JR Kyushu plans to reduce the number of services on some of its main lines in Fukuoka Prefecture in the fall of this year in conjunction with the opening of the West Kyushu Shinkansen. JR Kyushu plans to reduce the number of services on the Kagoshima Main Line in Fukuoka Prefecture in the revised timetable to coincide with the opening of the West Kyushu Shinkansen on September 23. The number of trains arriving at Hakata Station between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. during commuting hours will be reduced by approximately 10%. After 4:00 p.m., the number of trains departing from Hakata and Kokura Stations will be reduced by one to two trains per hour. JR Kyushu has incurred operating losses in its core railroad business in the last fiscal year. It expects operating revenue in the railroad business at the end of this fiscal year to recover only about 90% of what it was before the Corona disaster. Source: NHK
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