March 18th 2018
On March 17th it was announced that with the new financial year, Maki station of Nikko Line (Oita-shi) will be unmanned . Smart support stations (SSS) with remotely controlled cameras and intercoms will be introduced, but there are still concerns from organizations with disabilities.
“The express train passes. Around noon the same day,” Mr. Hinako (63), a guide clerk, said. Mr. Hinako is currently the station manager. until the end of March, he provides guidance on the equipment and ticket vending machines that will be available at the station once it becomes a SSS.