Due to the G20 Osaka Summit held on June 28 and 29, the garbage bins and baggage lockers in stations and trains will be closed for safety reasons.
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.
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 June 2019. 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.
The unexploded bomb found in Satsuma-sendai City will be treated on June 30. Due to this operation, from 10:30 to around 12:30, eight train service on Kyushu Shinkansen will be suspended between Kumamoto and Kagoshima-Chuo.
Hikari Rail Star trains between Himeji and Hakata will run during the summer holiday season. The trains are outbound Hikari 577 (Himeji 13:14 → Hakata 15:28) and inbound Hikari 576 (Hakata 11:53 → Himeji 14:04). The discount ticket, Hikari 557 Hayatoku Ticket (ひかり577早特きっぷ) and Hikari 576 Hayatoku Ticket (ひかり576早特きっぷ), will be sold for members of “e5489”, an online train booking service by JR West.