JR Central – Tokyo-Nagoya Maglev Line – Japan - Project Profile
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Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) is undertaking the maglev rail project between Tokyo and Nagoya in Japan.
The project involves the construction of a 290km maglev line from Tokyo to Nagoya. It will run through Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Nagano and Gifu prefectures. It includes the construction of railway stations, bridges, tunnels and other related facilities and the installation of rail tracks.
The project includes the construction of 25km tunnel in the underground of Southern Japanese Alps. The tunnels will be constructed in sections. The first section includes the construction of 7.7km eastern section tunnel in Yamanashi Prefecture. The second section includes the construction of 8.9km middle section tunnel in Shizuoka Prefecture. The third section includes the construction of 8.4km western section tunnel in Nagano Prefecture.
In October 2014, the project received the initial approval from the Japanese government and the Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry.
On December 19, 2014, preparatory work has commenced.
In December 2014, the construction work for the maglev train commenced, but so far it has been limited to temporary facilities for building materials near Shinagawa and Nagoya stations.
On July 17, 2015, Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister has given final approval for the project.
A joint venture consisting of Taisei Corporation, Sato Kogyo Co Ltd and Zenitaka Corporation have been awarded a contract to construct 7.7km eastern section tunnel in Yamanashi Prefecture.
On December 18, 2015, construction work on 7.7km eastern section tunnel in Yamanashi Prefecture commenced.
On January 27, 2016, construction work on Shinagawa station commenced.
Construction activities on Yamanashi section and Shinagawa station are underway. Construction works on the Nagano side tunnel are expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2017. Construction works on Minami Alps are underway. The entire project is scheduled for completion by 2027.
The project involves the construction of a 290km maglev line from Tokyo to Nagoya in Japan.
The US$49,800 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of bridges
2. Construction of tunnels
3. Construction of new stations
4. Laying of rail tracks
5. Construction of other related facilitiesReasons To Buy
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