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JR Central president: Maglev train’s 2027 debut difficult unless pre-construction work resumes in June

  • May 30, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 12
  • JMH Translation

During a press conference on May 29, Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) President Shin Kaneko said that unless preparations for the construction of the Linear Central Shinkansen are resumed in the Shizuoka Prefecture section by the end of June, “the 2027 debut of the train will be difficult.” The Shizuoka prefectural government has not issued permission to start construction on the grounds that JR Central has not fully explained the decrease in water flow in a river that will be caused by the construction. The transportation ministry has set up an expert committee and been discussing the issue. (Abridged)


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