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Regional Comprehensive Development-Supplementary Information-

Future Kyushu area transportation network

Transportation infrastructure development status in the Kyushu region << Island, a base for shipbuilding heavy industry, automobiles, and aerospace industry

* Figure 1 (Created by IHCC)

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Positions of Iki and Tsushima and various routes

* Figure 3 (Created by IHCC)
Area with a radius of 500km centered on Tsushima

* Figure 4 (Map source: Tsushima Encyclopedia)
Nagasaki Prefecture Tsushima Branch Office, 11 Edition

Domestic freight transport share

* Figure 5 (Data from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)

Tosu Junction, the biggest hub in Kyushu


* Industrial park in Saga Prefecture (from Saga Prefectural Government website)

Tosu Junction is called the "Kyushu Cross Highway," where the Kyushu Expressway, which runs north-south, and the Nagasaki-Oita Expressway, which crosses east-west, intersect in a cross shape.

At this junction, the traffic volume gradually increased as the Nagasaki-Oita crossing road was improved, and traffic congestion (Tosu-Chikushino) became conspicuous.Therefore, construction work was carried out to bridge the rampway from Fukuoka to Nagasaki in a bow shape at the upper part of the junction, and it is already completed and in service.
 
Also, adjacent to Tosu Junction, preparations are being made to create a distribution business complex on a land of about 70 ha.

 

JR Freight, Nagoya-Kyushu Express Train, Arrival Early Morning Next Day

Japan Freight Railway Company (JR Freight) has decided to establish a new express train connecting Nagoya and Kyushu in March 2006.In addition to reducing the number of stops to shorten the required time, we will set a timetable that if shipped in the evening, it will arrive early the next morning and can be delivered to the shipper's factory in the morning.Capture the transportation demand of the Toyota Motor Group and parts companies that are strengthening their production system in Kyushu.Increase profitability by strengthening routes connecting areas where the automobile industry is concentrated.

Express delivery is a 20-car train that transports up to 500 tons.It is scheduled to depart from Nagoya Freight Station at around 6 pm and arrive at Tosu Freight Station in Saga Prefecture at around 7 am via the Tokaido, Sanyo, and Kagoshima Main Lines.Currently, the "Nagoya-Kyushu" line, which makes two round trips a day, takes 1 to 2 hours, and some shippers say that it is "difficult to use". Limited to stations, the time required will be reduced to the 13-hour range.
 
--- ("Nihon Keizai Shimbun", July 2005, 7)

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