Raicho

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ja:雷鳥 (列車) Raichō (雷鳥) is a limited express train that runs between Osaka and Kanazawa, Japan, using portions of the Tokaido Main Line, kosai Line, and Hokuriku Main Line. It is operated by the West Japan Railway Company.

The Thunderbird (サンダーバード), is a faster version of the Raicho that goes beyond Kanazawa to Toyama. JR plans to replace all Raicho service with Thunderbird service in 2006.

Raichō is also the Japanese word for grouse.

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