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Kyoto Tango Railway: A Bus Company to the Rescue
Japan Railway Journal
28m 00s

Broadcast on September 13, 2019
Available until September 13, 2022

Kyoto Tango Railway is a 114km line located along Amanohashidate, one of the 3 most scenic spots in Japan. Once the most in deficit railway company in Japan, it is now managed by the Willer Group, a long-distance bus operator. Through a process known as "vertical separation," Willer has taken over the day-to-day operation of the railway, while the local government maintains its infrastructure. See how Willer is transforming the local railway company using marketing and IT strategies.