Limited Express ‘Thunderbird’ Connecting Kansai and Hokuriku to Resume Service Around Noon after Earthquake Disruption


JR West has announced that the limited express ‘Thunderbird,’ which had suspended its service due to an earthquake, is expected to resume operations around noon today.

Additionally, the Hokuriku Line, which had been disrupted between Fukui and Kanazawa stations, will also resume service around noon.

From Osaka Station, the temporary ‘Thunderbird 97’ will depart at 11:12 AM, and from Shin-Osaka Station, the temporary ‘Thunderbird 95’ will depart at 11:16 AM. The trains will stop at the following stations: Kyoto, Tsuruga, Takefu, Sabae, Fukui, Awara Onsen, Kaga Onsen, Komatsu, and Kanazawa. The ‘Thunderbird 97’ will also stop at Shin-Osaka Station.

Subsequent trains are expected to gradually resume services as well. Some trains may be canceled.

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