The Sanriku Railway (Sanriku Tetsudo) is a railway company in Iwate prefecture, Japan, nicknamed “Santetsu”. The company was founded in 1981 as the first “third sector” (half public, half private) railway line in the country, excluding special cases such as freight rails in seaports.
Santetsu suffered extensive damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. The cost of complete recovery has been reported to be about 120 million U.S. dollars.
The company says, “full recovery is our goal”. Please support Sanriku Railway.
North Rias line: Miyako-Kuji (71.0 km, 15 stations)
South Rias line: Sakari-Kamaishi (36.6 km, 10 stations)
President: Masahiko Mochizuki