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Kyushu's Transportation Infrastructure

Highway, Rail and Port

 Kyushu has a total network of around 1,000km of express highways, allowing all the major cities to be accessed on a day-return basis. Rail infrastructure is equally well developed all around Kyushu. Under the present plan, by the spring of 2011FY the Kyushu Shinkansen (bullet train) will be in full service linking Hakata and Central Kagoshima in one hour and 20 minutes.

 In addition to this, Kyushu has 27 major ports including Kitakyushu Port and Hakata Port, providing many international regular container ship services. The ports of Shanghai and Busan with the world's largest volume of container handling are located within 1,000km. The Shanghai Super Express (RORO), a high-speed container ship connecting Hakata to Shanghai, is in service and provide an uninterrupted flow of containers between ships and inland transportation modes including railway and road that is second to none.

Kyushu Shinkansen TSUBAME traveling at 260km per hour

Tosu Junction

Highway / Shinkansen / International Scheduled Container Shipping Routes from Kyushu ( as of January 2009 )

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