Hankyu & Noseden do not operate all night on New Year’s Eve – Extra trains until 2 am

Hankyu Kyoto Line 9300 series trains passing each other

Hankyu Railway and Nose Electric Railway announced that they will not operate all night from December 31, 2020 (Thursday) New Year’s Eve to January 1, 2021 (Friday / holiday) New Year’s morning, and will operate extra trains until around 2:00 midnight.

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Winter smooth sightseeing in Kyoto by train and on foot “Pedestrian-Friendly City Kyoto Rail Ticket”

Randen Mobo-21 Type

Kyoto City will release the “Pedestrian-Friendly City Kyoto Rail Ticket” for Kyoto sightseeing in winter, which allows unlimited rides on routes within the valid area of 5 railway operators.

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“ICOCA commuter pass” will be released between Osaka Metro and JR West

"ICOCA commuter pass" will be released between Osaka Metro and JR West

Osaka Metro and JR West will release the “ICOCA commuter pass” from Tuesday, December 8, 2020. So far, both companies have not sold mutually usable commuter passes and had to have two separate passes. From that day, people can get on with one IC card “ICOCA”, so it seems that the convenience of commuting to work or school will increase. It will be sold between all Osaka Metro lines and the JR West urban area including Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe. 19 connecting points are defined, such as JR Osaka Station – Subway Umeda, Higashi-Umeda, and Nishi-Umeda Stations. In addition to purchasing a new “ICOCA commuter pass”, you can also purchase…

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Summary of railway operation updates due to COVID-19 – West Japan (as of November 6, 2020)

Summary of railway operation updates due to COVID-19 - West Japan

We have summarized the status of updates in operation schedules of each railway operator due to COVID-19 (as of November 6, 2020, excluding in normal operation). Please check the latest operation status before using. Izu Kyuko Some local trains are canceled from evening to night. The last train will be moved up at some stations. JR Central The Tokaido Shinkansen is operated by a special timetable based on the number of passengers. Some extra “Nozomi” trains will be set up on days when a number of passengers are expected. Meitetsu Of “μ-SKY” (Meitetsu-Gifu, Shin-Unuma and Meitetsu Nagoya – Central Japan International Airport), 22 trains on weekdays and 35 on Weekends…

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Eizan Railway Kurama Line between Ichihara and Kurama disrupted until restoration

Eizan Railway Kurama Line between Ichihara and Kurama disrupted until restoration

Eizan Railway (叡山電鉄) is disrupting operations of Kurama Line (鞍馬線) between Ichihara Station (E14: 市原, Kyoto) and Kurama Station (E17: 鞍馬, Kyoto) for the time being due to the effects of the heavy rain disaster in July, 2020. Landslides, many fallen trees, and collapsed utility poles have occurred near Kibuneguchi Station. They expect that it will take a considerable number of days to restart operation on this sections.

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Tōjiin station on Randen Kitano line has renamed to ‘Tōjiin-Ritsumeikan University’

Tōjiin station on Randen Kitano line has renamed to 'Tōjiin-Ritsumeikan University'

The station name of Tōjiin station (Kyoto, B8) on Randen Kitano line has been changed to ‘Tōjiin-Ritsumeikan University (等持院・立命館大学衣笠キャンパス前) station’ on March 20, 2020. Keifuku Electric Railway incorporated the university name into the station name in the wake of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Ritsumeikan University, which is located across the famous temple, Tojiin. As a result, the longest station name in Japan with 26 readings in Japanese was born.

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