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Shinkansen bullet and other express train Golden Week usage down 11% to 9.12 million

11-May-2011 9:46 AM

Japan Railway announced 9.12 million people used the Tokaido Shinkansen Line bullet and other express trains operated by the company during the 2011 Golden Week holiday season (Kyodo News, 10-May-2011). The number marks a year-on-year decrease of 11% which has been blamed on the 11-Mar-2011 earthquake and tsunami.