Shizuoka and JR Tokai remain separated in first Maglev talks in 2 years

Political economics

Shizuoka, Sept. 13 (Jiji Press) — The heads of the Shizuoka Prefectural government and Central Japan Railway Co., or JR Tokai, failed to narrow the gaps in their first line talks in two years. magnetic levitation Chuo Shinkansen on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting with JR Tokai Chairman Shin Kaneko, Shizuoka Governor Heita Kawakatsu said the prefecture will continue discussions, including ways to prevent the maglev project from having negative impacts. on local water resources.

The prefectural government refused to approve the start of construction in Shizuoka, fearing that the drilling work would lead to a drop in the amount of water in the Oi River.

This refusal makes it difficult to open the Chuo Shinkansen line between Shinagawa Station in Tokyo and Nagoya Station in Aichi Prefecture, west of Shizuoka, in 2027, as the train operator wanted.

Tuesday’s talks were held behind closed doors and Kawakatsu and Kaneko spoke to reporters after their meeting.

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