Yamagata Shinkansen New E8 Series Test Ride Event, Inviting 2,400 Participants

Yamagata Shinkansen New E8 Series

JR East is set to hold a test ride event for the new Yamagata Shinkansen E8 series on March 9th and 10th, 2024.

The test ride will run two round trips per day between Ueno and Koriyama stations. Passengers will ride only in one direction, meeting at the departure station and disbanding at the arrival station. A total of 2,400 participants will be invited, with 300 people per session. Some trains will operate as family-exclusive carriages.

Applications can be submitted via the website from January 15th, 10:00 AM, until January 28th, 2024. You can apply for up to four people per application and select a second preference. Applications are limited to one per person. Winners will be notified via email around the end of February.

JRE POINT members will get additional entries for having made purchases totaling at least ¥3,000 with Suica electronic money, at least ¥7,000 in total purchases at JRE MALL, or total donations of at least ¥20,000 through JRE MALL’s hometown tax program. Premium members of the JRE POINT stage will also receive increased entry counts.

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