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Record Numbers Ride JR Kyushu Trains

During this year’s Golden Week holidays, JR Kyushu saw over 670,000 passengers traveling on the Kyushu Shinkansen, marking a record high. The number increased on both Hakata-Kumamoto and Kumamoto-Kagoshima routes and increased by 20% compared to the previous year. A total of 1,093,000 people traveled via Sanyo Shinkansen in and out of the island of Kyushu through the Shin-Kanmon Tunnel. In addition to shinkansen lines, the number of passengers who used public transportation including airplanes to and from Fukuoka Airport and a high-speed ferry Beetle increased by 19.1% and 31.7% respectively. Source: Mainichi Shimbun, 5/8/2019

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Published: May 10, 2019 / Last Updated: May 10, 2019