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Railway services to typhoon-hit Kansai airport resume

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Good stuff! Hope the rest of the airport recovers soon!!

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I was surprised that parts of the bridge could be taken apart and replaced so easily. Logical, which is rare here. Good work. Also love the picture with the construction workers cheering.

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Sure looks safe! Hope they are doing everything by the books FIRST, and not the get things running then check the safety later, as is often the case.

papigiulio: "Also love the picture with the construction workers cheering."

Really? I mean, it's a nice photo, but to me it smacks of now knowing if the train would be able to pass over safely or not, not one of confidence. You cheer when something gets through that you think has a high possibility of not safely doing so.

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@smithinjapan

That is such a reach for something negative when it doesn't have to be (and most likely isn't). They're obviously happy that the trains are finally running again. Lighten up.

@papigiulio

I agree with you, I thought it was nice to see the workers greeting the first passengers across the bridge.

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Quite impressive to get the train moving actually.

I have to agree with Atari - Why do some people have to be negative about everything?

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@tokyo. Well the airport only has one bridge, the runway was flood, thousands were stranded, hundreds of flights cancelled, rumours of the man made island sinking, computer systems damaged, staff spending up to five hours a day commute...no need to be negative, typhoons only happen every 300 years in Japan.

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 who was heading to Kyushu from the airport

This person talks about the train being most convenient way to the airport - yet is taking the time to go to an over-crowded airport, to check in go through passport control etc etc to fly the short distance to Kyushu.

Why not take the train? MUCH less hassle, more planet friendly, and more comfortable.

Flying should be only for longhaul or otherwise VERY expensive/taxed.

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Smithinjapan

Japan has pretty good safety checks so don’t worry so much?

What? Oh yeah I know you don’t trust any of us or anything here. Yeah these guys are messing around trying to be first and bow and be all fake like!

Well why don’t you tell me where you come from and I’ll put you at ease by showing you how it is back at home compared to here.

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Now is the time to consider building another Road and Rail bridge. That way in a future disaster there is another escape route.

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How much did it cost? And, of course, being integral to the economy of Kansai, it was accomplished with all due speed.

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Great to see the train service up and running again. Kudos to a lot of work and dedication that went into it.

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Unbelievable! So fast to repair damage and resume service. Workers have been fixing it 24/7.

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"  but to me it smacks of now knowing if the train would be able to pass over safely or not"

You think they'd just gamble and send a train over a bridge that might give out??

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Really? I mean, it's a nice photo, but to me it smacks of now knowing if the train would be able to pass over safely or not, not one of confidence. You cheer when something gets through that you think has a high possibility of not safely doing so.

They aren't even cheering. That is obviously them waving to the train. Either that or the guys on the right have some really weird way of cheering

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