JR Hokuriku Shinkansen rolling stock center damage survey started Nagano Oct. 15 21:40
As for the Hokuriku Shinkansen vehicle center in Nagano city, which was damaged by typhoon No. 19, JR East has entered the facility from the afternoon of 15th to investigate the damage situation. started.
JR East's “Nagano Shinkansen Vehicle Center” was flooded because the nearby Chikuma River was flooded, and 120 cars of the Hokuriku Shinkansen that had been retained were damaged by water.
On the 15th, water was finally drained and safety was confirmed. In the afternoon, employees entered the facility and began investigating damage.
Due to this typhoon, the Hokuriku Shinkansen was damaged by flooding in 10 trains, 120 cars, one third of all vehicles.
The Hokuriku Shinkansen has forgotten driving between Nagano Station and Joetsu Myoko Station in Niigata Prefecture, and JR East says that it will take at least one to two weeks to resume the entire line.
In addition, even if operation is resumed on all lines, the number of trains in operation for the time being is expected to be around 50% to 60% because many vehicles are damaged.