Resumes operation for the first time in 4 months between Yatsushiro and Sashiki on the Hisatsu Orange Railway

Resumes operation for the first time in 4 months between Yatsushiro and Sashiki on the Hisatsu Orange Railway

Hisatsu Orange Railway resumed train operation on Sunday, November 1, 2020 between Yatsushiro Station (Kumamoto) and Sashiki Station (Kumamoto), which had been disrupted due to the effects of the heavy rain in July 2020. This line suffered a lot of damage such as sediment inflow due to the heavy rain disaster, and although some sections has been disrupted, the operation of the all line was restarted for the first time in about 4 months. They are operating on regular timetables, including not only local trains but also the sightseeing train “Orange Shokudo” where you can enjoy various meals on board. 横山 勝巳 / Yokoyama Katsumiスマートフォンアプリ「乗換路線図」の路線図デザイナーとして、日本全国のみならず世界各国の鉄道路線図の制作を手がける。そのかたわら、刻一刻と変わりゆく鉄道業界の出来事を整理し、わかりやすく発信する目的で鉄道・交通系ライター業をスタート。大阪府堺市出身。 The longest railway line in…

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Resumes operation for the first time in a year between Tomino and Marumori on the Abukuma Kyuko Line

Resumes operation for the first time in a year between Tomino and Marumori on the Abukuma Kyuko Line

Abukuma Kyuko resumed operation on Saturday, October 31, 2020 between Tomino Station (Fukushima) and Marumori Station (Miyagi) on the Abukuma Kyuko Line, which had been disrupted due to the damage caused by the East Japan typhoon in October 2019. This line has suffered great damage such as sediment flowing into the track, after that, they restarted operation on all lines for the first time in about a year. Even after resuming, they are carrying out a temporary timetable for the time being. The speed will be slow down and the number of trains will be reduced to 3 round trips on weekdays and 7 on weekends between Tomino Station and…

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Operation resumed on JR Iida Line between Misakubo and Hiraoka (updated on September 28, 2020)

Operation resumed on JR Iida Line between Misakubo and Hiraoka

JR Central restarted the train operation on the JR Iida Line (飯田線) between Misakubo Station (水窪, Shizuoka) and Hiraoka Station (平岡, Nagano), which has been disrupted due to the effects of the heavy rain disaster in July, 2020. The train schedule of the Iida Line is as normal. The limited express trains “(Wide View) Inaji” are also on time now. 横山 勝巳 / Yokoyama Katsumiスマートフォンアプリ「乗換路線図」の路線図デザイナーとして、日本全国のみならず世界各国の鉄道路線図の制作を手がける。そのかたわら、刻一刻と変わりゆく鉄道業界の出来事を整理し、わかりやすく発信する目的で鉄道・交通系ライター業をスタート。大阪府堺市出身。 The longest railway line in Hong Kong is born – MTR Tuen Ma Line opened on June 27Seoul Subway Line 7 extended on May 22 – Seongnam – Sangok – Bupyeong-gu Office[Service Status] Kutchan – Shikaribetsu on the Hakodate Line is disrupted in 2 weeksSet…

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Operation resumed on Ōigawa Railway Ōigawa Line between Ieyama and Senzu (updated on August 31, 2020)

Operation resumed on Ōigawa Railway Ōigawa Line between Ieyama and Senzu

Ōigawa Railway (大井川鐵道) restarted local train operation of Ōigawa Line (大井川本線) on Friday, August 28, 2020 between Ieyama Station (家山, Shizuoka) and Senzu Station (千頭, Shizuoka), which has been disrupted because the Oigawa revetment was damaged due to the effects of the continuous heavy rain. It should be noted that the section between Shimoizumi Station and Tanokuchi Station was temporarily restored, where the revetment damage occurred, so substitute bus operation may be resumed depending on the river conditions of the Oigawa River. Please check yourself the official website by Oigawa Railway for the operating status of “Thomas the Tank Engine” and Steam Locomotives “Kawaneji”. 横山 勝巳 / Yokoyama Katsumiスマートフォンアプリ「乗換路線図」の路線図デザイナーとして、日本全国のみならず世界各国の鉄道路線図の制作を手がける。そのかたわら、刻一刻と変わりゆく鉄道業界の出来事を整理し、わかりやすく発信する目的で鉄道・交通系ライター業をスタート。大阪府堺市出身。 The longest…

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Disrupted operation on partial sections of JR Kyūdai Line and Hisatsu Line (updated on August 31, 2020)

