Environmental protection key to proposed railway up Mount Fuji

The railway would be built on an existing public road, so there would be almost no environmental destruction, said Koichiro Horiuchi, chairman of the Fujigoko Tourism Association and president of railroad operator Fuji Kyuko Co.
The 30 km railway to the fifth station of Mount Fuji would help control the number of visitors to Japan’s iconic mountain, which struggles to cope with garbage and other environmental problems. If the plan goes ahead, Horiuchi hopes to complete the railway by 2020, when Tokyo hosts the Summer Olympics.
Source: www.japantimes.co.jp

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