“Echigo Tokimeki Railway”, which runs in the Joetsu region of Niigata prefecture, will operate “Cheers !! Summer Express”, the first special summer project, every Saturday from July 31st to August 28th. You can enjoy all-you-can-drink beer and special snack sets from popular restaurants on the train. We are currently accepting reservations. The deadline is 5 days before the boarding date.
On the day of the event, the 455 series and 413 series will run on the Nihonkai-Hisui Line for the first time. There are two service routes, one from Itoigawa and one from Naoetsu. The Itoigawa departure route (capacity 36 people) departs Itoigawa station at 4:40 pm on the 455 series and heads for Naoetsu station. The Naoetsu route (capacity 63 people) is the 413 series and departs from Naoetsu station at 5:46 pm and heads for Itoigawa station. The journey time for both is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Passengers will be provided with all-you-can-drink alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, including canned beer, and a special snack set from a popular local restaurant. You can enjoy a new experience on a nostalgic train trip.
The snack set provided varies from day to day. You are free to bring your own food and drink.
■ July 31st (Sat), August 7th (Sat), 14th (Sat) is the popular restaurant “Ishokuya YAGAIYA” in front of Naoetsu Station in Joetsu City.
■ August 21st (Sat) and 28th (Sat) is the popular restaurant “Shioji Ekimae Store” in front of Nou Station in Itoigawa City.
Operation image (Courtesy of Echigo Tokimeki Railway)
The person in charge of the event at Echigo Tokimeki Railway said, “We increased the personal space inside the train and are thoroughly taking measures against infectious diseases so that our customers can enjoy their train ride safely. I would like local people who cannot go out due to COVID-19 to enjoy this event.”
The deadline is 5 days before the boarding date.
Echigo Tokimeki Railway Summer Special Project 1st “Cheers !! Summer Express”
■ Operating days: July 31st (Sat), August 7th (Sat), 14th (Sat), 21st (Sat), 28th (Sat)
■ Fee: 6,800 yen per person (tax included, same amount for children)
* Alcohol including canned beer (about 3 types), all-you-can-drink soft drinks, with special snack set
* Free to bring in food and drink
For more information is here⇒ https://www.echigo-tokimeki.co.jp/information/detail?id=1379