JR Tokai Announces Discontinuation of Smoking Rooms in Tokaido Shinkansen by Spring 2024

Tokaido Shinkansen Smoking Room

JR Central announced that it will discontinue all smoking rooms installed inside the trains of the Tokaido Shinkansen by spring 2024. The spaces left vacant after the removal will be equipped with emergency drinking water to enhance emergency response capabilities.

Currently, smoking rooms are set up on the decks of Cars No. 3, 10, and 15 of the Tokaido Shinkansen N700A and N700S models, and all of these will be targets for removal.

Moreover, the smoking room on the deck of Car No. 7 was already discontinued in all train sets as of last March. Among these, the N700S is being modified into a business space that can be used for temporary meetings, web conferences, and phone calls.

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