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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Changed the boundary between JR Shikoku and Asa Seaside Railway from Kaifu Station to Awa-Kainan Station

Changed the boundary between JR Shikoku and Asa Seaside Railway from Kaifu Station to Awa-Kainan Station

On Sunday, November 1, 2020, JR Shikoku and Asa Seaside Railway changed the boundary station between the two companies from Kaifu Station (Tokushima) to Awa-Kainan Station (Tokushima). As a result, the section between Kaifu Station and Awa-Kainan Station on the JR Mugi Line has been incorporated into the Asa-to Line of Asa Seaside Railway. That is due to the fact that the Asa Seaside Railway, which operates between Kaifu Station and Kannoura Station (Kochi), plans to introduce a DMV (Dual Mode Vehicle) by March 2021. The DMV is the world’s first transportation system equipped with both rubber tires and railroad bogies, capable of running on both railroads and roads. The…

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Operation resumed on JR Yosan Line between Uchiko and Iyo-ōzu (updated on July 20, 2020)

Operation resumed on JR Yosan Line between Uchiko and Iyo-ōzu

JR Shikoku resumed train operation on Yosan Line (予讃線) between Uchiko Station (U10: 内子, Ehime) and Iyo-ōzu Station (U14: 伊予大洲, Kyoto) on July 20, 2020, that has been disrupted due to the effects of the heavy rain disaster in July, 2020. 横山 勝巳 / Yokoyama Katsumiスマートフォンアプリ「乗換路線図」の路線図デザイナーとして、日本全国のみならず世界各国の鉄道路線図の制作を手がける。そのかたわら、刻一刻と変わりゆく鉄道業界の出来事を整理し、わかりやすく発信する目的で鉄道・交通系ライター業をスタート。大阪府堺市出身。

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‘Minami-iyo’ – New station on JR Yosan Line has launched business

'Minami-iyo' - New station on JR Yosan Line has launched business

A new station, ‘Minami-iyo Station (南伊予, U02-1)’, has been established between Kita-iyo and Iyo-yokota stations (Ehime) on the JR Yosan Line, and started business on March 14, 2020. This new station is located adjacent to the new depot in accordance with the relocation of the depot and freight station near Matsuyama Station. 横山 勝巳 / Yokoyama Katsumiスマートフォンアプリ「乗換路線図」の路線図デザイナーとして、日本全国のみならず世界各国の鉄道路線図の制作を手がける。そのかたわら、刻一刻と変わりゆく鉄道業界の出来事を整理し、わかりやすく発信する目的で鉄道・交通系ライター業をスタート。大阪府堺市出身。

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