Utilization of discontinued railroad tracks in construction of Yanba dam “Rail bike” operation Gunma

Utilization of discontinued railroad tracks in the construction of the Yanba dam “Rail bike” operation Gunma September 13, 7:08 k10012615571_202009130707_202009130708.mp4 A railroad track that was discontinued due to the construction of the Yanba dam in Higashi-Azuma Town, Gunma Prefecture. The operation of the trolley “rail bike” that runs on the top like a bicycle has started. A part of the section from Iwashima Station on the JR Agatsuma Line to Naganohara Kusatsuguchi Station in Gunma Prefecture was submerged due to the construction of the Yanba Dam, so the route changed six years ago and the previous section was discontinued. ..

In order to enjoy sightseeing around the dam by utilizing the abandoned railroad track, the operation of the trolley “rail bike” that runs on the railroad track like a bicycle started in earnest on the 12th, and the residents The representative of the test drive.

There are two types of courses, one of which is to enjoy the view of Agatsuma Gorge, which is a national scenic spot, and to go through the 7.2-meter tunnel, which is said to be the shortest in the country until it is discontinued. I can do it.

Koji Takei, chief of the Higashiagatsuma Town Development Promotion Division, said, “I would be happy if you could enjoy Agatsuma Gorge from various perspectives and refresh your mood.”

The “rail bike” runs four days a week from Friday to Monday, and reservations are required to use it.