New station “Kadode” opened, and Goka Station changes its name to “Gokaku” on Oigawa Railway Oigawa Line

The local train of the Oigawa Railway Oigawa Line

Oigawa Railway (大井川鐵道) opened “Kadode Station” (門出, Shizuoka) on Thursday, November 12, 2020, which has been established between Goka Station (五和) and Kamio Station (神尾) on the Oigawa Line (大井川本線). At the new station adjacent to the experience-based food park “KADODE OOIGAWA” that opened on the same day, a tourist information center and SL Square are set up, and it is expected to play a role as an exchange base for Shimada City. A black “SL soft cream” with a steam locomotive motif is also on sale and is likely to become a hot topic. The new station is also a short distance from the Shimada-Kanaya Interchange on the Shin-Meishin…

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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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Operation resumed on JR Iida Line between Misakubo and Hiraoka (updated on September 28, 2020)

Operation resumed on JR Iida Line between Misakubo and Hiraoka

JR Central restarted the train operation on the JR Iida Line (飯田線) between Misakubo Station (水窪, Shizuoka) and Hiraoka Station (平岡, Nagano), which has been disrupted due to the effects of the heavy rain disaster in July, 2020. The train schedule of the Iida Line is as normal. The limited express trains “(Wide View) Inaji” are also on time now.

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Operation resumed on Ōigawa Railway Ōigawa Line between Ieyama and Senzu (updated on August 31, 2020)

Operation resumed on Ōigawa Railway Ōigawa Line between Ieyama and Senzu

Ōigawa Railway (大井川鐵道) restarted local train operation of Ōigawa Line (大井川本線) on Friday, August 28, 2020 between Ieyama Station (家山, Shizuoka) and Senzu Station (千頭, Shizuoka), which has been disrupted because the Oigawa revetment was damaged due to the effects of the continuous heavy rain. It should be noted that the section between Shimoizumi Station and Tanokuchi Station was temporarily restored, where the revetment damage occurred, so substitute bus operation may be resumed depending on the river conditions of the Oigawa River. Please check yourself the official website by Oigawa Railway for the operating status of “Thomas the Tank Engine” and Steam Locomotives “Kawaneji”.

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