The Hayabusa is a high-speed Shinkansen service operated by East Japan Railway Company and Hokkaido Railway Company between Tokyo and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto in Japan since 26 March 2016. The name was used for a limited express sleeping car service operated by JR Kyushu, which ran from Tokyo to Kumamoto, was discontinued in March 2009. Hayabusa services stop at the following stations. Tokyo Ueno* Ōmiya Sendai Furukawa* Ichinoseki* Kitakami* Morioka Iwate-Numakunai* Ninohe* Hachinohe* Shichinohe-Towada* Shin-Aomori Okutsugaru-Imabetsu* Kikonai* Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Not served by all trains The fastest service from Tokyo to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto takes 4 hours; some Hayabusa services terminate at Shin-Aomori Station. Hayabusa services are operated by 10-car E5 series or H5 series trainsets, with car 1 at the Tokyo end. All seats are no-smoking. Hayabusa trains feature premium GranClass accommodation with 2+1 leather seating and complimentary food and drinks, including alcohol; the Hayabusa service commenced on 1 October 1958, operating between Kagoshima.
From 20 July 1960, the train was upgraded with 20 series sleeping cars, extended to run to and from Nishi-Kagoshima. From 9 March 1975, the train was upgraded with 24 series sleeping cars. Dining car service was discontinued from March 1993. From 4 December 1999, the Hayabusa was combined with the Sakura service between Tosu. From 1 March 2005, the Hayabusa was combined with the Fuji service between Tokyo and Moji, following the discontinuation of the Sakura service which operated in conjunction with the Hayabusa. Due to declining ridership, the Hayabusa, along with its counterpart service, the Fuji, was discontinued from the start of the revised timetable on 14 March 2009. From 5 March 2011, the Hayabusa name was revived for the new 300 km/h shinkansen services operated by JR East between Tokyo and Shin-Aomori using new E5 series trainsets, extended to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station on 26 March 2016. In its final days, the limited express train was formed of 14 series sleeping cars based at JR Kyushu's Kumamoto Depot consisting of six cars in the Hayabusa portion and six cars in the Fuji portion.
The train was hauled by a JR West EF66 electric locomotive between Tokyo and Shimonoseki, a JR Kyushu EF81-400 electric locomotive between Shimonoseki and Moji, by a JR Kyushu ED76 electric locomotive from Moji to Kumamoto. EF60-500 EF65-500 EF65-1000 EF66 The new shinkansen Hayabusa services use 10-car E5 series sets, which operated at a maximum speed of 300 km/h between Utsunomiya and Morioka; the maximum speed was raised to 320 km/h from the start of the revised timetable on 16 March 2013. From the same date, some services run coupled to E6 series Super Komachi services between Tokyo and Morioka; these services were limited to a maximum speed of 300 km/h. Since 15 March 2014, the name of Super Komachi services was returned to Komachi, the maximum speed has been raised to 320 km/h. From 26 March 2016, with the opening of the Hokkaido Shinkansen from Shin-Aomori to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, the Hayabusa name was used for services operating between Tokyo and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto. From the start of the 26 March 2016 timetable revision, ten return services operate daily between Tokyo and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, one return service daily operates between Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto.
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The Tanigawa is a high-speed train service operated by the East Japan Railway Company on the Joetsu Shinkansen in Japan. E2 series 10-car sets E4 series 185 series EMUs E1 series 200 series 10-car "K" sets The name Tanigawa was first introduced on 15 November 1982 for limited express services operating between Ueno in Tokyo and Minakami on the Jōetsu Line. From 1 October 1997, the name was used for the all-stations services between Tokyo and Echigo-Yuzawa on the Jōetsu Shinkansen, replacing the previous Toki all-stations services. During the winter skiing season, trains start at the seasonal Gala-Yuzawa Station. E2 series 10-car sets were introduced on three return Tanigawa services daily from 26 January 2013, operating at a maximum speed of 240 km/h. List of named passenger trains of Japan 200 series Yamabiko/Toki/Nasuno/Tanigawa E1 series Max Toki/Max Tanigawa E4 series Max Toki/Max Tanigawa
Niigata Station is a major railway station in Chūō-ku, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. The station is at the centre of the largest city on the Sea of Japan coast in Honshu, it forms the central station for the railway infrastructure along the Sea of Japan coast, is the terminus of the Jōetsu Shinkansen high-speed line from Tokyo. Niigata Station is served by the following lines. Joetsu Shinkansen Shin'etsu Main Line Hakushin Line Echigo Line The station has two side platforms and two island platforms at ground level serving a total of six tracks for conventional narrow gauge lines, of which only one island platform remains in use for trains originating from Niigata Station; this island platform is an extension of one of the side platforms. The station has two elevated side platforms 2, 5) and one island platform 3,4) serving conventional narrow gauge lines, two more elevated island platforms serving four shinkansen tracks; the elevated station building has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket counter and "View Plaza" travel agency.
