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Chuo Shinkansen depot debut

Chuo Shinkansen depot debut
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28 / 10 / 2021

Japan Railways Group is launching its Chuo Shinkansen depot that started to operate on October 14 at Nakatsugawa City in Gifu prefecture, focusing on building the first of two maglev vehicle maintenance facilities. The contract for the Chuo Shinkansen Chubu General Vehicle Base was signed on March 18, 2020, and it is expected, that the developments will be finished by 2025.

Aside from regular check-ups and maintenance services, the Nakatsugawa facility will hold a workshop for the assembly of new vehicles, as well as complete overhauls. 50 ha site is located on the ledge to the east of the Tokyo – Nagoya maglev alignment about 65 km from Nagoya.

JR Central Executive Officer Kenichi Niimi and Mayor of Nakatsugawa City Setsuji Aoyama, together with representatives from contractors Kajima Corp, JR Tokai Construction Co., and Tobishima Co. were present at the ceremonial event that foresees building the second depot and maintenance site at Sagamihara City in Kanagawa Prefecture, about 45 km from central Tokyo.