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katoftw

A week or two back I read the report about them doing those inspections and coming up with figures for repair for the 2021 financial year. Work to begin tax year 2024.  I dont know how Japan's financial years work though.

 

Kumagawa railway has expressed that the line reopen, as they are now isolated with the JR section closed.

 

JRK chairman/boss/ceo has not ruled out going to BRT as an option.

 

The line between Yatsushiro and Hayato was always in the negative. This was allowavle due to the extra income brought in on the shinkansen between Fukuoka and Kumamoto. Hence why so many joyful tourist train were on the line.

 

But with the increase in international tourism and associated shinkansen ridership, the need for this attraction process was gone.

 

The locals do want the line back up and running. But the costs associated with rebuilding mainly fall on local prefecture and federal governments. So they ultimately will have the strong final say.

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SL58654Gō
9 hours ago, katoftw said:

A week or two back I read the report about them doing those inspections and coming up with figures for repair for the 2021 financial year. Work to begin tax year 2024.  I dont know how Japan's financial years work though.

 

Kumagawa railway has expressed that the line reopen, as they are now isolated with the JR section closed.

 

JRK chairman/boss/ceo has not ruled out going to BRT as an option.

 

The line between Yatsushiro and Hayato was always in the negative. This was allowavle due to the extra income brought in on the shinkansen between Fukuoka and Kumamoto. Hence why so many joyful tourist train were on the line.

 

But with the increase in international tourism and associated shinkansen ridership, the need for this attraction process was gone.

 

The locals do want the line back up and running. But the costs associated with rebuilding mainly fall on local prefecture and federal governments. So they ultimately will have the strong final say.

Those are reasons why I believe that there's still hope. We can't give up yet! At least for the time being we'll still have the SL Hitoyoshi running north to Tosu. I'm happy with that.

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