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Maglev Train Construction to Start in December

On November 27, JR Tokai announced they are going to start construction for the maglev train on December 17.

Scheduled to begin operations in 2027, the maglev train will connect Tokyo and Nagoya (285km) in approximately 40 minutes at the fastest using new technology that utilizes superconducting magnetic levitation.
By 2045, the company hopes to extend the line to Osaka, connecting Tokyo and Osaka in 67 minutes.

I currently live in Osaka, and spend around 2 and a half hours going to Tokyo on business trips.
I would appreciate it if I could get to Tokyo in a little more than 1 hour.
However, the operation will start 31 years from now. I hope to have retired by then.