JR Central announced “Family Cabins” (ファミリー車両) will be available in Nozomi trains again during coming summer holidays. Those are special cabins for families traveling with children under primary school age by Tokaido Shinkansen trains in such busiest periods. Families can be on board with crying and screaming little babies without hesitation. That may be a great option for family travelers.
In April, this site Shinkansen Timetable had been visited 196 thousand times by 149 thousand users, and the page view was 559 thousand. The22.1% in the total access was through desktop, 72.5% through mobile, 5.4% 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 May 2018. Because the Doctor Yellow’s testing date has some biases, we can calculate and estimate the testing schedules with the biases of prior testing dates and days.
According to JR Central, the congestion peak during this Golden Week holidays (April 27, 2018 – May 6) will be May 6 for inbound trains. The following data are from this site Shinkansen Timetable’s independent survey. The seat availability changes from moment to moment, but they may be of some help to find remained seats.
JR Central announced they will renovate toilets in all 17 stations on Tokaido Shinkansen. All Japanese-style toilets will be changed to standard styled ones. And toilet seat will be warm water flushing ones.