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Maglev in Japan

After years of planning and testing and goodness alone knows what else, the Japanese government has given the green light for the Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka maglev line to be built. Whilst the whole line will not be completed until 2045 (blimey I might be still around by then) the first phase between Tokyo and Nagoya should be [...]
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Japan speeding ahead with 500km/h Maglev train

Technology / Gadgets : Engadget (3 years ago)

Traveling the 515 km (320 miles) from Tokyo to Osaka by Shinkansen bullet train currently requires 2 hours and 25 minutes (and costs a small fortune, too). Come 2045, travel between Japan's two largest metro areas will take just ove... Read Post

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

Lifestyle / Green Living : CleanTechnica (4 years ago)

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... 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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