Original in Japanese: ＪＲ東日本2021年3月ダイヤ改正について[PDF/2,322KB]
JR East Japan News 18 December 2020 East Japan Railway Company March 2021 Timetable Adjustment -- I. Shinkansen 1. Ueno to Omiya Time Reduced A maximum speed of 130 km/h will be implemented in Saitama Prefecture between Ueno and Omiya, thereby reducing the time required to travel both to and from Tokyo. * Due to connecting services and adjustments, some trains will not arrive earlier at their final stop. Times to Major Stations from Tokyo (Maximum Speend) Tokyo - Sendai Tokyo - Shinaomori Tokyo - Shin-hakodate-hokuto Outbound 1h30m (-1 min) 2h58m (-1 min) 3h57m (-1 min) Inbound 1h29m (-1 min) 2h58m (-1 min) 3h57m (-1 min) 2. Joetsu Shinkansen Convenience and Amenities to be Improved (1) Chance to Ride the Joetsu Shinkansen E7 Series to be Increased 12 new E7 series trains will be added to the Joetsu Shinkansen lines running on the Toki, Max Toki, Tanigawa and Max Tanigawa services, thereby improving amenities. Number of Toki and Tanigawa Trainsets Operating Using E7 Series Toki Tanigawa Before After Added Before After Added Inbound 4 8 +4 1 3 +2 Outbound 4 8 +4 1 3 +2 -- (2) Morning Commute Tanigawa Service Time and Destination to be Adjusted The frequently used morning commute Tanigawa service will be adjusted to arrive at Tokyo between 7 and 8 am, and the destination will be changed from Ueno to Tokyo. Tanigawa Adjusted Time and Destination Service Departs Time Arrives Time Stops At Before Tanigawa 474 Takasaki 7:17 Ueno 8:08 Kugayama, Omiya After Tanigawa 472 Takasaki 6:31 Tokyo 7:24 Kugayama, Omiya, Ueno 3. Other Timetable to be Adjusted due to Passenger Usage Tohoku Shinkansen Hayabusa 37 (departing Tokyo 16:28 for Shinaomori) and Hayabusa 20 (departing Shinaomori 11:20 for Tokyo) will cease. Joetsu Shinkansen Tanigawa 473 (departing Ueno 18:52 for Takasaki) on weekends and holidays will cease, and will run only on regular weekdays.