Train Announcement Excerpts

1.Subway The next station is Kenchomae. Due to the earthquake and resulting construction, the train will not stop at Sannomiya, Kamisawa, or Shin-Nagata. We extend our apologies for the inconvenience.
3.JR This line is to Nada. Those of you travelling to Osaka, please utilize the bus system between Nada and Sumiyoshi.
5.Hankyu This line is to Oji Koen, and will depart soon.
Oji Koen Station. This train does not proceed any further. Please exit the train to the right. Those of you travelling to Sannomiya, please transfer to the JR lines or utilize the bus system.
8.Hanshin The next station is the last station Iwaya. Iwaya. This train does not proceed past Iwaya. Those of you travelling to Osaka or Mikage, please utilize the bus system.
9.Kobe The next station is Nagata. This train stops at Nagata. Travel between Nagata and Shinkaichi is performed via the bus system.
10.Sanyo The next station is Higashi-Suma. This train stops at Higashi-Suma.
11.Kobe Kosoku This is Kosoku Nagata, the last station. Kosoku Nagata. This train stops here.
12.Bullet Train Thank you very much for riding with us. Himeji is the last stop.
14.Portliner This is Shimin Byoin Mae. Shimin Byoin Mae. Those of you travelling to Sannomiya via the bus system, please transfer to the bus system here.
15.Rokko Liner This train will depart at 6:20 and is destined for Island Kitaguchi. Those of you travelling to Sumiyoshi or Uozaki, please utilize the bus system.
c2001 (WWW Version) Kobe University Library

Audio of the Great Hanshin Earthquake - The Crippled Transit System
c1995 Produced and written by Takao Iba