Topics of Shinkansen Travels

  • Peak days of 2018 summer holidays travel, final guide

    The summer holidays are coming. According to JR Central, the train congestion peaks during coming summer holiday period (August 9, 2018 – August 19) will be August 11 for outbound trains and August 15 for inbound ones. 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.

  • The estimation of Doctor Yellow’s operational date in August 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 August 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.

  • Peak days of 2018 summer holidays travel

    According to JR Central, the peak of crowding for this summer holiday period will be August 11 for outbound trains and August 15 for inbound ones. 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.

  • Special Tsubame services will be available on the day of firework festivals.

    Special Tsubame services on Kyushu Shinkansen will be available on the day of firework festivals, on August 5 for Chikugogawa Firework Festival (第359回 筑後川花火大会) and August 16 for Sendaigawa Firework festival (第60回記念 川内川花火大会).

  • Alternative transportation by Shinkansen in August after July 2018’s heavy rain

    The transport facilities are heavily damaged over large areas from the heavy rain of this month in Chugoku area. Now, the alternate transportation service by Sanyo Shinkansen is available between Mihara – Hiroshima, Shin-Iwakuni – Tokuyama because Sanyo Line and Kure Line’s services between Mihara – Kaitaichi, Sanyo Line’s service between Yanai – Tokuyama and whole of Gantoku Line’s service are suspended.