Hokkaido Shinkansen Temporarily Suspended Between Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and Shin-Aomori stations; Services resume (Update 1)

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Hokkaido Shinkansen trains

The Hokkaido Shinkansen line was suspended in both directions between Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and Shin-Aomori stations at about 11 a.m. on Thursday.

According to JR Hokkaido, JR Freight Railway Co.’s freight trains are undergoing vehicle inspections between Kikonai Station in Hokkaido and Okutsugaru Imabetsu Station in Aomori Prefecture that are located at opposite ends of the Seikan Tunnel beneath the Tsugaru Strait.

Services resumed at 2:13 p.m.