Shinkansen Relay - Rapid Shinkansen Relay (April 2011)

Rapid Shinkansen Relay (April 2011)

The Shinkansen Relay name was again used for a short period from 12 to 24 April 2011 for limited-stop "Rapid" services operated between Fukushima and Sendai via the Tohoku Main Line as a substitute for the Tohoku Shinkansen, which was closed over this section following the 11 March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Trains were operated using 485 series, 583 series, and E721 series EMUs, with all seats non-reserved.

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