A Dream-Like, 500-Kilometer High-Speed Train. A Future With the Linear Chuo Shinkansen Connecting Tokyo and Osaka
This video, titled "Chuo Linear Shinkansen PR video｜Digest" (リニア中央新幹線広報動画 ダイジェスト), was released by "The Alliance to Promote the Construction of the Chuo Linear Shinkansen" (リニア中央新幹線建設促進期成同盟会).
The Linear Chuo Shinkansen is a dream vehicle that will enable people to travel between Tokyo and Osaka in roughly an hour if it becomes a reality.
The Linear Chuo Shinkansen is planned to connect Tokyo and Nagoya in 40 minutes by 2027.
It will eventually connect Tokyo and Osaka, the main artery of the economy, and transport more people in less time.
One of the reasons behind the Chuo Linear Shinkansen is to prepare for the future aging of the existing Shinkansen lines and the possibility of disruptions to the transportation network due to earthquakes and other disasters.
However, the aspiration for the world's fastest train, running at 500 km/h, is what is driving the realization of the linear Chuo Shinkansen.