National Aug 18, 2020

JR passengers during Bon holiday down 76%

The total number of passengers on Japan Railways trains during the country's Bon summer holiday period plunged 76 percent from a year before, amid the coronavirus epidemic, six JR regional railway operators said Tuesday. The total in the period from Aug. 7 to Monday came ...

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 ...