Maglev Shinkansen Work at Shinagawa Station Shown to Media (News)


Tokyo, Nov. 25 (Jiji Press)—Central Japan Railway Co., or JR Tōkai, on early Saturday showed the media underground construction work at Shinagawa Station in Tokyo for its Chūō Shinkansen magnetic levitation ultrahigh-speed train line.

Workers use a rail-mounted crane to install new underground maglev tracks at Shinagawa Station after removing old Tōkaidō Shinkansen rails. (© Jiji)

As part of work to construct new platforms some 40 meters underground, an iron girder was installed to replace track ballast and railroad ties that supported a portion of the existing Tōkaidō Shinkansen tracks.

It will take three years to complete the replacement work for four maglev train tracks in the new platforms, with two each in the eastbound and westbound directions, totaling some 1,550 meters, according to JR Tōkai.

The company will construct the new platforms at Shinagawa Station under the platforms of the Tōkaidō Shinkansen Line.

Iron girders will support the existing Shinkansen train tracks to prepare for the removal of soil under the existing platforms. The installation work started in May.

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