Topics of Shinkansen Travels

  • The system usage in October, 2017

    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.

  • The estimation of Doctor Yellow’s operational date in November 2017

    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.

  • Shinkansen Depot’s event in Kumamoto on November 12

    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.

  • Coin lockers are temporarily closed for security improvement

    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.

  • 98 Family Cabins will run in this winter

    JR Central announced “Family Cabins” (ファミリー車両) will be available in Nozomi trains again during coming winter 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.