OSAKA (Kyodo) West Japan Railway Co. expects to take a drubbing in its earnings following Monday’s commuter train derailment and crash in Hyogo Prefecture, company officials said Tuesday.
JR West is likely to see its daily revenue tumble by 25 million yen to 30 million yen as a result of the suspension of its train service around the crash site in Amagasaki, the officials said.
Revenue could also dwindle because passengers might keep away from JR West and use other railway operators such as Hankyu Holdings Inc., Hanshin Electric Railway Co. and Kintetsu Corp., they said.
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