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Gauge-changing train decision next year

17 Nov 2016

JAPAN: JR Kyushu, which was successfully listed on the stock market on October 26, expects to decide whether or not to continue with plans for a gauge-changing Shinkansen train next year.

The latest test train is undergoing endurance trials following modifications made after cracks were found in the axles two years ago.

 President of JR Kyushu Toshihiko Aoyagi said the project is running later than expected, and a decision as to whether to go ahead would probably be made next summer.