JR train reservations for Bon summer holidays down 79%

National Jul 22, 2020

JR train reservations for Bon summer holidays down 79%

The number of Japan Railways Group train seats booked for the Bon summer holiday period between Aug. 7 and 17 dived 79 percent from a year before, JR companies said Wednesday. The weakness reflected falls in demand for travel amid a resurgence of novel coronavirus ...

All-new N700S shinkansen goes into service

Business / Corporate Jul 1, 2020

All-new N700S shinkansen goes into service

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Central) started the commercial operations of its N700S bullet train on the Tokaido Shinkansen line on Wednesday. The N700S is the first all-new Tokaido Shinkansen train in 13 years. It offers improved functions for passenger seats, with a power outlet ...

Nozomi shinkansen to be suspended over virus

Business Mar 13, 2020

Nozomi shinkansen to be suspended over virus

Central Japan Railway Co. said Friday it will reduce services on its Tokaido Shinkansen line between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka stations later this month, due to a plunge in passengers amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus. The company, known as JR Central, will cancel some ...