Iwate Galaxy Railway: Launching Services for the Community
Iwate Galaxy Railway is a third sector company in Iwate Prefecture that has been finding new ways to boost ridership. While local railways in Japan face the challenges presented by an aging population, declining birthrate, and an increasing number of motorists, Iwate Galaxy Railway has recorded an annual ridership of more than 5 million since 2013. See how the company has revitalized the towns along the line with enhanced infrastructure and unique, community-based services. In "Trains in Focus," hop on the "TOHOKU EMOTION" restaurant train where passengers can enjoy stunning ocean views and delicious cuisine.