Nishi Kyushu Shinkansen will launch soon – Reducing time to Nagasaki by 30 minutes

JR Kyushu announces the timetable of Nishi Kyushu Shinkansen (69.6km between Takeo-Onsen and Nagasaki), which will opened on September 23, 2022 (Fri/Holiday) and the conventional limited express trains connecting with it at Takeo-Onsen.

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Japan’s first hybrid gates in Fukuoka Subway – Accept both Traffic IC and credit cards

The Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau installed ticket gates that support both traffic IC cards and credit cards at some stations on the Fukuoka City Subway, and conducts a demonstration experiment of using the contactless payments of credit cards.

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“Business Booth” allows meeting on the train – Trial on Tokaido & San-yo Shinkansen

JR Central and JR West will introduce the “business booth” on a trial basis inside the Tokaido & San-yo Shinkansen to further enhance the telework environment before and after moving by trains.

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Summary of railway operation updates due to COVID-19 – West Japan (as of November 6, 2020)

Summary of railway operation updates due to COVID-19 - West Japan

We have summarized the status of updates in operation schedules of each railway operator due to COVID-19 (as of November 6, 2020, excluding in normal operation). Please check the latest operation status before using. Izu Kyuko Some local trains are canceled from evening to night. The last train will be moved up at some stations. JR Central The Tokaido Shinkansen is operated by a special timetable based on the number of passengers. Some extra “Nozomi” trains will be set up on days when a number of passengers are expected. Meitetsu Of “μ-SKY” (Meitetsu-Gifu, Shin-Unuma and Meitetsu Nagoya – Central Japan International Airport), 22 trains on weekdays and 35 on Weekends…

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Operation resumed on Heisei Chikuho Railway Tagawa Line between Saigawa and Yusubaru (updated on July 18, 2020)

Operation resumed on Heisei Chikuho Railway Tagawa Line between Saigawa and Yusubaru

Heisei Chikuho Railway (平成筑豊鉄道) resumed the train operation on Tagawa Line (田川線) in the section between Saigawa Station (HC24: 犀川, Fukuoka) and Yusubaru Station (HC21: 油須原, Fukuoka) on Saturday, July 18, 2020, that has been disrupted due to the effects of the heavy rain disaster in July, 2020.

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