Work to Start on November 9th, Spring 2022 Projected Completion Date
On November 5th, the Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency (JRTT) announced that the construction of the Hokuriku Shinkansen Nanetsu Station (provisional name) will begin on November 9th, projecting to be completed by around the spring of 2022. Among the four Shinkansen train stations within Fukui Prefecture, this will be the second to being construction, following Fukui Station.
The full length of Nanetsu Station will be 312 metres, with the main building to have approximately 2,659 square metres, which includes the concourse, waiting rooms, and station staff rooms; the elevated train platforms will measure approximately 9,830 square metres. The design of the station building will have a motif of an Oriental stork flying into Echizen City, to form an image of the beautiful natural environment connecting with the future.
Within Fukui Prefecture, the commencement of construction for the other Shinkansen train stations will be during mid-November for Awara Onsen Station, while adjustments are currently being made for Tsuruga Station. Within Ishikawa Prefecture, construction for Komatsu Station will begin on November 9th.