The JR Hokuriku Main Line was delayed by up to 10 hours from the night of the 24th to the morning of the 25th, and some passengers spent the night on the train.
According to JR West, due to strong winds and snow in Fukui Prefecture, the Hokuriku Main Line stopped operating on the night of the 24th, and trains that had already departed repeatedly stopped at stations along the way.
As a result, express trains were delayed by up to 10 hours, and some passengers spent the night on the train.
JR West is said to have provided passengers with snacks and other items depending on the situation.
At JR Fukui Station, the limited express "Thunderbird", which was supposed to arrive after 5:30 pm on the 24th, arrived around 4:30 am on the 25th, and the passengers who came out of the ticket gate had a tired expression.
A woman in her 30s from Osaka, who was planning to go to Awara Onsen in Fukui Prefecture with her family, said, "There was no power outage in the train, but my feet were cold and painful, and I just had to endure it with the people around me. I couldn't stay at an inn, so I arrived in Fukui, but I'm wondering what I should do from now on."
A third-year high school boy in Fukui City, who was taking an exam in Kyoto, said, "My back hurts a little because I've been sitting in the car for a long time. I talked to my parents, but they seemed worried. I will rest for a while and then go to school," he said.
The JR Hokuriku Main Line is still in trouble, and so far, 34 limited express trains connecting Hokuriku with Osaka and Nagoya have been canceled.