JR Kyushu Railway Company and Sagawa Express Co., Ltd. are set to begin shinkansen (bullet train) parcel shipping services in May 2021. On Feb. 24, the two companies conducted a trial to ship multiple parcels from Kagoshima to Hakata, using seats originally intended for in-train passenger sales. By traveling between the two stations in about 1.5 hours, the new system would enable same-day deliveries between the two regions. Source: Nikkei / Sankei
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