Earthquake-damaged Tohoku Shinkansen resumed – takes extra time due to slow driving

On April 14, 2022 (Thu), JR East will resume operation of all sections of the Tohoku Shinkansen, which had been suspended between Fukushima and Sendai due to the impact of the earthquake.

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Tohoku Shinkansen will resume in full on April 14 – Recovering well from the earthquake

JR East announced that it plans to resume operation of the Tohoku Shinkansen, which is partially closed due to the earthquake that occurred off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, from April 14, 2022 (Thu).

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Tohoku Shinkansen reaches Fukushima on April 2 – Recovering from heavy earthquake

JR East will resume operation of the Tohoku Shinkansen, which has been disrupted between Koriyama and Ichinoseki due to the impact of the earthquake, from the section where restoration has been completed.

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Resumes operation for the first time in 4 months between Yatsushiro and Sashiki on the Hisatsu Orange Railway

Resumes operation for the first time in 4 months between Yatsushiro and Sashiki on the Hisatsu Orange Railway

Hisatsu Orange Railway resumed train operation on Sunday, November 1, 2020 between Yatsushiro Station (Kumamoto) and Sashiki Station (Kumamoto), which had been disrupted due to the effects of the heavy rain in July 2020. This line suffered a lot of damage such as sediment inflow due to the heavy rain disaster, and although some sections has been disrupted, the operation of the all line was restarted for the first time in about 4 months. They are operating on regular timetables, including not only local trains but also the sightseeing train “Orange Shokudo” where you can enjoy various meals on board.

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Resumes operation for the first time in a year between Tomino and Marumori on the Abukuma Kyuko Line

Resumes operation for the first time in a year between Tomino and Marumori on the Abukuma Kyuko Line

Abukuma Kyuko resumed operation on Saturday, October 31, 2020 between Tomino Station (Fukushima) and Marumori Station (Miyagi) on the Abukuma Kyuko Line, which had been disrupted due to the damage caused by the East Japan typhoon in October 2019. This line has suffered great damage such as sediment flowing into the track, after that, they restarted operation on all lines for the first time in about a year. Even after resuming, they are carrying out a temporary timetable for the time being. The speed will be slow down and the number of trains will be reduced to 3 round trips on weekdays and 7 on weekends between Tomino Station and…

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Operation resumed on JR Iida Line between Misakubo and Hiraoka (updated on September 28, 2020)

Operation resumed on JR Iida Line between Misakubo and Hiraoka

JR Central restarted the train operation on the JR Iida Line (飯田線) between Misakubo Station (水窪, Shizuoka) and Hiraoka Station (平岡, Nagano), which has been disrupted due to the effects of the heavy rain disaster in July, 2020. The train schedule of the Iida Line is as normal. The limited express trains “(Wide View) Inaji” are also on time now.

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Operation resumed on Ōigawa Railway Ōigawa Line between Ieyama and Senzu (updated on August 31, 2020)

Operation resumed on Ōigawa Railway Ōigawa Line between Ieyama and Senzu

Ōigawa Railway (大井川鐵道) restarted local train operation of Ōigawa Line (大井川本線) on Friday, August 28, 2020 between Ieyama Station (家山, Shizuoka) and Senzu Station (千頭, Shizuoka), which has been disrupted because the Oigawa revetment was damaged due to the effects of the continuous heavy rain. It should be noted that the section between Shimoizumi Station and Tanokuchi Station was temporarily restored, where the revetment damage occurred, so substitute bus operation may be resumed depending on the river conditions of the Oigawa River. Please check yourself the official website by Oigawa Railway for the operating status of “Thomas the Tank Engine” and Steam Locomotives “Kawaneji”.

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