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Miyagi railway line back in full service for 1st time since 3/11 disaster

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A railway line in Miyagi Prefecture fully reopened on Saturday four years and two months after it was destroyed by the tsunami on March 11, 2011.

The last 10.5-kilometer stretch of the 50-kilometer-long JR Senseki Line that runs between Sendai and Ishinomaki went back into service on Saturday morning, Fuji TV reported. Locals were out in large numbers at Takagimachi and Rikuzenono stations to welcome the resumption of full service on the line.

A section of the line between Tona and Nobiru stations has been moved 500 meters further inland to higher ground.

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I remember that line, very fondly. I'm so glad to hear about this. Tohoku damashii forever! :)

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Thank heavens! The trip by bus from Sendai to Ishinomaki is a nightmare.

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It's good that it's reopened. Now to resettle everybody.

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It's good that it's reopened. Now to resettle everybody.

Where? I agree with the sentiment but all too sadly here the folks up there are being forgotten by the government. The Olympics should have have been awarded to Japan until after the area in Tohoku and it's people taken care of. Now everything is focused on Tokyo and the people in Tohoku suffer more because of it.

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Was in that very region last December, measured 0.7microsiverts. Had a nosebleed for 3 days after. Think I'll skip that train. However, it is a great relief for those remaining.

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Where? I agree with the sentiment but all too sadly here the folks up there are being forgotten by the government.

You would be amazed at the reconstruction that is going on in areas that are deemed to be viable. One place is Nobiru beach at Okumatsushima. Major. major building underway on high ground. In other areas there is resistance to moving by older residents and as I have mentioned before, the nightmare of acquiring high ground when the owners are dead or all land titles have been lost.

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