28m 00s
Echigo Tokimeki Railway: A Railway for Everyone
Japan Railway Journal
28m 00s

Broadcast on February 14, 2020
Available until February 14, 2023

Echigo Tokimeki Railway in Niigata Prefecture started service in 2015, coinciding with the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen. However, due to a drop in passenger numbers, the company is currently 490 million yen in debt. The railway's hopes now rest with a new president, Akira Torizuka, who was appointed in September 2019. See how the president plans to revive the railway with exciting ideas that will benefit everyone.