Hokuriku Shinkansen Passengers in March, Down by Half due to Novel Coronavirus

Hokuriku Shinkansen Passengers in March, Down by Half due to Novel Coronavirus

March 17th Announcement by JR West, Sanyo Shinkansen Also Affected

On March 17th, West Japan Railway Company (also known as “JR-West”) reported that, due to the influence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the ridership for the Sanyo Shinkansen during March 1st to 14th had dropped by 54%, when compared to the same period of last year. The Hokuriku Shinkansen suffered a 56% fall in ridership.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1049456

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