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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JR East trains run all night on New Year’s Eve – Operation will be reduced from last year

From New Year’s Eve 2022 to New Year’s Day 2023, JR East will operate trains all night on some lines in the Tokyo metropolitan area, and will run extra limited express trains that go directly to the first sunrise spot in the suburbs.

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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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The station numbering on JR Chūō Line expanded between Hatsukari and Kobuchizawa stations

The station numbering on JR Chūō Line expanded between Hatsukari and Kobuchizawa stations

JR East has expanded the station numbering on Chūō Line (中央本線) to the section between Hatsukari (初狩) and Kobuchizawa (小淵沢) stations by March 23, 2020, which is already performed between Sagamiko (相模湖) and Ōtsuki (大月) stations. The numbering (CO33 – 51), which is the serial number from Otsuki Station, is posted on the station sign on the platforms. in addition, the station name is written in 4 languages (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean).

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