Niigata Station opened on 3 May 1904. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East. In fiscal 2017, the station station was used by an average of 37,461 passengers daily; the passenger figures for previous years are as shown below. CoCoLo Niigata, shopping center in the station Sake Museum Ponshu-kan National Route 7 National Route 8 Bandai Bridge Both the Bandai Entrance and the South Entrance have bus terminals; as of February 2017, the following transit bus line are on service. Niigata City Loop Bus Transit bus operated by Niigata KotsuBRT "Bandai-bashi Line": Niigata Sta.—Bandai Bridge—Furumachi—City office—Hakusan Station—Aoyama C*: for Central Niigata S*: for South Niigata W*: for West Niigata E*: for East Niigata "Sado-Kisen Line": Niigata Sta.—Toki Messe—Sado Kisen Ferry Terminal Transit bus operated by Niigata Kotsu Limousine bus for Niigata Airport C* / S* / W* / E* S7: for Big Swan Stadium, Niigata Prefectural Baseball Stadium JR East station information
The Hokuriku Shinkansen is a high-speed shinkansen railway line jointly operated by East Japan Railway Company and West Japan Railway Company, connecting Tokyo with Kanazawa in the Hokuriku region of Japan. The first section, between Takasaki and Nagano in Nagano Prefecture, opened on 1 October 1997 called the Nagano Shinkansen; the extension to Toyama in Toyama Prefecture and Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture opened on 14 March 2015. Construction of a further section onward to Fukui and Tsuruga in Fukui Prefecture commenced in 2012, with scheduled opening in fiscal 2022; the route of the final section to Shin-Osaka was decided on 20 December 2016 as the Obama - Kyoto route, with construction expected to begin in 2030 and take 15 years. Since March 2015, services on the line are split with train names as listed below. Trains operate over the Tohoku Shinkansen tracks between Tokyo and Takasaki. Kagayaki: Tokyo - Kanazawa, limited-stop service, since 14 March 2015 Hakutaka: Tokyo - Kanazawa all-stations service, since 14 March 2015 Tsurugi: Toyama - Kanazawa, all-stations shuttle service, since 14 March 2015 Asama: Tokyo - Nagano all-stations service, corresponding to existing Nagano Shinkansen service introduced in 1997The original Nagano Shinkansen Asama services, introduced in 1997, replaced the conventional Shin'etsu Main Line limited express services named Asama, which took 2 hours 50 minutes from Tokyo to Nagano.
Following the opening of the Shinkansen, part of the conventional line was abandoned between Yokokawa and Karuizawa. This section included the steeply-graded Usui Pass which required the use of bank engines on all trains; the boundary between JR East and JR West lies to the north of Jōetsumyōkō Station. Stations in italics are not operational. E7 series 12-car "F" sets" W7 series 12-car "W" sets" With the start of Nagano Shinkansen services, trains were operated by a new fleet of JR East E2 series 8-car sets. A fleet of 17 new E7 series 12-car trainsets were phased in from March 2014, these were augmented by a fleet of 10 JR West W7 series 12-car sets introduced from March 2015; the remaining E2 series trainsets were withdrawn from Hokuriku Shinkansen services on 31 March 2017. E2 series 8-car "N" sets on Tokyo - Nagano Asama services only E2 series 8-car "J" sets E4 series 8-car "P50/P80" sets as Max Asama 200 series 12-car set F80 during February 1998 onlyThe original E2 series 8-car "J" sets used on Tohoku Shinkansen services were used on some Asama services until they were subsequently lengthened to 10 cars.
