Shinkansen makes emergency stop in Hokkaido's subsea tunnel

National Apr 6, 2016

Shinkansen makes emergency stop in Hokkaido's subsea tunnel

A shinkansen made an emergency stop on Friday inside the nearly 54-kilometer undersea tunnel on the newly opened Hokkaido Shinkansen Line, the railway operator said Wednesday. The driver stopped the train because an emergency signal was triggered by a small metal object lying near the ...

The Hokkaido Shinkansen Line at a glance

National Mar 26, 2016

The Hokkaido Shinkansen Line at a glance

It's been a long time coming and was almost derailed by budget wrangling in the 1980s, but after more than four decades of planning and construction, the Hokkaido Shinkansen Line, which runs between Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, Hokkaido, and slices the travel time from Tokyo to ...

Hokkaido Shinkansen Line will run from March 26, operators confirm

Business Sep 17, 2015

Hokkaido Shinkansen Line will run from March 26, operators confirm

A long-awaited bullet train service that will link Hokkaido with Tokyo will open on March 26, railway operators have confirmed. Hokkaido Railway Co. and East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) will provide 13 round-trip runs per day on the Hokkaido Shinkansen Line. "This is an unprecedented ...

Hokkaido bullet train cars tested ahead of 2016 debut

National Dec 1, 2014

Hokkaido bullet train cars tested ahead of 2016 debut

Shinkansen carriages that will be used on a new route in Hokkaido are being put through their paces on the route's newly laid tracks. Trial runs of the 10-car H5 series train began Monday ahead of the spring 2016 launch of the Hokkaido bullet train, ...