• Kyodo


A Sanriku Railway Co. passenger line devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami partially reopened for service Wednesday, with new rolling stock bought with the help of the Kuwaiti government.

The partial relaunch of the Minami Riasu Line after more than two years was marked with a special run. A 21.6-km stretch is now operating between Sakari and Yoshihama stations in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture.

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