Train Updates

  • Tsukuba Express is running 40% to 50% of the usual number of trains on March 17. All trains are stopping at all stations. (This means that there are no rapid or semi-rapid trains.) (Updated March 17, 2011 at 09:39)
  • More JR trains will be operating on March 15, but some are still stopped. The Yamanote line will be operating at all stations and the JR Joban Line will be operating between Ueno and Toride. Also, the following shinkansens are running: Joetsu Shinkansen – between Tokyo and Niigata, Nagano Shinkansen – between Tokyo and Nagano, and Tohoku Shinkansen – between Tokyo and Nasu Shiobara. See the JR East website for more details. (Updated March 15, 2011 at 02:17)
  • According to the Tsukuba Express website, local trains will run the entire length of the line on Tuesday, March 15. The number of trains will be at 50 to 60% of normal. If the blackouts happen, the schedule will change. (Updated March 15, 2011 at 02:10)
  • According to the JR East website, the following train lines are operating, but at a reduced schedule (and all other JR East lines are not planned to operate).
    • Yamanote Line – all trains
    • Chou Express Line – between Tokyo and Tachikawa
    • Keihin Tohoku Line – between Kamata and Akabane
    • Joban Line – between Ueno and Matsudo
    • Joban Kankou Line – between Ayase and Matsudo
    • Saikyo Line – between Osaki and Omiya
    • Joetsu Shinkansen – between Tokyo and Niigata
    • Nagano Shinkansen – between Tokyo and Nagano

    (Updated March 14, 2011 at 09:31)

  • According to the Tsukuba Express website, all trains on the Tsukuba Express lines will stop between 2:50pm and 9pm on Monday, March 14, 2011. (Updated March 14, 2011 at 07:31)
  • According to the Tsukuba City Hall website, here are the expectations for the trains for tomorrow (Monday, March 14). The Tsukuba Express trains will run as usual. The JR Joban line trains will run between Ueno and Toride. They are working on the tracks between Toride and Tsuchiura. If they manage to finish working on them, there will be a few local trains available. The express train will not run. There is no information about when the trains will be available for Tsuchiura to Sendai. (Updated March 14, 2011 at 01:07)
  • According to the Tsukuba Express website, Tsukuba Express trains will be running as usual tomorrow. (Updated March 13, 2011 at 18:39)
  • According to the news on Fuji TV, the Joban railway line is closed between Toride (Ibaraki Prefecture, to the south of Tsukuba) and Sendai (Miyagi Prefecture, to the north of Tsukuba). (Updated March 13, 2011 at 14:40)
  • According to the Tsukuba Express website, only 50 to 60% of the trains are running and every train is a local (stopping at every station). (Updated March 13, 2011 at 14:31)
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One Response to Train Updates

  1. K.Kaneko says:

    According to the TX official site, they are planning 50~60% train running. All trains stop every station. Schedule will vary if the blackout happens. TEPCO just announced their rolling power blackouts plan for tomorrow with weekly schedule.

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