Sightseeing train in Kumamoto starts service
NHK -- Mar 19
A sightseeing trolley train has started operating for the year in Kumamoto Prefecture, where people are still recovering from a series of earthquakes last April.

People gathered on Saturday at Takamori Station on the Minamiaso Railway line to see off the first service.

About 20 children performed a dance. The first person to board the train received a bouquet of flowers in honor of the event.

The line connects Minamiaso Village and Takamori Town 17 kilometers away. A 10-kilometer section of the line has been suspended after a major jolt caused landslides.

Following the disaster, the number of passengers dropped by about 75 percent.

News source: NHK
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