Japanese government urged to complete Maglev construction as soon as possible

Post Reply
User avatar
Miss Maglev
Posts: 161
Joined: 23. Apr 2021, 13:30

Japanese government urged to complete Maglev construction as soon as possible

Post by Miss Maglev »

The Association for the Promotion of the Maglev Train Line urges the Japanese government and JR companies to build the entire line as soon as possible.

Aichi, Japan
Info based on Mainichi Shimbun 2021/6/6 Local Edition

 On June 4, the Japan Association for the Promotion of the Construction of the Central Linear Railway, which is made up of nine prefectures along the Central Linear Railway, announced that it had mailed a letter to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the Central Japan Railway Company, and other related organizations requesting the early construction of the entire linear railway line.


Info based on Mainichi Shimbun 2021/6/6 Local Edition https://mainichi.jp/articles/20210606/d ... 20/117000c Accesed June 6, 2021.
頻繁に日本で、頻繁にヨーロッパで。ツイッターはたまに。フェイスブックやWhatsappは使わない。

User avatar
Miss Maglev
Posts: 161
Joined: 23. Apr 2021, 13:30

Speeding up of construction of Shizuoka section requested

Post by Miss Maglev »

Early construction of Shizuoka section requested

 On August 10, a general meeting of the Alliance for the Promotion of the Construction of the Central Linear Shinkansen, made up of the prefectural government, municipalities in the prefecture, the Nagoya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Chubu Economic Federation, issued a formal written statement. It calls for the central government and JR Tokai to develop the Shizuoka section, which Shizuoka Prefecture has not allowed to start, as soon as possible while reducing the impact on the natural environment of the section.

See: https://www.chunichi.co.jp/article/308927 Accessed: August 11, 2021
頻繁に日本で、頻繁にヨーロッパで。ツイッターはたまに。フェイスブックやWhatsappは使わない。

User avatar
Miss Maglev
Posts: 161
Joined: 23. Apr 2021, 13:30

Maglev line starting date still up in the air as costs keep rising

Post by Miss Maglev »

Maglev line starting date still up in the air as costs keep rising



Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) initially planned to have the Chuo Shinkansen Line in operation between the capital’s Shinagawa Station and Nagoya Station in 2027, with a later connection to Osaka.

The maglev line will go through Shizuoka Prefecture, but the prefectural government has raised concerns that construction work could change the volume of water available along the Oigawa river, which runs through the prefecture and is part and parcel of residents’ livelihoods.

JR Tokai is trying to win over municipal governments in the prefecture, but those talks are in the very early stages.

The planned maglev line will have no train stop in Shizuoka Prefecture, so residents expect no direct benefits from the project.

Although there is no indication of how long the prospective opening date will be put off, the total project cost estimate has grown to 10.5 trillion yen ($95 billion).

[...]

In April, it was learned that the construction cost projection for the Shinagawa-Nagoya section had grown by 1.5 trillion yen because of anti-quake measures and other factors.

The estimate for the entire project, including the eventual extension to Shin-Osaka Station, has grown from 9 trillion yen to more than 10 trillion yen.

JR Tokai was initially expected to pay the costs on its own.

The administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, however, extended 3 trillion yen in low-interest loans for the project to move up the prospective opening date of the entire line from 2045 to 2037.

[...]

The injection of taxpayers’ money has made it difficult for JR Tokai to press ahead with the plan based on its managerial business decision alone.

The delay in the opening has started to affect urban development projects in service areas.

Nagoya Railroad Co., for example, has put off plans to erect a high-rise building outside Nagoya Station by 2027.
Source: Asahi Shimbun: https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14453260 Accessed: October 17, 2021
.
2021-10-17_The interior of an improved-type test maglev train car for the planned Chuo Shinkansen Line in Yamanashi Prefecture on Oct. 19, 2020 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
2021-10-17_The interior of an improved-type test maglev train car for the planned Chuo Shinkansen Line in Yamanashi Prefecture on Oct. 19, 2020 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
505caf76aa330637054ee5ceae699b4c[1].jpg (88.62 KiB) Viewed 253 times
.
Source: Asahi Shimbun: https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14453260 Accessed: October 17, 2021
頻繁に日本で、頻繁にヨーロッパで。ツイッターはたまに。フェイスブックやWhatsappは使わない。

User avatar
Miss Maglev
Posts: 161
Joined: 23. Apr 2021, 13:30

JP Prime Minister: "Open the Shinagawa-Nagoya line as soon as possible"

Post by Miss Maglev »

JP Prime Minister: "Open the Shinagawa-Nagoya line as soon as possible"


 On January 4, Prime Minister Kishida held a press conference after visiting Ise Jingu Shrine in Ise City, Mie Prefecture, and revealed his determination to open the Linear Central Shinkansen at an early date (photo by Yoichi Hayashi). Regarding the interim report compiled in December last year by a national expert panel discussing the issue of the amount of water in the Oi River in the Shizuoka section, he said, "We will work to realize the early opening of the linear line by using the report, striving to gain the understanding and cooperation of the local community, and reducing the impact of tunneling on the ecosystem. We will work to realize the project as soon as possible.

 Regarding the extension of the line between Nagoya and Osaka, he said, "Adjustments are being made regarding the location of stations, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is providing the necessary technical advice and cooperation for an early response. First of all, we aim to open the Shinagawa-Nagoya line as soon as possible, and then we will start construction of the Nagoya-Osaka line as soon as possible.


Source: Translated from Yomiuri: https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/chubu/n ... YTNT50191/ Accessed Jan. 05, 2022
頻繁に日本で、頻繁にヨーロッパで。ツイッターはたまに。フェイスブックやWhatsappは使わない。

Post Reply