MARS (ticket reservation system)

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A MARS terminal at a JR ticket office in 2015

MARS (マルス Marusu?), which stands for Multi Access seat Reservation System, is a train ticket reservation system used by the railway companies of former Japanese National Railways, currently Japan Railways Group (JR Group) and travel agencies in Japan.

The host of the system is located in Kokubunji, Tokyo and managed by Railway Information Systems Co., Ltd. (JR Systems), a JR Group company jointly owned by the seven members of the group.

Ticket offices at JR stations equipped with MARS terminals are called Midori no Madoguchi (みどりの窓口?, literally "green window"), selling tickets for all JR Group trains with reserved seats beginning one month prior to the ride.

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