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NHK News Hokuriku Shinkansen Toyama-Tokyo direct operation postponed resuming | NHK News

2019-10-14T03:40:20.444Z

The Hokuriku Shinkansen is not expected to resume operation due to the inundation damage at the vehicle center in Nagano Prefecture due to the influence of Typhoon No.19.



Hokuriku Shinkansen Toyama-Tokyo direct operation stoppage resumed October 14th 12:35

The Hokuriku Shinkansen is not expected to resume operation due to the inundation damage of the vehicle center in Nagano Prefecture due to the influence of Typhoon No.19. We decided to postpone direct driving.

Because the Hokuriku Shinkansen is not connected between Nagano and Itoigawa in Niigata due to the influence of Typhoon No.19, the number of trains will be reduced, and it will take one hour between Nagano and Tokyo on the 14th at 6am. About one temporary return operation is performed.

Also, between Kanazawa and Itoigawa, it was confirmed that the safety of the track could be confirmed, so we decided to operate 27 temporary “Hakutaka”, and the Hokuriku Shinkansen “Tsurugi” connecting Toyama and Kanazawa as usual Is doing.

On the other hand, direct driving between Toyama and Tokyo will be postponed throughout the day.

In front of the ticket gate of the Hokuriku Shinkansen at Toyama Station, there was a paper sticking to the route to Tokyo via Maibara in Shiga Prefecture as well as notice of all-day suspension of direct operation.

A man visiting Toyama from Omiya, Saitama Prefecture, said, “I was planning to go home yesterday, but the plane and bus were full and I stayed overnight. I want to go home as soon as possible.”

JR Kanazawa Station is crowded

JR West Japan guides you through the Tokaido Shinkansen route to Yonehara in Shiga Prefecture or Kyoto on a limited express train on a conventional line when heading from Tokyo to Kanazawa.

On the 14th of the last day of the three consecutive holidays, JR Kanazawa Station is crowded with people who ask the station staff about how to change or refund tickets and purchase express tickets.

According to JR West, the reserved seat of the limited express "Shirasagi" going from Kanazawa to Maibara on the 14th is almost full, so JR will respond by driving a temporary flight.

A man who came from Tokyo to attend the alumni meeting said, “I was planning to go back on the Hokuriku Shinkansen, but I think it could be helped because of a typhoon. I changed the ticket to go back using the Tokaido Shinkansen.” It was.

In addition, a woman heading to Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, said, “I decided to take the Shinkansen to Itoigawa and have my relatives come to pick me up. I did not expect the damage to be so far.”

Source: nhk

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