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JR East to end sales aboard Yamabiko bullet trains

Business Feb 19, 2019

JR East to end sales aboard Yamabiko bullet trains

East Japan Railway Co. says starting March 15 it will no longer sell food and other goods aboard Yamabiko bullet trains on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line. Such sales will be completely terminated on the Yamabiko service, which mainly links Tokyo Station with either Sendai Station ...

Bullet train ticket machines fail across Japan

National Feb 15, 2019

Bullet train ticket machines fail across Japan

Ticket machines were out of service at some stations Friday on bullet train lines across Japan due to a technical glitch. The machines went offline in the morning at stations including Shin-Yokohama and Nagoya. Railway Information Systems Co. said the problems occurred following a system ...

Business Jan 26, 2019

N700S shinkansen to debut just before 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Central Japan Railway Co. has said that its N700S bullet train model will go into service on the Tokaido Shinkansen in early July 2020, just before the start of the Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The railway operator plans to introduce a total of 40 ...

Huge maglev shinkansen emergency exit shaft unveiled in Tokyo

Business Nov 28, 2018

Huge maglev shinkansen emergency exit shaft unveiled in Tokyo

Central Japan Railway Co. unveiled a massive emergency exit to the media Wednesday in Tokyo as part of its maglev ultrahigh-speed train line, currently under construction. The exit, located in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward, will be used for air ventilation and evacuating passengers in emergency situations. JR ...