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Kyūshū Shinkansen

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The Kyūshū Shinkansen (九州新幹線?) is a Japanese high-speed railway line between Fukuoka and Kagoshima in Kyushu. The line is operated by the Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu).[1]

The southern 127 km opened on 13 March 2004.

The northern 130 km section opened on 12 March 2011. Service began with a quiet start because of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[2]


  1., Kyushu Shinkansen; Yakoshima, Ryuta. "Kyushu Shinkansen and Background to Establishment," Japan Railway and Transport Review,, No. 57. March 2011, p. 33; retrieved 2012-3-12.
  2. 九州新幹線 (Kyushu Shinkansen) Nihsinippon Shimbun, 11 March 2012; retrieved 2012-3-12.