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Japan’s Wicked-Fast Maglev Train Moves Forward, Again

A magnetically levitated train line between Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka has reportedly been in development since as far back as the 1970s. So, it has had its stops and starts. The Central Japan Railway recently got a pretty big go-ahead to "to proceed with construction" from the Japanese government.
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Japan Gives Green Light to Blazing 313 MPH Maglev Train Line

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat (3 years ago)

The Central Japan Railway has just been granted the go-ahead to break ground on a massive maglev train line that will ferry high-speed trains across japan at blazing speeds up to 313 miles per hour. The hovering trains will connect ... Read Post

Japan’s New 310 MPH ‘Floating’ Maglev Bullet Train Hits the Tracks for Testing

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat (last year)

Japan is working on a blazing fast 310 mph maglev "floating" train - and the latest prototype just hit the tracks for testing! This week Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Central) unveiled the top-of-the-line Lo series maglev train, whi... Read Post

MagLev Trains By 2025 In Japan

Lifestyle / Green Living : TreeHugger (6 years ago)

(Photo from the Yamanashi MagLev Test Line) Remember the record test run speeds for Japan's new maglev trainsets? Right answer: 581 km/h (361 mph). Plans to connect Tokyo with Nagoya and Osaka by these new trains that run using magn... Read Post


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