This research report reviews 100 years of Japan's investment in public transportation: first, shipping and railways, recently road construction. Since 1955, the increasing demand for transportation of industrial goods led to rapid progress in road development. This report considers the impact of Japan's economic planning on land transportation. It describes the construction, use and economic effect of the New Tokaido Line, NTL, (1964): high-speed bullet trains connecting Tokyo-Nagoya and Osaka- Kobe. The Neishin and Tomei Expressways (1965 and 1969) complement the New Tokaido Line with which they form the backbone of the huge Tokaido megalopolis. Their construction, use and effects are demonstrated. Tables illustrate all aspects of the report.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United Nations

    Centre for Regional Development, Nagono 1-47-1, Nakamura-ku
    Nagoya 450-001,   Japan 
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TD-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM