Minami Alps tunnel for maglev line the-japan-news.com

posted by  Yubi | 1¬†year, 1¬†month ago in Auto & Transportation

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) on Wednesday showed to the press part of the site for a tunnel to be constructed under the Minami Alps huge mountain range as part of its magnetic levitation ultrahigh-speed train line.

The construction of the 25-kilometer underground tunnel, between the town of Hayakawa, Yamanashi Prefecture, and the village of Oshika in neighboring Nagano Prefecture, is thought to be the toughest phase of the maglev train project, as it will run 1,400 meters below the ground surface at the deepest point.