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Tanigawa
Service type Shinkansen
Operator JR East
Line used Jōetsu Shinkansen
Maximum speed 240 km/h
Started 1982 (Limited express)
1997 (Shinkansen)
Rolling stock 200 series, E1 series, E4 series

Tanigawa (たにがわ ?) is the name of a train service operating on the Jōetsu Shinkansen in Japan.[1]

History

The name Tanigawa (written as "谷川") was first introduced on 15 November 1982 for limited express services operating between Ueno in Tokyo and Minakami on the Jōetsu Line.[2]

From 1 October 1997, the name (written as "たにがわ") was used for the all-stations services between Tokyo and Echigo-Yuzawa, replacing the Toki all-stations services. During the winter skiing season, trains terminate and start at the seasonal Gala-Yuzawa Station.[1]

References

  • JR Timetable, December 2008
  1. ^ a b "JR新幹線&特急列車ファイル" (JR Shinkansen & Limited Express Train File), published 2008 by Kōtsū Shimbun
  2. ^ "列車名鑑1995" (Train Name Directory 1995), published August 1995 by Railway Journal

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