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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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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New tourist train creates “a special journey” – JR West will start in 2024 from Hokuriku

JR West will introduce a new tourist train, which is a remodeled KIHA 189 series express diesel railcar, and will operate on routes that change line sections according to the season from the fall of 2024.

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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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Shinkansen aims for “Semi-automated driving” – JR Central shows future railway vision

JR Central presented a vision of the future of railways that utilize the latest technologies such as ICT, and disclosed various initiatives to improve safety, convenience, and comfort while improving efficiency.

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