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Friday, July 16, 2010

New high-speed railway links central Tokyo and Narita in 36 minutes


Saturday 17th July, 07:10 AM JST
NARITA —
A new high-speed railway line, Narita Sky Access, was launched Saturday, linking central Tokyo with Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture in 36 minutes.
   
The operator, Keisei Electric Railway Co, has introduced a new model of the Skyliner train, which runs at 160 kilometers per hour, among the fastest on a conventional line in Japan, and cuts the minimum travel time between Nippori Station in Tokyo and Narita by 15 minutes to 36 minutes.
   
A ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new railway line was held at Nippori Station.
   
The new Skyliner, based on the design concept of fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, features high dome ceilings, spacious seats and ample luggage space.
   
Keisei said first-day tickets were sold out on the day of their release on June 17 after being sought out by many railway enthusiasts.
 
Keisei will operate 54 services a day to and from Narita, with a one-way ticket costing 2,400 yen for an adult.

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