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Japan Rail service update (13th & 14th March)

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Japan Rail has started to operate trains across Japan again yesterday (12th March, 2011), including service inside Tokyo on the JR Yamanote Line. We're aggregated the JR status pages for you by JR zone. Please note, the information on the JR websites may not be the most upto date (and is running through Google Translate), so we encourage you to visit your nearest JR station for confirmation. In addition, all JR companies are reporting that the current status is tentative, and may change at any time.

Working Shinkansen bullet operations

For reference, please use this map of bullet train routes

Please note these are guides last updated on the 13th of March. For confirmation of particular trains, please visit your nearest JR station.

  • Tokaido shinkansen (Tokyo - Osaka) confirmed operational on the 13th
  • Sanyo shinkansen (Hakata - Osaka) confirmed operational on the 13th
  • Kyushu shinkansen (Hakata - Kagoshima) confirmed operational on the 13th
  • Nagano shinkansen (Nagano - Tokyo) Confirmed working on the 13th
  • Joetsu shinkansen (Niigata - Tokyo) Confirmed working with delays on the 13th

Suspended Shikansen

  • Tohoku shinkansen (Tokyo - Shin Aomori) Not working
  • Yamagata shinkansen (Fukushima - Shinjo) Not working
  • Akita shinkansen (Akita - Morioka) Not working

Tokyo metro (subway)

  • confirmed operating on the 13th

Narita Express (NEX)

  • currently appears to be suspended (6amJST 13th March)

Last updated: 7:11am JST, 13/03/2011

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1950 posts
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Updates for 15/04/2011:

General reduction in JR-East/Central and Tokyo Metro services due to temporary power limits


Yesterday (14/03/11) JR-Central ran a reduced shinkansen bullet service on the Tokaido line between Osaka and Tokyo. In the morning the Osaka>Tokyo service was reduced by 6 trains, and in the afternoon the Tokyo>Osaka service was reduced by 6 trains.

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