Severe Tropical Storm Nanmadol disrupting Shinkansen services

Severe Tropical Storm Nanmadol is disrupting Shinkansen bullet train services.

The Japan Railways group says the Kyushu Shinkansen line is out of service throughout Monday.

Services on the Sanyo Shinkansen line are halted between Hakata and Hiroshima throughout the day.

Fewer trains were available between Hiroshima and Shin-Osaka after the start of service. The services will be further cut from around 2 p.m.

West Japan Railway Company says it plans to resume normal service on Tuesday, but delays and destination changes are possible, depending on the weather.
Services on the Tokaido Shinkansen line will be reduced from around 4 p.m. between Shin-Osaka and Nagoya.

The number of trains will be significantly reduced between Nagoya and Tokyo from around 2 p.m.

Central Japan Railway Company says services could be suspended or destinations could be changed from the start of service to around 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The operators of the Tohoku and Hokuriku Shinkansen lines have no plans to suspend services on Monday, but delays or cancelations cannot be ruled out.