NAGOYA -- With 10 years to go until it is supposed to open for service, a Japanese railway project decades in the making is readying to cut its way deep under a daunting mountain range, but the tunnel is hardly the only obstacle in the way of this high-profile effort.
Acquiring land to build stations along the magnetic-levitation train line from here to Tokyo will also test Central Japan Railway's ability to complete it on time, potentially adding to the estimated 5.5 trillion yen ($50.4 billion) construction costs.
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