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Aso Boy to return to operation in Aso Area

JR Kyushu’s Aso Boy limited express will be back in action from this July. Featuring an interior that includes parent child friendly seats, a kids play area and a cafe, this unique train has not operated in the area following the earthquakes that hit the Kumamoto and Aso regions last year. As restoration work continues on a section of the Hohi Main Line track that runs through Miyaji, a new round trip route could be in operation twice a day connecting Aso, Oita and Beppu during weekends and public holidays from July to December. Source: Chunichi Shimbun

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Published: Apr 17, 2017 / Last Updated: Apr 19, 2017