The design standards of the Sanyo Shin Kansen, the highspeed rail line extension of the original New Tokaido Line (NTL) to Hakata on the southern island of Kyushu, are based on the NTL specifications. Based on technological advancements and experience on NTL, along with eventual speed limit increase of NTL's 210 km/h to 260 km/h, several criteria have been changed. Construction started in 1970 and commercial service began in March 1975. Extensive detail is given in the chapters: Bridges of Sanyo Shin Kansen; Tunnels of Sanyo Shin Kansen; Construction of Shinkanmon Tunnel; Construction of Iwahana PC Truss Girder Bridge.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Japan Railway Civil Engineering Association

    Kyodo Building, 18-7 Hagashi-Uyeno 2 Chome, Daito-Ku
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  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 58 p.
  • Serial:
    • Permanent Way
    • Volume: 16 N
    • Issue Number: 2-3
    • Publisher: Japan Railway Civil Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139435
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM