With the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension beyond Nagano to Kanazawa on 14 March 2015, the Tsurugi name will be used for all-stations shuttle services operating between Toyama and Kanazawa. 18 return workings daily are planned using 12-car JR East E7 series and JR West W7 series trainsets, with trains stopping at Shin-Takaoka en route. On these services, only eight out of the twelve cars of E7 and W7 series trainsets will be made available to passengers, with formations consisting of one Green (first class) car, three ordinary-class reserved seating cars, and four ordinary-class non-reserved seating cars. Gran Class accommodation will not be available for use on these train services.
Tsurugi shinkansen services operating from 14 March 2015, will use 12-car JR East E7 series and JR West W7 series trainsets, formed as follows, with car 1 at the Toyama (eastern) end. Cars 1 to 7 are ordinary-class cars with 2+3 seating, car 11 is a "Green" car with 2+2 seating, and cars 8 to 10 and 12 will not be available for passenger use. All cars are no-smoking.