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 ...

JR East to open 100 unmanned convenience stores in next four years

Business Jun 2, 2020

JR East to open 100 unmanned convenience stores in next four years

East Japan Railway Co. will accelerate plans to open 100 unmanned convenience stores within the next four years, sources close to the matter said Tuesday, as it takes advantage of the need to reduce human contact amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company's first unmanned convenience ...

JR Shibuya Station opens new Saikyo Line platform

National Jun 1, 2020

JR Shibuya Station opens new Saikyo Line platform

East Japan Railway Co. opened a new platform for its Saikyo Line for use Monday at Shibuya Station in Tokyo. The railway operator moved the Saikyo Line platform north by about 350 meters so that the new platform and the Yamanote Line platforms are positioned ...