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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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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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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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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