East Japan Railway Co.’s (JR-EAST Train) train service on the Joban Line resumed its services on March 14 nine years after the disaster in March 2011 that hit northeastern Japan. The 344-kilometer Joban line that connects Tokyo and Miyagi Prefecture was the last line to fully reopen because of the high level of radiation in the area. The railway company had provided bus services for the closed part of the Joban Line before opening the line again. Limited express trains connecting Tokyo to Sendai, the capital of Miyagi, will make three round-trips per day. JR-EAST Train service on a 20.8 kilometer stretch between Tomioka and Namie near Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant had been stopped since the disaster.