Train, Flight Services Suspended in Japan with Approach of Typhoon
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Tokyo, Oct. 12 (Jiji Press)--Many train and flight services were or are set to be suspended in Japan, mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area and the Tokai central region, on Saturday, the first day of a three-day weekend, as a very strong typhoon is seen making landfall in the nation later in the day.
Central Japan Railway Co. <9022>, or JR Tokai, decided to halt services between Tokyo and Nagoya stations on the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train line throughout the day. Services will be substantially scaled down between Nagoya and Shin-Osaka Station on the same Shinkansen line.
West Japan Railway Co. <9021>, or JR West, will suspend services on the section between Shin-Osaka and Okayama Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen Line in the afternoon.
The Tohoku, Joetsu and Hokuriku Shinkansen lines are set to be suspended also in the afternoon.
Among non-Shinkansen lines, services were stopped from the day's first trains between Atami Station in Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, and Toyohashi Station in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, on the Tokaido Main Line, as well as the Gotenba Line in Shizuoka, Meisho Line in the central prefecture of Mie and the Kururi Line in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo. Train operations are set to be halted throughout the day on these lines.
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