Sanyo, Kyushu Bullet Trains To Resume On Friday

Sanyo, Kyushu bullet trains to resume on Friday

Japan Railway officials say operations of the Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen bullet trains will return to normal on Friday after disruptions by a severe tropical storm on Thursday.

West Japan Railway and Kyushu Railway plan to have the two Shinkansen lines running again from the first trains on Friday.

JR West officials say two extra trains will also depart from Hakata and Hiroshima stations early on Friday morning.

Central Japan Railway says it has not yet decided the train schedules for the day. But it plans to operate 13 extra Nozomi super-express trains on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line on Friday and Saturday.

JR officials are asking passengers to check the latest information on their websites.

On Thursday, severe tropical storm Krosa forced all services on the Sanyo Shinkansen Line to be cancelled between Kokura and Shin-Osaka stations. Only some trains ran between Kokura and Hakata stations.

The number of trains on the Kyushu Shinkansen Line were reduced for the day. Even those in service did not connect onto the Sanyo Shinkansen Line.

Fifty-five trains, or 13 percent, on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line were cancelled on Thursday. Direct services connecting onto the Sanyo Shinkansen Line were suspended.