Japanese trains suspension due to COVID-19

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Train operations in Japan are now almost normal.

The government of Japan have lifted the state of emergency in all prefectures. But the trip to Japan is not appropriate yet.

Many railway companies have announced that they will be operating more frequently in June and will resume the currently canceled trains, but the situation is still in flux.

The train information below may change without notice, and the information may be complicated, so please be sure to check the latest information yourself before boarding.

Please find the detailed information below:

Overview

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Many inter-city train services are suspended or operated by a fewer cars train set.

I will show you the status of the train operation from the north (Hokkaido area) to south (Kyushu area).

Hokkaido

All trains, including most seasonally operated limited express trains run as normal.

Trips to/from New Chitose airport are suspended. But most local trains and subway lines are operated as normal in Sapporo area.

Kanto area

Most trains and subway lines are operated as normal in Tokyo and surrounding areas. But many Narita Express are suspended.

Keisei Railway

  • Many trips of the airport express train “Skyliner” are suspended until further notice.

Chubu area

Most local trains and subway lines are operated as normal in Nagoya and surrounding areas.

Meitetsu Railway

Many trips of the airport express train “μSky” are suspended until further notice.

Kansai area

Most local trains and subway lines are operated as normal in Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Wakayama and surrounding areas.

The limited express Haruka (Kansai airport – Kyoto)

The scheduled service runs 60 round trips a day. But 42 trips will be suspended.

Nankai Railway, the limited express Rapi:t (Kansai airport – Namba)

The scheduled service runs 68 to 70 round trips a day. But 34 trips on weekdays and 48 trips on weekend/holidys will be suspended from April 24th.

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