Extensions Completed - JR-East and Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. Connections to Narita Airport (March 19, 1991). Tohoku/Joetsu Shinkansen to Tokyo Station (June 20, 1991).

@ @ Since the opening of the New Tokyo International Airport in May 1978 there has been keen demand for improved access to the airport. On March 19, 1991 extensions were completed to the Airport Terminal to accommodate the final link of the JR-East's Narita Express (departing Tokyo, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Yokohama stations), and the Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. Skyliner (departing Ueno station) to the Airport. These links have greatly improved access to the airport, train carriages have been upgraded and the time required for the airport trip has been greatly reduced.
@ @ An extension of 3.6 km to the Tohoku Shinkansen from Ueno to Tokyo was also opened on June 20, 1991. The completion of this link, commenced in 1971, brings to a close 20 years of continued construction and investment. Construction was restrained during the period, however, due to poor performance of the Japanese National Railways and an accident in the Okachimachi Tunnel.

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