| Limited express|
8 October 2011
The A-Train (A列車で行こう, A ressha de ikō) is a seasonal limited express train service operated by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) in Kyushu, Japan, since October 2011.
A-Train (JR Kyushu) Wikipedia
The service operates between Kumamoto and Misumi, mostly at weekends and holiday periods, with two return workings per day.
The train stops at Uto Station en route.
The train is formed of a specially modified 2-car KiHa 185 series diesel multiple unit set (KiHa 185-4 + KiHa 185-1012) which previously operated on Trans-Kyushu Limited Express services. The design concept was overseen by industrial designer Eiji Mitooka.
The main seating saloons retain the original 2+2 reclining seats used in the Trans-Kyushu Limited Express, with new seat covers.
The A-Train service was introduced on 8 October 2011.