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Nishitetsu To Raise All Fares by ¥10

Nishitetsu (Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd.) has announced that it will raise fares on all its railroad lines by ¥10 starting next March. Nishitetsu President Hayashida held a press conference today and announced that starting next March 27, fares on all railroad lines will be raised a flat 10 yen regardless of the distance traveled. According to Nishitetsu, this is the first time that railroad fares will be raised in 26 years, excluding the consumption tax hike. President Hayashida explained that the increase was to cover the cost of making stations barrier-free. Specifically, Nishitetsu plans to install barrier-free restrooms, elevators, and platform doors at Fukuoka Tenjin Station, requiring a total of 4.2 billion yen. Nishitetsu plans to continue the price increase until 2030, when the cost of the improvements will be recovered, after which the current fare will be returned to the current level. Source: Nishitetsu / NHK 

Nishitetsu To Raise All Fares by ¥10

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Fukuoka Prefecture
Published: Sep 22, 2022 / Last Updated: Sep 22, 2022

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