Seikan tunnel Shinkansen speed-up saves 3 min

Seikan tunnel portal (Photo: Bmazerolles/CC BY-SA 4.0)

JAPAN: Selected Shinkansen services through the twin-track 53∙9 km Seikan Tunnel between Honshu and Hokkaido will be permitted to run at 210 km/h during the May 3-6 ‘Golden Week’ holiday period, saving 3 min on the trip between Tokyo and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto.

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