Japan opens fast rail line from Narita to Tokyo
Busy travelers who live by the “Time is Money” motto can now cut their trip from Narita International Airport to downtown Tokyo by 15 minutes.
On Saturday, a new high-speed railway line, Narita Sky Access, opened with a 100 mph train that cuts the travel time from the air hub to central Tokyo from 51 minutes to 36 minutes.
Operated by Keisei Electric Railway Co., the new line, dubbed Skyliner, is advertised as the fastest among Japan’s conventional trains and comparable to other world-class international airport access lines in Europe and the U.S. It travels nonstop between Narita’s Terminal 2 and the Nippori station in Tokyo, with additional stops in Ueno and Terminal 1.
The new train features high dome ceilings, spacious seats that recline and have footrests, access for the handicapped and plenty of luggage space, according to the company. Tickets cost 1,400 yen one-way for adults and 1,200 yen for children.
From staff reports