East Japan Railway Co has said that its bullet train yard at Nagano has been flooded as a result of Typhoon Hagibis.
Ten trains have been affected, these are made up of a total of 120 carriages and represent a third of the Bullet Trains on the line, eight being owned by JR East, and 2 being owned by JR West (according to the Japan Times website).
According to JR West’s reports, the manufacturing of the 120 carriages cost in 2015 ¥32.8 billion, which converts to £235 million!
The loss of these trains means that the Hokuriku Shinkansen, which runs between Tokyo and Nagano, is operating a restricted schedule.
However, most of the railway operators are now running a full schedule.
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