Resumes: Japanese Bullet Trains Back on Track After Earthquake Strands Hundreds

TOKYO, Japan – Bullet train services in Japan have resumed after several hundred passengers were stranded for hours following a powerful earthquake that struck on Monday. The 7.5 magnitude tremor halted four high-speed trains between the central Japanese cities of Toyama and Kanazawa. After being stationary for more than 11 hours, the trains have now resumed service and arrived at their respective destinations, according to Japan’s public broadcaster NHK.

The earthquake caused significant delays for nearly 1,400 passengers who were stuck inside the high-speed trains, as reported by Japan Railways West. Despite the extensive wait time, there were no reports of anyone on the trains becoming ill during the ordeal. The situation has since been resolved, and service has returned to normal.

Passengers were seen lining up in front of ticket counters at JR Kanazawa station in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan, following the earthquake. The images illustrate the impact of the natural disaster on transportation and the measures taken to address the situation. The resumption of service on the bullet trains signifies a positive step towards recovery following the disruption caused by the earthquake.