Central Japan Railway Hikes Cost of Tokyo Nagoya Maglev
Nikkei reported that Central Japan Railway, which operates the Shinkansen bullet train connecting Tokyo and Osaka, announced 1.5 trillion yen in
Nikkei reported that Central Japan Railway, which operates the Shinkansen bullet train connecting Tokyo and Osaka, announced 1.5 trillion yen in additional construction costs for its planned high-speed maglev train line connecting Tokyo and Nagoya, bringing the total price tag to 7 trillion yen. The overruns stem from higher than expected costs for building complicated segments as well as from earthquake-proofing measures and removing soil produced by drilling tunnels.
The Chuo Shinkansen is a Japanese maglev line under construction between Tokyo and Nagoya, with plans for extension to Osaka. Its initial section is between Shinagawa Station in Tokyo and Nagoya Station in Nagoya, with stations in Sagamihara, Kōfu, Iida and Nakatsugawa. The line is expected to connect Tokyo and Nagoya in 40 minutes, as well as eventually Tokyo and Osaka in 67 minutes, running at a maximum speed of 500 km/h (311 mph). About 90% of the 286-kilometer (178 mi) line to Nagoya will be tunnels.