Inundation damage on the Hokuriku Shinkansen To make the vehicle evacuation procedure a rule JR East October 19, 4:21

In response to typhoon No. 19 that caused extensive flooding at the vehicle center on the Hokuriku Shinkansen in Nagano, JR East identified the risk of flooding at other vehicle centers as well as procedures for evacuating vehicles. It is a policy to make rules.

On the Hokuriku Shinkansen, the “Nagano Shinkansen Vehicle Center” was inundated, and the resumption of operation on all lines is expected to be affected on the 25th of this month.

In response to this damage, JR East has decided to rule out the procedures for evacuating vehicles and evacuating vehicles, such as the seven vehicle centers other than the Nagano Shinkansen vehicle center, where the inundation risk is identified. The

According to JR East, when inundation or wind damage is expected, there were no manuals or rules as a company, although the Shinkansen and conventional lines were sometimes saved to another place due to on-site judgment. It is that.

JR East says, “We want to prevent similar damages by creating rules for vehicle evacuation procedures and countermeasures for flooding.”