• Kyodo News


Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) on Thursday presented to a Liberal Democratic Party panel estimates for the construction of three possible routes of a magnetically levitated train system linking Tokyo and Nagoya.

The estimates showed that the longest route, which would divert northward into Nagano Prefecture, is expected to cost ¥5.74 trillion. This is ¥640 billion higher than the shortest route, which would run through a tunnel in the Southern Alps.

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