- GENERAL NEWS
Shinkansen Service Canceled between Nagoya and Okayama Throughout Tuesday(UPDATE 1)
8:41 JST, August 14, 2023 (updated at 17:00 JST)
Service on the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train line between Nagoya and Shin-Osaka stations will be suspended throughout Tuesday due to expected heavy rain and strong winds from Typhoon Lan in the areas along the line.
The line will still operate between Tokyo and Nagoya, but under a temporary timetable with much fewer trains and will only offer unreserved and Green Car (first-class) seats.
Sanyo Shinkansen service between Shin-Osaka and Okayama stations will also be canceled throughout Tuesday, according to West Japan Railway Co. (JR West). In the Kinki region, it will suspend many sections of conventional lines all day on Tuesday.
In addition, a number of flights have been canceled. As of 8 a.m. on Monday, Japan Airlines Co. canceled 19 flights on the day and has decided to cancel 240 flights on Tuesday, mainly to and from Osaka International (Itami) Airport.
All Nippon Airways Co. has decided to cancel all flights between Haneda and Hachijojima airports on Monday and Tuesday.
Expressways are also expected to be closed in many areas — mainly in the Shikoku, Kinki and Tokai regions — from Tuesday to Wednesday. Traffic control, including closures, is planned Tuesday on the Metropolitan Expressway.
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