JR Central released that they will provide new on-board Wi-Fi service for Tokaido Shinkansen from this summer. JR West also said they will start to provide on-board Wi-Fi service for Sanyo Shinkansen from this summer. Both of these new service will be available in some vehicles equipped with new internet access devices.
JR Central Passenger is offering Sake-combo discount in Tokaido Shinkansen trains. And some kinds of snacks are newly available from this season.
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 April 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.
JR West announced that they will release free wireless internet connection service between Shin-Osaka and Hakata.
We supposed that the number of trains is increased on the day of much demand which is estimated by JR companies. Tokado, Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen’s most frequently serviced days during Golden Week holidays (April 27, 2018 – May 6) are May 3 for outbound trains and May 6 for inbound ones. Therefore the peak of crowding should be on these days.