JR West Japan to Discontinue Smoking Rooms on All Shinkansen Trains by Spring 2024

Tokaido Shinkansen Smoking Room

JR West Japan announced that they will discontinue all smoking rooms installed on their Shinkansen trains by the spring of 2024. After the removal, the space will be equipped with emergency drinking water to enhance disaster preparedness.

Currently, on the 16-car train formations, smoking rooms are installed on the decks of cars 3, 10, and 15. In the 8-car formations, smoking rooms are found on the decks of cars 3 and 7.

In addition, smoking corners at various stations on the Sanyo Shinkansen line, including Shin-Kurashiki, Shin-Onomichi, Mihara, Higashi-Hiroshima, Shin-Iwakuni, Tokuyama, Atsu, and Shin-Shimonoseki, will also be discontinued.

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