• Kyodo


Bullet-train services were suspended for an hour and a half Sunday morning between Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, and Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, following a report that someone was on the tracks.

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai), the operator of the Tokaido Shinkansen Line connecting Tokyo and Osaka, said it suspended services from 7:40 a.m. to 9:07 a.m. after a security system revealed signs of an intruder on the tracks in Kosai, Shizuoka Prefecture.

JR Tokai, along with Shizuoka Prefectural Police, searched the tracks but found no one. No abnormalities were detected along the tracks, the railway said.

The suspension caused delays of up to 95 minutes for 44 bullet-train runs, affecting 28,000 passengers.

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