“JAPAN RAIL PASS” price will be raised by 88% – All JR lines Unlimited rides for tourists

The “JAPAN RAIL PASS”, which is offered to tourists by the six JR Group companies (JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku and JR Kyushu) and allows you to travel around Japan by train, will be expanded in terms of product content and raised in price.

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The only “DAY OUT WITH THOMAS” in Asia – Meet the tank engine on Oigawa Railway

Oigawa Railway will hold an official event “DAY OUT WITH THOMAS 2023” with the theme of children’s television series “Thomas the Tank Engine”, which is popular all over the world, and the steam locomotive train “Thomas the Tank Engine” will be operated.

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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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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 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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Japan finally relaxed COVID-19 border measures – No testing, but vaccination required

In order to resume international traffic of people, the Japanese government has relaxed border measures related to COVID-19 and started operation from Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

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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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New station “Kadode” opened, and Goka Station changes its name to “Gokaku” on Oigawa Railway Oigawa Line

The local train of the Oigawa Railway Oigawa Line

Oigawa Railway (大井川鐵道) opened “Kadode Station” (門出, Shizuoka) on Thursday, November 12, 2020, which has been established between Goka Station (五和) and Kamio Station (神尾) on the Oigawa Line (大井川本線). At the new station adjacent to the experience-based food park “KADODE OOIGAWA” that opened on the same day, a tourist information center and SL Square are set up, and it is expected to play a role as an exchange base for Shimada City. A black “SL soft cream” with a steam locomotive motif is also on sale and is likely to become a hot topic. The new station is also a short distance from the Shimada-Kanaya Interchange on the Shin-Meishin…

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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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