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Now, where was that station…? 24 December, 2011

Filed under: news,places — johnraff @ 1:48 pm
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Talking on the radio yesterday about how the Tohoku region is slowly pulling out of the earthquake and tsunami destruction. It’s a very long slow job and many people are still in dire trouble, but this time it was about the railway system. Apparently many lines were repaired and back running in a month. Others, like lines that ran along the coast, were more severely damaged and will take longer. There are also cases where the towns that the line ran through were completely wiped out, and there is some doubt as to whether people will return there to rebuild, or move somewhere a bit further from the sea. There wouldn’t be much point in rebuilding a station in a deserted mudflat. (It’s not surprising that the prospect of a house just by the beach is not as appealing as it might once have been…)

Yet other places exist where it’s no longer possible to tell where the station used to be.

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2 Responses to “Now, where was that station…?”

  1. evilestmark Says:

    Crazy. The Nankai Daijishin is kinda terrifying. I re-stocked and added to my Go-bag Earthquake Survival Kit.

  2. johnraff Says:

    The Nankai could join forces with the Tokai, and hit us here in Nagoya too. The power of Nature…


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