The Land, Infrastructure and Transport Ministry on Wednesday approved a third-sector company project to build a commercial maglev train line in Aichi Prefecture.

Aichi Kosoku Kototsu K.K., the third-sector firm jointly established by local governments and private companies, plans to open an 8.9-km maglev line between Nagoya and Toyoda by March 2005.

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