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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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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Free ride all day on Wakasa Railway on December 6 – The 90th anniversary of its opening

Wakasa Railway's sightseeing train "Yazu" type WT3000, crossing the Hatto River between Yazukoko-mae Station and Inabafunaoka Station

Wakasa Railway, which operates the local railway Wakasa Line in Tottori Prefecture, will hold the Thanksgiving Festival on December 6, 2020 (Sunday), commemorating the 90th anniversary of the opening of the entire line. On the day, the fare for all sections will be free of charge.

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