Revised, August 4,2013 (Japan time) — All closed section has been opened on this day.
Revised, September 24,2012 (Japan time) — I update these following info when the status has been changed. It seems to take a long time to repair the closed sections on Houhi line
and Kyudai line.
*All sections are repaired except the section between Miyaji and Bungo-Takeda on Houhi line.
JR Kyushu have announced that they have completed the investigation. They have a plan to open the section between Miyaji and Bungo-Takeda by August, 2013. It will take one year to fix because about 100 damages have been found. If you have a plan to get Mt. Aso from Oita/Beppu side, you need to transfer to substitute bus service at Bungo-Takeda. Direct train service will not be available for next one year.
View Closed section in Kyushu by July 2012 heavy rain in a larger map
- Houhi line (豊肥本線) between
Higo-Otsu (肥後大津) Tateno (立野)Miyaji (宮地) and Ogata (緒方)Bungo-Takeda (豊後竹田).
Substitute bus services are available between
Higo-Otsu Tateno andMiyaji (宮地) and Bugo-Hagi (豊後荻) and OgataBungo-Takeda.
The section between Higo-Otsu and Tateno will be opened on Jul 24. It is open now. Kyudai line (久大本線) betweenIt has started to operate on August 25. Kurume (久留米) Chikugo-Yoshii (筑後吉井)Ukiha (うきは) and Hita (日田). Hitahikosan line (日田彦山線) between Soeda (添田) and Yoake (夜明)
It has started to operated on July 27.
Chikuho line (筑豊本線)It has started to operate on July 16.
All trains are suspended on those above sections. And also the following limited express train is suspended.
- Kyushu Odan Tokkyu (Trans Kyushu Limited Express) —
All trains are suspended between Kumamoto and Beppu.JR Kyushu have started to operated between Miyaji and Hitoyoshi via Kumamoto, and Oita and Bugo-Takeda on September 3. The section between Bungo-Takeda and Miyaji is still suspended.
I will keep posting and update all these information.