Construction begins for Maglev Shinagawa station

Baku, January 27, AZERTAC

Central Japan Railway Co. held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for the work to build below JR Shinagawa Station in Tokyo platforms for its magnetic levitation superhigh-speed train line. The ceremony was attended by around 70 people including Koei Tsuge, president of the railway operator, better known as JR Tokai, and Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe. The maglev Shinkansen line is scheduled to open in 2027 between Shinagawa Station and Nagoya Station in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan.

The new platforms, to be located at some 40 meters underground, will be constructed right under the platforms of JR Tokai's Tokaido Shinkansen Line at Shinagawa Station.

The construction work is likely to be as difficult as the drilling work for a tunnel for the maglev train line that will cut through the Minami Alps mountain range in central Japan. The work to build the 25 kilometer-long tunnel began last December.

In the platform construction work at Shinagawa Station, a consortium of Japanese construction companies Obayashi Corp., Toa Corp. and Kumagai Gumi Co. will cover the southern district.

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