JR West announced the Shinkansen’s depot in Okayama will be opened to the public as Sanyo Shinkansen Fureai Day (山陽新幹線ふれあいデー) on November 26. Many special events are planned for this year’s Fureai Day because its 30th anniversary of JR companies. The admission will be decided by lot. (The deadline for application was October 16.)
In October, this site Shinkansen Timetable had been visited 142 thousand times by 104 thousand users, and the page view was 385 thousand. The27.7% in the total access was through desktop, 66.2% through mobile, 6.1% through tablet.
On the subject of Doctor Yellow, a high speed test train on Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen, we tried to estimate its operational schedules for this month of November 2017. Because the Doctor Yellow’s testing “date” and “day” have some biases, we can calculate and estimate the testing schedules with the biases of prior testing dates and days.
JR Kyushu announced the Shinkansen’s depot in Kumamoto will be opened to the public as “Shinkansen Festa 2017 in Kumamoto” (新幹線フェスタ2017 in熊本) on November 12.
U.S. President Trump will visit Japan from November 5 to 7. To increase security, coin lockers in stations will be closed temporarily. Some passengers may be with their heavy baggage because Halloween and three-day-weekend are in these days. Please be aware of this special handling.