The number of JR Shinkansen and limited express passengers nationwide during the year-end and New Year holidays was 8,938,000, a significant increase of 2.5 times compared to the same period of the previous year, which was the lowest ever due to the influence of the new coronavirus.

According to the summary of JR companies, 8,938,000 people nationwide used the JR Shinkansen and limited express trains for homecoming and travel during the nine days from the 28th of last month to the 5th of this month during the year-end and New Year holidays.



The number of people increased by 5,415,000 from the same period of the previous year, which was the lowest ever due to the influence of the new corona, a significant increase of 2.54 times.



Looking at each Shinkansen, compared to the same period of the previous year,


it is 2.9 times for the Sanyo


Shinkansen, 2.57 times for the Tokaido


Shinkansen, and 2.55 times for the Tohoku Shinkansen.



Two years ago, before the spread of the new coronavirus, the number of users of the Shinkansen and limited express trains nationwide was 11,981,000, and this time it has recovered to 75%.



JR companies have said that "customers may have returned a lot", but since the infection is spreading rapidly all over the country, "I can never be optimistic and I will keep an eye on future trends." It is said that.

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