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NARITA, Chiba Pref. (Kyodo) A new high-speed railway line, Narita Sky Access, was launched Saturday, linking central Tokyo with Narita International Airport in a little over 30 minutes.

The operator, Keisei Electric Railway Co., has introduced a new model Skyliner train that runs at 160 kph, among the fastest on a conventional line in Japan, and cuts the minimum travel time between Nippori Station in Tokyo and Narita by 15 minutes to 36 minutes.

A ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new railway line was held at Nippori Station.

The new model Skyliner, based on the design concept of fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, features high dome ceilings, spacious seats and ample luggage room.

Keisei said first-day tickets were sold out on the day of their release on June 17.

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