national

Train cars launched between Narita and Tokyo for overseas travelers

17 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© KYODO

©2021 GPlusMedia Inc.

17 Comments
Login to comment

The Keisei Skyliner will see it make 15 trips a day from the airport in Chiba Prefecture to Tokyo's Ueno station with the front cars of each train reserved for such travelers, the company said. The cars are disinfected after each run, while adjacent cars are kept empty.

However, the government has suspended new entries into Japan by nonresident foreign nationals arriving from most of the world through the end of January.

Welcome to the gong show where no one really shares information until it's too late and then the task of removing egg from face is required.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Incoming visitors and returnees previously had to travel by cab or private car

The cab is also considered public transportation subject to the ban. Need to order a special limousine.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

" The cab is also considered public transportation subject to the ban. Need to order a special limousine."

Read the article slowly

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

major train line

Correction, major railway line.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

The cars are disinfected after each run, while adjacent cars are kept empty.

For the journey to Nippori, a short walk from the Yamanote line.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

This is actually one of the few sensible ideas I've seen since this whole thing started.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

@oyattosa!!!

To date, all incoming people from abroad can't hire a regular taxi even though testing negative upon arrival. Without private means, people need to book a special escort service... unless the train noted above starts running. Not sure if the plan is currently on hold.

I also hear that the shuttle bus service designated for incomers are soon to be launched. But things are volatile, always subject to change in line with the virus situation. I hope that people are kept informed of updates.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Cute name for segregation cars. I guess the Japanese who came back from Britain and brought the new virus with them wouldn't have to ride them.

-3 ( +6 / -9 )

Why did it take such a long time to come up with this plan? Are the same ones responsible for the slow roll out of the vaccines?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Cute name for segregation cars. I guess the Japanese who came back from Britain and brought the new virus with them wouldn't have to ride them.

What name? It says "Travelers arriving from overseas" as well as "incoming visitors and returnees". The article only mentions "nonresident foreign nationals" in the last sentence.

I would say by all means Japanese nationals are to ride in these special cars along with returning foreign residents if they don't have a private car lined up to ride in.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

外国人専用車 “out of mind out of sight; gotta keep my body.....tight”

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Somebody I know had to use a rental car from Narita to Kansai area at a cost of ¥60000

2 ( +3 / -1 )

They can name it the Quarantine Line.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

@smithinjapan: Read the article properly. Its been documented better in real newspapers but even so. You are wishing just to be negative. Canada beckons...still.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Too bad hitch hiking is frowned upon. In the old days it was great.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

And those of us who don’t like in the greater Tokyo area? Would be handy to have these trains from KIX. Unfortunately, travellers have to get from these special trains to their homes, they’re not going to walk, are they.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

@Luddite

I'm thinking the same. KIX, located offshore should provide the similar transit service for incoming people.

A private limo service costs minimally 16,800 yen (@standard type, up to downtown Osaka).

https://www.mk-group.co.jp/osaka/air_hire.html

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites