Hokkaido Shinkansen inaugurated

The Hokkaido Shinkansen was inaugurated with a ceremony at Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station on the morning of March 26. Photo: Kazumiki Miura

JAPAN: High speed services reached Japan’s third main island on March 26, with the inauguration of the first phase of the Hokkaido Shinkansen. Connecting Shin-Aomori in Honshu with Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto in the south of Hokkaido, the 149 km line uses mixed-gauge tracks in the 54 km Seikan Tunnel under the Tsugaru ...

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