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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How to get Japanese train status updates?

Japan has an incredible train network which has a world-class reputation for its efficiency and punctuality. However, sometimes delays and cancellations are unavoidable.

The most common causes of delays are bad weather and passenger emergencies. Subway lines are less likely to be affected by the weather but they are not immune as many have stations which are above ground.

If you do experience delays or cancellations, the most convenient way or getting up-to-date information is to visit the train operator’s website (there are numerous train operators in Japan). You can follow the below links to find train status updates on Japan’s major train lines:

JR EAST

JR WEST

JR CENTRAL

JR KYUSHU

JR HOKKAIDO

JR SHIKOKU

TOKYO METRO (Not covered by JR Pass)

OSAKA METRO (Not covered by JR Pass)