Railway Construction

Outline of Railway Construction

JRTT is performing construction on the Hokkaido Shinkansen between Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and Sapporo, the Hokuriku Shinkansen between Kanazawa and Tsuruga, and the Kyushu Shinkansen between Takeo-Onsen and Nagasaki.

We are performing construction on the Eastern Kanagawa Lines (through line between Sotetsu Line and Tokyu Line) as a project to enhance the convenience of urban railways, and are also entrusted the construction of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen.

Comprehensive Technical Capacity

Developing a railway requires project management to generally manage surveys for route selection, discussions for construction, structure design, land acquisition, construction management, audit and inspection, etc.
JRTT has the abundant experience and project management capabilities.
It has amassed building railways across Japan, to collaborate with regional counterpart, railway operators and others in constructing high-quality infrastructure at affordable costs.
We will contribute to many rail projects around the world, also applying the technologies and know-how it has fostered in Japan.

Construction of Projected Shinkansen Lines in Japan

"Projected Shinkansen Lines" refers to the Shinkansen lines established under the Development Program drafted in 1973 based on the Nationwide Shinkansen Railways Construction and Improvement Act.

JRTT is presently continuing construction work on 3 sections on 3 lines-the section between Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and Sapporo on the Hokkaido Shinkansen, the section between Kanazawa and Tsuruga on the Hokuriku Shinkansen, and the section between Takeo-Onsen and Nagasaki on the Kyushu Shinkansen-and has already completed the construction of a total of 929 km of tracks on 4 other sections-the section between Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto on the Hokkaido Shinkansen, the section between Morioka and Shin-Aomori on the Tohoku Shinkansen, the section between Takasaki and Kanazawa on the Hokuriku Shinkansen, and the section between Hakata and Kagoshima-Chuo on the Kyushu Shinkansen.

A portion of the rail access charge is applied to finance the construction of Projected Shinkansen Lines, and the national government provides financing for 2/3 of the remainder while local governments cover 1/3.

JRTT retains ownership of the infrastructure after construction, and lends it to each of the JR companies, which operate and manage the lines.

Achievement of Railway Networks

Over the 50-plus years since the establishment of the Japan Railway Construction Public Corporation (JRCC)-the predecessor to JRTT-in 1964, we have constructed a total length of over 3,640 km on over 120 lines, including the Hokkaido Shinkansen between Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and other Shinkansen lines, the Tsugaru-Kaikyo Line, JR lines, private railways, and subways entrusted to us by local governments and others. Over that period, we have received many awards from domestic and international organizations alike.