Putting JR Hokkaido's Abandoned Lines to Use

Japan Railway Journal

28m 00s
Broadcast on October 26, 2023 Available until October 26, 2026

In recent years, JR Hokkaido has had to close a number of unprofitable lines as they became more and more difficult to maintain. Now, local residents and businesses are finding new ways to utilize the discontinued lines and facilities. While some sites were acquired and sold (with the tracks still in place) others have been proposed for use as camping sites, training grounds, storage facilities, art spaces and more. Discover the potential of JR Hokkaido's discontinued railway lines.

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