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hokuhoku line

Hokuhoku Line

Does the JR Rail Pass cover ALL trains on this line?

hfs
hfs

Hello there,

I am afraid that this is a non-JR line (and thus not covered).

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Daniel-san
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Hello, can I know where does the Hokuetsu express connect between or is the train running still? I see that this train is covered by the JR East Nagano Niigata pass (presumably also the JR rail pass).

hfs
hfs

No, the Hokuetsu is no longer in service since the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen. Now, only rapid trains travel this section.

Most people use the Hokuriku Shinkansen.

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Daniel-san
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Thank you for clarification - confused since JR east pass site and another still advertises this train!

hfs
hfs

Rip the Hokuetsu :(

If you want to read a little about it see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokuetsu

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Daniel-san
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It's a pity because it offers good connection from Niigata to Toyama and onward. Thanks again for your help!

hfs
hfs

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