Double-decker trains are to disappear from Japan's Shinkansen networks.
East Japan Railway Company says it will decommission its double-decker super-express trains over a 4-year period from next April.
The trains were introduced 20 years ago on the Joetsu Shinkansen Line, which connects Tokyo with Niigata, a city on the Sea of Japan coast.
The 16-car trains can carry more than 1,600 passengers.
Japan's first double-decker bullet trains began operating in 1985 on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line.