JR East Sendai office has presented the new touristic train “FruiTea”, a combination of Fruit and Tea. The train run on the Ban’etsu West Line from Koriyama to Aizu-Wakamatsu (Fukushima Pref.) with intermediate stops at Bandai-Atami, Inawashiro, and Bandaimachi stations. The unit consist in two 719 series-car refurbished. Each car has only one door per side (instead the original three doors per car). One car is the cafeteria, and the other a saloon car. The capacity of the train is 36 passengers. The service is started April 25 with two round trip journeys. The journey is planned to take around 70 minutes for 64,6 kilometers. The cost is 4200¥ for adults and 3600¥ children’s.