No Prospect for Resumption of Joetsu & Hokuriku Shinkansen Services

Hokuriku Shinkansen

Due to the earthquake with its epicenter in Ishikawa Prefecture that occurred around 4:10 PM on the 1st, both the Joetsu Shinkansen and Hokuriku Shinkansen have suspended their services on the entire lines. As of 5 PM, there is no prospect for resuming operations.

According to JR East and JR West, the Joetsu Shinkansen is unable to operate between Tokyo and Niigata stations, while the Hokuriku Shinkansen cannot run between Tokyo and Kanazawa stations.

The Tohoku Shinkansen had also temporarily suspended its services due to the earthquake, but as of 5 PM, it has resumed operations, although there are significant delays in train schedules.

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