Matsuura Railway

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Matsuura Railway MR-600 train

Matsuura Railway (松浦鉄道, Matsuura tetsudō) is a third-sector railway company in Nagasaki and Saga Prefecture in Japan.


The railway company operates the 93.8 km Nishi-Kyushu Line from Arita in Saga Prefecture to Sasebo in Nagasaki Prefecture, with 57 stations.

Principal investors[edit]

  • Nagasaki Prefecture (13.7%)[1]
  • Lucky Taxi (10.2%)
  • Tsuji Industry (10.2%)
  • Saihi Motor (10.2%)


The company was established in December 1987, and took over operation of the former Japanese National Railways (JNR) Matsuura Line on 1 April 1988, becoming the Nishi-Kyushu Line.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nagasaki Prefecture financial status table (2007) Retrieved on 15 September 2009. (in Japanese)
  2. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 (Databook: Japan's Private Railways). Japan: Neko Publishing. ISBN 978-4-87366-874-1.

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