The East Japan Railway Company has announced that most of their lines are ‘suspended’ following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday.
One JR East train has been found near Nobiru station on the Senseki Line, north of Sendai. It is thought the train derailed at high speed and was swept over ground by the tsunami. No survivors were found. The Senseki Line runs to the main station in Ishinomaki.
Three more trains are thought to be unaccounted for but information is limited as the Japanese authorities try to deal with the huge scale of disaster.
The Tokyo metro is still operating with limited service as are limited JR East services including the Joetsu and Nagano Shinkansen lines.