Shikoku Railway Company, commonly known as JR Shikoku, is one of the constituent companies of Japan Railways
Group (JR Group). It operates intercity rail services in the four prefectures on the island of Shikoku in Japan.
JR Shikoku provides intercity transportation with its limited express services, connecting major cities on the island
of Shikoku with Okayama of Honshu.

Railway Trip from Matsuyama to Okayama

The Great Seto Bridge, or seto-Ohashi Bridge, is a series of double deck bridges, which links the city of Okayama
and the island of Shikoku, across a series of five small islands in Seto Inland Sea. It takes about 20 minutes by a car
or trains to cross the bridge.

(L) The Shiokaze is a limited express train service operated by JR Shikoku, which runs from Matsuyama to Okayama.
The maximum speed is 120/km.
(R) A first-class car, so-called 'green-car'

The limited express train, Shiokaze runs along the Seto Inland Sea.
The railway track runs north to a mountainous region of Shikoku.

Photographs show a smoking booth of Siokaze express train. This unhealthy booth for smoking will be removed in March 2011.
(L) ashtrays (M) entrance door to a smoking booth
(R) Smoked glass wall is used between train cabinet and smoking booth.

Standard-class seats of the Shiokaze limited express train

Rail tracks on the Great Seto Bridge, Seto-Ohashi JR Line

Rail tracks on the Great Seto Bridge, Seto-Ohashi JR Line

Rail tracks on the Great Seto Bridge, Seto-Ohashi JR Line

The Great Seto Bridge is 13.1 km in length. It ranks as the world's longest two-tiered bridge system. Built over
the period of 1978 and 1988, it is one of the three routes of the Honshu-Shikoku Bridge project which connects
Honshu and Shikoku island. Oresund Bridge, Malmo, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark is the sister bridge.


Total smoking ban was enforced in all trains of JR Shikoku effective from March 2011. This action is to protect a train
passenger from the health hazard from tobacco smoke.



Oresund Bridge and Drogden Tunnel

 松山ガイド  A guide to the Matsuyama City

Travel by Train
All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.

イタリア鉄道旅行・シシリア Italia Rail: Trenitalia
アイルランド鉄道旅行 Rail Travel Ireland
フィンランド鉄道 路面電車 地下鉄 Railways in Helsinki, Finland
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Train in Norway, Trondheim to Oslo

米国・東北部鉄道旅行 Amtrak Acela Express: Boston-Newyork
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Washington DC Metro/Union Station
シカゴ鉄道 Chicago CTA Rail
マイアミ鉄道 Miami Metro Rail

ストックホルム・空港鉄道 Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Express
ストックホルム地下鉄 Stockholm County Railways
スエーデンX2000の旅 X2000:Stockholm-Copenhagen Express
コペンハーゲン近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Greater Copenhagen Railways
パリ鉄道ターミナル駅 Paris Rail Terminals
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Paris Metro-RER-Tram

韓国高速鉄道 Korea Train Express, Airport Express and Metro
タイ・バンコク鉄道 Bangkok Mass Transit/Thai Railways
韓国高速鉄道 Indian Railway
韓国高速鉄道 Dehli Metro
米国横断鉄道旅行 Airport Express and MTR, Hong Kong
台湾高速鉄道 Taiwan High-Speed Rail
台湾高速鉄道 China High-Speed Rail

シカゴ鉄道 Portugal Metro, Railways
マイアミ鉄道 Amsterdam Rail
シカゴ鉄道 High-speed train in Spain 2010
マイアミ鉄道 Barcelona Railways
 Railway Travel in France 2011
 Railway Travel in Germany 2011
サンフランシスコ鉄道 High-speed train in Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2013

 Vancouver Skytrain
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Edomonton Metro
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 VIA train, Vancouver to Jasper
米国横断鉄道旅行 Amtrak: Seattle to Glacier National Park
サンフランシスコ鉄道 San Francisco: cable-car, tram and Bart
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Alaskan Railroad

 Moscow Metro
 Saint Petersburg Metro
 Sapsan, high-speed train of Russia
 Allegro, high-speed train between Finland and Russia

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Railways connecting Canberra and Sydney, Australia
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 Gold Coast Light-Rail
ニュージランド鉄道旅行 NZ Rail: Tranz Alpine/Scenic
オーストラリア鉄道旅行 Brief Journey by Australian Rail

 Narita Airport-City Rail Service
 Japanese high-speed train 'Hayabusa'
 Japanese high-speed train 'Super-Komachi'

鉄道全面禁煙化は世界の常識 Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world

2010年9月執筆 2011年1月加筆
執筆 医学博士 宮本順伯
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The article was written and photographs were taken by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto, in September 2010.
Copyright (C) 2010 Junhaku Miyamoto, PhD. All right is reserved.

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