visa” – From Kansai Airport to Osaka / Koyasan

Nankai Electric Railway and other four transportation companies in its Group continue to provide transportation services using the “Visa Contactless Payments” that has been tested for about one year and nine months.

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JR East trains run all night on New Year’s Eve – Operation will be reduced from last year

From New Year’s Eve 2022 to New Year’s Day 2023, JR East will operate trains all night on some lines in the Tokyo metropolitan area, and will run extra limited express trains that go directly to the first sunrise spot in the suburbs.

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