Tests to raise train speeds in Seikan tunnel www3.nhk.or.jp

posted by  Yubi | 12 months ago in Auto & Transportation

The Japanese government and Hokkaido Railway Company plan to shorten the travel time between Tokyo and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station in Hokkaido.

Hokkaido Shinkansen bullet trains currently connect the two stations in 4 hours and 2 minutes.

A travel time of 4 hours is the threshold at which travelers may choose to take the train instead of flying.