One specially-modified 200 series set, numbered F80, was used on additional Asama services in February 1998 during the 1998 Winter Olympics held in Nagano. The train was modified to operate on both 25 kV AC 50 Hz and 60 Hz overhead power supplies, incorporated weight-saving measures to comply with the 16 tonne axle load restriction, included additional control equipment to cope with the 30‰ gradient of the Nagano Shinkansen, its maximum speed was limited to 210 km/h. The last services operated using eight-car E2 series trainsets ran on 31 March 2017, from which date all Asama services were formed of E7 and W7 series trainsets; the initial section between Takasaki and Nagano opened on 1 October 1997, in time for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. Between May 2012 and March 2014, station platforms on the Nagano Shinkansen had their platform roofs extended to handle the E7 series 12-car trains which entered service in March 2014 ahead of the March 2015 opening of the extension beyond Nagano; the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension from Nagano to Kanazawa opened in March 2015.
The 113-km extension from Kanazawa to Tsuruga was approved for construction in June 2012. From the start of the revised timetable on 15 March 2014, E7 series trainsets were introduced on Asama services. Used on seven return services daily, this number was increased to eleven return services daily from 19 April 2014. Construction of the extension from Nagano to Kanazawa was completed on 24 May 2014; when services commenced in March 2015, the travel time from Tokyo to Toyama was reduced to about 2 hours, with Kanazawa an additional 30 minutes away. Final permission to start construction to Fukui was granted in December 2011, with modification works to Fukui Station in progress for several years in anticipation of the extension; the extension to Tsuruga was approved for construction on 30 June 2012, is scheduled to open in fiscal 2022. Beyond Jōetsumyōkō Station, the line is operated by West Japan Railway Company instead of East Japan Railway Company. Test-running on the JR East section of the line between Nagano and Kurobe-Unazukionsen commenced on 1 December 2013 at low speeds using the "East i" test train.
From 6 December, test-running commenced using 10-car E2 series trainsets, with running speeds increased to the full line speed of 260 km/h. Test-running continued until the end of March 2014. Test-running on the entire line between Nagano and Kanazawa started on 1 August 2014, using the "East i" test train. Test-running using W7 series trains commenced on 5 August 2014 at low speed, on the JR West section between Kanazawa and Jōetsumyōkō; the route of the final section from Tsuruga to Osaka was finalized on 20 December 2016 as the'Obama-Kyoto route. The following four options were under consideration, with a fifth unofficial option suggested by a local politician. Maibara Route: This involved building a full standard shinkansen track to Maibara Station, it was one third of the length of the Obama Route
Keisei Ueno Station
Keisei Ueno Station is a railway station in Taitō, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Keisei Electric Railway. It is a short distance from JR Ueno Station; the station is underground beneath Ueno Park. The Museum Zoo Station was the next station prior to its closure on 1 April 1997; the station opened on 10 October 1933 as Ueno Kōen Station. It was renamed Keisei Ueno Station on 1 May 1953. In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 44,814 passengers daily. Ueno Station Ueno Park Ueno Zoo Tokyo National Museum National Museum of Nature and Science National Museum of Western Art Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Tokyo Research Institute for Cultural Properties Shitamachi Museum Ueno Tōshō-gū Kan'ei-ji List of railway stations in Japan Keisei Ueno Station map
The Toki is a high-speed Shinkansen train service operated by East Japan Railway Company on the Joetsu Shinkansen in Japan. The name is taken from the Japanese name of the crested ibis. Tokyo Ueno* Ōmiya Kumagaya* Honjo-Waseda* Takasaki* Jomo-Kogen* Echigo-Yuzawa* Urasa* Nagaoka* Tsubame-Sanjo* Niigata Not served by all trains E2 series 10-car sets E4 series 8-car sets E1 series 12-car sets 200 series 10-car "K" sets The name Toki was first introduced on 10 June 1962 for limited express services operating between Ueno in Tokyo and Niigata on the Joetsu Line; this service operated until 14 the day before the Joetsu Shinkansen opened. From the start of services on the newly opened Jōetsu Shinkansen on 15 November 1982, Toki became the name used for the all-stations shinkansen services operating between Ōmiya and Niigata between Ueno and Niigata, between Tokyo and Niigata; the Toki name was discontinued from October 1997 following the introduction of new Tanigawa all-stations services between Tokyo and Echigo-Yuzawa.
