Typhoon-damaged bullet trains to be scrapped
NHK -- Nov 07
All 10 Shinkansen bullet trains that were damaged last month by Typhoon Hagibis in Nagano, central Japan, will be scrapped.

That represents a third of the trains that run on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line to the Sea of Japan coast and the historic city of Kanazawa.

The president of East Japan Railway, Yuji Fukasawa, said on Wednesday that the motors and braking systems under the floors were swamped by the typhoon. The company owns eight of the 10 trains.

He says it is difficult to repair all the damage. The other two trains are owned by West Japan Railway, and will be scrapped as well.

The train cars have a total book value of about 135 million dollars. Some of their components may be reused.

The companies say they aim to get the Hokuriku Shinkansen line completely back to normal by the end of March next year.

JR東日本は台風19号で浸水した北陸新幹線の8編成を廃車にすると発表しました。今後、車両を点検して一部の部品を再利用したいとしています。  北陸新幹線は台風19号で長野県にある車両基地が冠水し、新幹線車両の8編成が浸水しました。JR東日本はこれまで車両の検査をしてきましたが、浸水した8編成、96車両を廃車にすると発表しました。減価償却費を差し引いた被害額は120億円に上るとみられています。これを受け、上越新幹線の一部車両を北陸新幹線に転用したり新幹線を作り直すなどして、今年度内には東京-金沢間を従来の本数で運行を再開させたいとしています。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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