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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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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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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The trams of Toyama Chihō Railway connected north and south and began direct operation

The trams of Toyama Chihō Railway connected north and south and began direct operation

The north-south connection project for trams at Toyama station has been completed, and Toyama Chihō Railway commenced direct operation on March 21, 2020. The two tram systems had previously been cut off at Toyama station. One of them is the In-city tram lines operated by Toyama Chihō Railway on the south side of the station, and the other is Toyamakō line, which was operated by the former Toyama Light Rail Company on the north side. Toyama station was converted to an elevated station with the opening of Hokuriku Shinkansen. In first step, a new stop for in-city trams was set up under the elevated in 2015. The next, they layed…

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