Disrupted operation on partial sections of JR Kyūdai Line and Hisatsu Line

JR Kyushu is disrupting operation of the following sections due to the effects of the heavy rain disaster in July, 2020. JR Kyūdai Line (久大本線): between Bungo-Mori Station (豊後森, Ōita) and Shōnai Station (庄内, Ōita) It is undecided when the train operation is resumed. The substitute bus transportation is available between Bungo-Mori Station and Yufuin Station (由布院, Oita) / between Yufuin Station and Shōnai Station. JR Hisatsu Line (肥薩線): between Yatsushiro Station (八代, Kumamoto) and Yoshimatsu Station (吉松, Kagoshima) It is undecided when the train operation is resumed. * The train operation was restarted on Saturday, August 29, 2020 between Shōnai Station and Mukainoharu Station (向之原, Ōita). 横山 勝巳 / Yokoyama…

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Resumed operation of JR Geibi Line between Miyoshi and Shimo-fukawa (updated on August 15, 2020)

Resumed operation of JR Geibi Line between Miyoshi and Shimo-fukawa

JR West restarted train operation of Geibi Line (芸備線) on Saturday, August 15, 2020 between Miyoshi Station (三次, Hiroshima) and Shimo-fukawa Station (下深川,Hiroshima), which has been disrupted due to the effects of the heavy rain disaster in July, 2020. In addition, the train operation of JR Fukuen Line (福塩線) was restarted on Thursday, August 13, 2020 between Fuchū Station (府中, Hiroshima) and Shiomachi Station (塩町,Hiroshima), which has been disrupted by the same reason.   横山 勝巳 / Yokoyama Katsumiスマートフォンアプリ「乗換路線図」の路線図デザイナーとして、日本全国のみならず世界各国の鉄道路線図の制作を手がける。そのかたわら、刻一刻と変わりゆく鉄道業界の出来事を整理し、わかりやすく発信する目的で鉄道・交通系ライター業をスタート。大阪府堺市出身。 The longest railway line in Hong Kong is born – MTR Tuen Ma Line opened on June 27Seoul Subway Line 7 extended on May 22 – Seongnam – Sangok – Bupyeong-gu Office[Service Status]…

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Resumed operation of JR Hōhi Line between Higo-ōzu and Aso after 4 years and 4 months

Resumed operation of JR Hōhi Line between Higo-ōzu and Aso after 4 years and 4 months

JR Hōhi Line (豊肥本線) was resumed train operation on Saturday, August 8, 2020 between Higo-ōzu Station (肥後大津, Kumamoto) and Aso Station (阿蘇, Kumamoto), which has been disrupted due to the disaster of the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake. As a result, Hōhi Line resumed operation on all lines between Kumamoto and Ōita for the first time in about 4 years and 4 months from April 2016. 横山 勝巳 / Yokoyama Katsumiスマートフォンアプリ「乗換路線図」の路線図デザイナーとして、日本全国のみならず世界各国の鉄道路線図の制作を手がける。そのかたわら、刻一刻と変わりゆく鉄道業界の出来事を整理し、わかりやすく発信する目的で鉄道・交通系ライター業をスタート。大阪府堺市出身。 The longest railway line in Hong Kong is born – MTR Tuen Ma Line opened on June 27Seoul Subway Line 7 extended on May 22 – Seongnam – Sangok – Bupyeong-gu Office[Service Status] Kutchan – Shikaribetsu on the Hakodate Line is disrupted in…

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Outlook for restarting operation on partial section of Hisatsu Orange Railway (updated on August 5, 2020)

Outlook for restarting operation on partial section of Hisatsu Orange Railway

Hisatsu Orange Railway (肥薩おれんじ鉄道) is disrupting operations between Yatsushiro Station (八代, Kumamoto) and Minamata Station (水俣, Kumamoto) due to the effects of the heavy rain disaster in July, 2020. The substitute bus transportation is available between Yatsushiro Station and Minamata Station. The train operation will be resumed on Saturday, August 8, 2020 between Sashiki Station (佐敷, Kumamoto) and Minamata Station. 横山 勝巳 / Yokoyama Katsumiスマートフォンアプリ「乗換路線図」の路線図デザイナーとして、日本全国のみならず世界各国の鉄道路線図の制作を手がける。そのかたわら、刻一刻と変わりゆく鉄道業界の出来事を整理し、わかりやすく発信する目的で鉄道・交通系ライター業をスタート。大阪府堺市出身。 The longest railway line in Hong Kong is born – MTR Tuen Ma Line opened on June 27Seoul Subway Line 7 extended on May 22 – Seongnam – Sangok – Bupyeong-gu Office[Service Status] Kutchan – Shikaribetsu on the Hakodate Line is disrupted in 2 weeksSet…

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