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10 typhoon-damaged bullet trains head for the scrapheap

Overflowing rivers submerged JR East's Nagano rail yard

Hokuriku Shinkansen trains are seen partially submerged at a rail yard in Nagano Prefecture on Oct. 13. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

TOKYO -- East Japan Railway said Wednesday that it will scrap a third of the bullet trains that serve on a line that cuts across central Japan, following water damage from when Typhoon Hagibis hit last month.

JR East's Hokuriku Shinkansen line connects Tokyo to the city of Kanazawa on the Sea of Japan. It is operated jointly with West Japan Railway.

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