Topics of Shinkansen Travels

  • The estimation of Doctor Yellow’s operational date in February 2018

    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 February 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.

  • Moving fence has been built on all tracks in Shin-Yokohama Station.

    JR Central is progressing the installation works of moving safety fences on Shinkansen tracks of Nozomi-stop stations. They announced that the fence on track 1 in Shin-Yokohama Station will be in service from March 1. Hereby, moving fences will work on all tracks in Shin-Yokohama Station because this is the last track to have the fence.

  • Tokaido Shinkansen’s new WiFi service doesn’t require pre-registration and charges.

    JR Central released that they have a plan to provide new wireless internet connection service in trains and stations on Tokaido Shinkansen. This planned service is different from the WiFi service which is available now between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka, requiring prior registration. The new service will be free from pre-registration and charges. It’ll help passengers to go online easily.

  • 2018 spring trains operational plans

    JR companies released the overview of special operational trains in this spring, from March 1, 2018 to June 30. According to them, many extra trains will run during morning and evening on weekdays, weekends and the Golden Week holidays (April 27 – May 6).

  • Winter coffee campaign on Tokaido Shinkansen trains

    Tokaido Shinkansen’s in-car sales will start Winter Coffee Campaign on February 1. They will provide fine coffee as a limited time offer. The coffee of this time is excellent with chocolate.