Tokyo-Osaka bullet train services suspended for 4 hrs due to blackout


Bullet train services between Tokyo and Osaka were suspended for up to four hours due to an electricity outage Sunday, affecting tens of thousands of travelers including holidaymakers using the government's domestic tourism subsidy program. The blackout hit the Tokaido Shinkansen Line connecting the cities of Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka that constitute the country's three largest metropolitan areas. According to operator Central Japan Railway Co., better known as JR Tokai, the blackout occurred around 1 p.m. Sunday on the bullet train line between Toyohashi and Nagoya after an ove...

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