More than ten years have gone by since the opening of the Shin Kansen between Tokyo and Shin Osaka in October 1964. The safety and comfort of the Shin Kansen are more and more appreciated by the public and the number of users has gone up each year. With the westward extension from Shin Osaka in March 1972 and from Okayama to Hakata in March 1975, the 1069 km from Tokyo to Hakata can now be covered in 6 hours 50 minutes. The construction of the Okayama-Hakata segment was based on the earlier line, expanded with new technologies developed since then and with new concern for the environment. This article describes the new technologies and the environmental protection steps that have been taken.

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    Japan Railway Engineers' Association

    2-5-18 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Ishizawa, M
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 4-5
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  • Accession Number: 00128190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1975 12:00AM