JNews: Bullet Train Accident Kills One, Injures One
June 15 (Bloomberg) -- One person was killed after he was hit by a Central Japan Railway Co. bullet at a station near Tokyo, Yokohama city fire department spokesman Yoshifumi Isobe said by phone. Another person was injured in the incident.
Trains restarted running after the incident at New-Yokohama and services are delayed, Taro Yoshikawa, a spokesman for JR Central, said. The company's Web site said trains are delayed for up to one hour.
Central Japan, the country's main operator of high-speed Shinkansen bullet trains, delayed services in October when a train hit and killed a person as it passed through Shizuoka station.
The company's shares rose 2.5 percent to 123,000 yen on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The accident happened around 4 p.m., according to the fire department, after the stock market closed.