Shinkansen section halted by power outage

Kyodo

A power failure on Sunday night briefly suspended Tokaido Shinkansen Line trains between Mishima Station and Shizuoka Station in Shizuoka Prefecture.

The power went out at 9:05 p.m. The trains resumed operations after about 25 minutes once the situation was confirmed safe.

According to Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai), the cause of the outage was strong winds and thunderstorms accompanies by heavy rain. The suspension delayed a total of eight trains for up to 17 minute, and affected about 71,000 passengers.