Seikan Tunnel Tappi Shakō Line
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The Seikan Tunnel Tappi Shakō Line (青函トンネル竜飛斜坑線 Seikan Tonneru Tappi Shakō-sen, "Seikan Tunnel Tappi Inclined Tunnel Line") is a Japanese funicular line in Sotogahama, Aomori, operated by the Seikan Tunnel Museum. The 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge line descends from the museum near Cape Tappi (竜飛崎) into an underground station on the Seikan Tunnel, which is one of the longest railway tunnels in the world, second to the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland that opened in June 2016. Transfer to other stations is not possible from the museum.
Participants in a different guided tour may take the funicular from the Kaikyō Line. The tour returns them to a Kaikyō Line train.
- Distance: 0.8 kilometers (0.50 mi)
- System: Single track with single car, balanced with a weight
- Gauge: 3 ft (914 mm)
- Elevation: 778 m (2,552 ft)
- Kaikyō Line
- List of funicular railways
- List of railway companies in Japan
- List of railway lines in Japan
- Seikan Tunnel
- (in Japanese) Seikan Tunnel Museum official website
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