Kumagawa

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Kumagawa
Overview
Service type Limited express
First service 1959
Current operator(s) JR Kyushu
Route
Line used 110 km/h (70 mph)
Technical
Rolling stock KiHa 185 series DMU

The Kumagawa (くまがわ?) is a limited express train service in Japan operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu), which runs between Kumamoto and Hitoyoshi.

Rolling stock[edit]

Present[edit]

  • KiHa 185 series DMU: 1992–Present

Past[edit]

  • KiHa 58/65 DMU

History[edit]

The Kumagawa was first introduced from 1 April 1959 as a semi-express service between Mojiko and Hitoyoshi. From 5 March 1966, the train was upgraded to become an express service.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 列車名鑑1995 [Train Name Directory 1995]. Japan: Railway Journal. August 1995.