485-series express train makes last run
NHK -- Mar 21
Railway enthusiasts have flocked to Niigata Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast, to say farewell to the well-known 485 series express trains.

The trains were first operated by the former Japanese National Railways. East Japan Railways, or JR East, took over the service. The trains have been a familiar sight in the prefecture for many decades.

JR East decided to retire the trains after the Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train line opened between Tokyo and Kanazawa 2 years ago.

Last weekend, the train was packed with passengers as it made its final runs. The farewell memorial trip was held to pay tribute to the series before the cars are scrapped.

News source: NHK
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