The running test of the West Kyushu Shinkansen, which will open in September, has begun in Nagasaki Prefecture.

It means checking if there are any problems with the condition of the railroad tracks, etc. toward the opening of the business.

The West Kyushu Shinkansen will open on September 23, between Nagasaki and Takeo Onsen in Saga Prefecture, on the Kyushu Shinkansen / West Kyushu route between Hakata and Nagasaki.

Vehicle driving tests began on the 10th before the opening of the business, and the West Kyushu Shinkansen "Kamome" departed from the depot in Omura City, Nagasaki Prefecture, and traveled at a maximum speed of 45 km / h on the 10th.

In addition, commemorative ceremonies were held at each Shinkansen station in Nagasaki Prefecture, of which locals gathered at Shin-Omura Station in Omura City greeted the Shinkansen vehicles at their homes and then took pictures of the stopped vehicles. I did.

A woman in her thirties who came to see the Shinkansen with her family said, "It's a wonderful word because it's glittering. I was really impressed when I saw the vehicle. I wanted to ride it once it opened."

According to the Railway and Transportation Organization, the running test of the West Kyushu Shinkansen vehicle will be conducted until the 16th of next month, and during the period, the speed will be gradually increased to 260 km / h and there will be no problem with the condition of the tracks and train lines. Is to confirm.