Photo/Illutration A massive hole that will house a new station for the maglev train is seen near JR Hashimoto Station, left, in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, on May 10. (Tatsuya Shimada)

SAGAMIHARA, Kanagawa Prefecture--A massive hole here will one day house an underground station for the maglev Chuo Shinkansen Line as excavation work continues.

The new station, tentatively called Kanagawa Prefecture Station, will have a three-story underground structure with a depth of around 30 meters, according to Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai).

The long hole was seen near JR Hashimoto Station as of early May. The open pit looks like docks at a shipyard from above.

Some parts of the excavation have already been completed.

The Linear Chuo Shinkansen will allow passengers to go from Shinagawa Station in Tokyo to Nagoya in just 40 minutes.

The new station in Kanagawa Prefecture will be the first stop after Shinagawa Station.

The two stations will be connected entirely underground. The station is scheduled to be completed in 2027.