However, the name was reinstated from December 2002 to replace the name Asahi used for all Tokyo to Niigata trains. E2 series 10-car sets were re-introduced on four return Toki services daily from 26 January 2013, operating at a maximum speed of 240 km/h. A special Joetsu Shinkansen 30th Anniversary service ran as Toki 395 from Omiya to Niigata on 17 November 2012 using 10-car 200 series set K47. List of named passenger trains of Japan 200 series Yamabiko/Toki/Nasuno/Tanigawa E1 series Max Toki/Max Tanigawa at the Wayback Machine E4 series Max Toki/Max Tanigawa
The Takasaki Line is a Japanese railway line which connects Ōmiya Station in Saitama, Saitama Prefecture and Takasaki Station in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture. It is operated by the East Japan Railway Company; the Ueno - Omiya - Takasaki - Shinmaebashi line was the first built railway in Japan. All services on the line run to/from Ueno Station in Tokyo via the Tōhoku Main Line; the line was extended to Tokyo Station via the Ueno-Tokyo Line that opened in March 2015. As the Takasaki Line serves many major cities within Saitama Prefecture, it is a vital means of transport within the prefecture. National Route 17 and its historical predecessor, the Nakasendō, run parallel to the line. Services on the Takasaki Line are divided into three categories: services to or from Ueno, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line services, Ueno-Tokyo Line services. Between Ueno and Ōmiya, trains share the track with the Tōhoku Main Line, both of which serve as de facto express services compared to the parallel Keihin-Tōhoku Line. Northbound trains terminate at Takasaki or Kagohara, with some at Maebashi or Shin-Maebashi.
Southbound trains travel through the Shōnan-Shinjuku Line to Odawara, or the Ueno-Tokyo Line to Atami, on the Tokaido Line, with few terminating at Ueno. Service on the line is provided by 15-car E231 series and E233-3000 series four-door suburban commuter EMUs with two Green cars. Prior to the opening of the Joetsu Shinkansen in 1982 and the Nagano Shinkansen in 1997, many Niigata- and Nagano-bound limited express and express services used the line, including the Toki and Hakutaka. However, the Shinkansen reduced the need for most of these limited express services, only a few remain; these include: Akagi / Swallow Akagi Kusatsu Minakami Commuter rapid services operate on weekday evenings only. They operate between Maebashi/Takasaki. Since March 2015, Rapid Urban services now run from Odawara or Kōzu on the Tokaido Line, through the Ueno-Tokyo Line, to Takasaki; this service stops at every station on the Tokaido Line, skips some stations on the Takasaki Line. Local trains run four times hourly.
Within the Takasaki Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line special rapid and rapid trains are each operated once per hour. Unlike regular Ueno bound or originating trains, they bypass Saitama-Shintoshin Station as it has no platform for the tracks used by the Shonan-Shinjuku Line. Bypassed Urawa Station now has a newly constructed platform that entered service in March 2013. All trains are 10 - or E233 series EMUs. Special rapid trains operate once hourly to Takasaki, they skip Ebisu Station. Rapid trains operate once hourly to Kagohara, stopping at all stations while within the Takasaki Line. North of Kagohara, all services are operated with 10-car trainsets. Akebono Hokuriku, Noto Four trains bound for Kōnosu depart Ueno every weekday evening. Passengers can board only at Ueno. Service is provided by 7-car 185 series and 9-car 489 series EMU trainsets. Local trains, excluding Shōnan-Shinjuku Line through trains, stop at all stations. All Rapid Urban, Commuter Rapid, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line trains stop at stations marked "●".
For limited express and seasonal rapid Moonlight Echigo services, please see their respective articles. E231 series EMUs E233-3000 series EMUs The Nippon Railway Co. the first private railway company in Japan, opened the Ueno - Omiya - Shinmachi section in 1883, extended the line to Takasaki the following year. The company was nationalised in 1906; the line was double-tracked between 1927 and 1930, electrified in 1952. Honjo Station: The Honjo Electric Railway operated a 7 km line to Kodama, electrified at 600 V DC, between 1915 and 1930. Kumagaya Station: The 10 km Tobu Kumagaya Line to Menuma operated from 1943 to 1983; the planned extension to the Tobu Koizumi Line was never constructed. Kuragano Station: The Iwahana Light Railway operated a 3 km line to Joshu Iwahana between 1917 and 1945. In 1967, an 1 km siding was built on the alignment to serve an industrial area; this article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia. Stations of the Takasaki Line