Skyliner train tops 20 million passengers amid demand for swift travel to Narita

posted on September 14, 2016

The number of rail passengers using Keisei Electric Railway Co.'s latest Skyliner route topped 20 million on Tuesday, after just over six years of service.

The train travels the 70 km from central Tokyo to Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture in as little as 36 minutes.

Keisei held a ceremony to mark the milestone at Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station. It offered a commemorative gift to the 20 millionth passenger.

The current, third-generation Skyliner train was launched in July 2010. It uses the Narita Sky Access Line, which has more straight sections than the line used by earlier Skyliners.

Traveling at a maximum speed of 160 kilometers per hour, the new Skyliner takes passengers to and from Narita in 36 to 44 minutes, although the journey is longer for travel at certain times of day.

source by japantimes
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