“Ureshino-Onsen” “Shin-Omura” – New station name decided on Kyushu Shinkansen West Kyushu Route

Names for new stations

JR Kyushu has announced the official names of the new stations, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2022, on the Kyushu Shinkansen (九州新幹線) West Kyushu Route (between Takeo-Onsen and Nagasaki) and the Omura Line (大村線). The new stations on the Kyushu Shinkansen, which have been tentatively named so far, have been decided to be “Ureshino-Onsen Station” (嬉野温泉, Ureshino City, Saga) and “Shin-Omura Station” (新大村, Omura City, Nagasaki). Shin-Omura Station will also be installed on the conventional Omura Line (between Takematsu Station and Suwa Station), and passengers can transfer trains. The station names of “Takeo-Onsen Station” (武雄温泉), “Isahaya Station” (諫早), and “Nagasaki Station” (長崎) that connect to existing…

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Taichung Metro Green Line interrupts test operation due to vehicle trouble

Newly opened the Metro Green Line, the first urban railway in Taichung City

Taichung MRT announced that a vehicle trouble will occur on Saturday, November 21, 2020 on the Green Line during test run, and the operation will be suspended until the problem is resolved. The Taichung MRT Green Line, the first urban railway in central Taiwan, has been in test operation since Monday, November 16, 2020, while being open to passengers.

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New station “Kadode” opened, and Goka Station changes its name to “Gokaku” on Oigawa Railway Oigawa Line

The local train of the Oigawa Railway Oigawa Line

Oigawa Railway (大井川鐵道) opened “Kadode Station” (門出, Shizuoka) on Thursday, November 12, 2020, which has been established between Goka Station (五和) and Kamio Station (神尾) on the Oigawa Line (大井川本線). At the new station adjacent to the experience-based food park “KADODE OOIGAWA” that opened on the same day, a tourist information center and SL Square are set up, and it is expected to play a role as an exchange base for Shimada City. A black “SL soft cream” with a steam locomotive motif is also on sale and is likely to become a hot topic. The new station is also a short distance from the Shimada-Kanaya Interchange on the Shin-Meishin…

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