Linear Chuo Shinkansen Intermediate Station Full-scale construction begins Sagamihara Nov. 22 12:04

On the Linear Chuo Shinkansen, which aims to open in 2027, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new station in Kanagawa Prefecture, and construction began for the first time as an intermediate station between Tokyo and Nagoya.

The “Central name, Kanagawa Prefecture Station” of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen is scheduled to be built in Midori Ward, Sagamihara City. The groundbreaking ceremony on the 22nd will be attended by JR Tokai and local government officials, etc. I prayed for safety.

The Linear Chuo Shinkansen is scheduled to open in 2027 between Shinagawa, Tokyo and Nagoya.

6 stations are scheduled to be installed between Tokyo and Nagoya, and construction is already underway at the Shinagawa and Nagoya stations, which are the first and last stations, in the basement of the existing station. This is the first time for an intermediate station.

Kanagawa Prefecture is the only intermediate station that can be built underground, with two platforms and four tracks in a 30-meter basement, and will be completed by March 2027.

JR Tokai President Shin Kaneko said, “It was really good to start with the only underground station as an intermediate station, so it took a long time to work. The Linear Chuo Shinkansen has great expectations to revitalize the Japanese economy, so it can be opened as soon as possible. I want to proceed with the construction. "

Minister of International Relations “Important for disaster preparedness”

Regarding the start of the construction of the intermediate station of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen, the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akabane said at a press conference after the cabinet meeting, “Linear dramatically changed the flow of people between the three major metropolitan areas, It will also have a major impact on business activities and economic activities, and it is important to prepare for disasters by multiplexing the large arteries connecting the three major metropolitan areas with linear and bullet trains. "

On the other hand, regarding the construction of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen, Shizuoka Prefecture is not allowed to start tunnel construction in the prefecture because of concerns over environmental impact.

Mr. Akabane said, “It is important that JR Tokai, the construction body, accepts concerns and dissatisfaction in the local area, and communicates with them. We will continue to make necessary adjustments and cooperation so that the whole will proceed smoothly. "

Aiming to open in 2027

The construction plan for Shinagawa-Nagoya on the Linear Chuo Shinkansen was approved in 2014 and 2014. Currently, construction of stations and tunnels is underway in various locations with the aim of opening in 2027.

The extension work to Osaka will be carried out after the opening to Nagoya. Initially, the entire line was scheduled to open in 2045, but the plan is being advanced with the aim of bringing it up to eight years ahead.