Hokkaido Shinkansen tickets sell out in 25 seconds

posted on February 28, 2016

Railway fans have snapped up tickets for Hokkaido Shinkansen bullet train on its first day of operation.

Tickets sales started on Friday for the new Shinkansen line, a month before service starts.

Officials at East Japan Railway Company say tickets for the first train bound for Tokyo from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station in Hokkaido, northern Japan, sold out in around 25 seconds.

The trip from Tokyo Station to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station takes about 4 hours.

source by nhk
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