Tokyo Airport gets new high-speed rail link
26 January 2009 07:48
The organisation revealed that from 2010 onwards Keisei Skyliner will begin operating a Narita Express service which boasts reduced travel times of a little over 30 minutes.
That improvement has been made possible by a series of brand new Skyliner cars which can travel down specially-laid tracks at a mindboggling speed of 160 km per hour.
Second only to the country's infamous Shinkansen 'bullet' trains - which are able to top speeds of 210 km per hour - the new service will become Japan's second-fasted rail network.
Travel times between Toky Narita Airport and the city centre will be cut down by 15 minutes to just 36 minutes, boosting convenience for both domestic and international travellers.
What's more, in a bid to shore up the aesthetic appeal of the trains, Keisei Railway has invited renowned fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto to comment on the interiors of the trains.