Hokuriku and Joetsu Shinkansen Lines Suspend Services All Day Due to Earthquake

Hokuriku Shinkansen

Due to the effects of an earthquake originating in the Hokuriku region, it has been decided that services on the Joetsu Shinkansen between Echigo-Yuzawa and Niigata stations, as well as on the Hokuriku Shinkansen between Nagano and Kanazawa stations, will be suspended for the entire day today.

According to JR East and others, the earthquake has necessitated equipment inspections.

Services between Tokyo and Nagano stations on the Hokuriku Shinkansen have resumed. As of 7 p.m., operations between Tokyo and Echigo-Yuzawa stations on the Joetsu Shinkansen are still suspended, and there is no clear indication as to when services will resume. Delays are also occurring on other Shinkansen lines.

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