The number of users of the Tokaido Shinkansen for half a year from April has dropped by more than 60% compared to the same period three years ago, and the serious impact of the spread of the new coronavirus infection continues.

According to JR Tokai, the number of users of the Tokaido Shinkansen for the six months from April to last month fell by 65% ​​compared to the same period three years before the spread of the new coronavirus.



Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the decline in users has been prolonged, mainly due to the fact that priority measures such as state of emergency and prevention of spread have been issued in Tokyo and other areas during most of the last six months.



On the other hand, the number of users from the 1st to the 12th of this month decreased by 58% compared to 3 years ago, and there are signs of recovery as all emergency declarations have been lifted.

At a press conference held in Tokyo on the 13th, President Shin Kaneko of Central Japan Railway Company said, "Travel and hotel reservations are increasing little by little, but many people are still cautious. The government is considering reopening Go To Regarding travel, I would like to expect a campaign that will make it easier to travel and that the movement will last for a long time. "

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