JR Kyushu to be fully privatized in fiscal 2016

Feb 27, 2015

JR Kyushu to be fully privatized in fiscal 2016

The government decided Friday to put Kyushu Railway Co. under full private ownership in fiscal 2016. The government decided to pursue full privatization because JR Kyushu has achieved good business results in the fields of real estate and hotels, the officials said. JR Kyushu ...

Nov 29, 2014

JR Kyushu to go public in fiscal 2016

The government plans to approve the stock listing of Kyushu Railway Co., which is currently under state control, in fiscal 2016, sources close to the matter said Saturday. The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry is considering giving the go-ahead to the listing now ...

JR Kyushu looks to woo women with Sweets Train

Jan 28, 2014

JR Kyushu looks to woo women with Sweets Train

JR Kyushu plans to introduce a Sweets Train service on the Omura Line in Nagasaki Prefecture and Kyudai Main Line connecting Fukuoka and Oita prefectures, targeting mainly female riders with local confectionery, officials said. The service, to debut in 2015, will be the first ...

JR Kyushu raising rate for Seven Stars train

Oct 3, 2013

JR Kyushu raising rate for Seven Stars train

Kyushu Railway Co. will raise the price of the most expensive package for its Seven Stars luxury train service to ¥770,000 per person for double-occupancy, an increase of about ¥200,000, starting with July 2014 departures, a JR Kyushu official said. JR Kyushu decided on ...

JR Kyushu shows off new luxury train

Sep 13, 2013

JR Kyushu shows off new luxury train

Kyushu Railway Co. on Friday unveiled the ¥3 billion Seven Star luxury sleeper train ahead of its inaugural run on Oct. 15. The event, held at a rolling stock factory in Kitakyushu, followed the signing a day earlier of a charter service contract with ...