BULLET TRAINS REVISITED

The Japanese National Railroads last year opened the first extension of its high-speed Shin Kansen (New Trunk Line) System. The article summarizes the success of the ten years of operation of the original New Tokaido Line. The article discusses the planned expansion of the Shin Kansen to link all major Japanese Cities, and the passenger volume potentials in such expansions. Also discussed are the track maintenance requirements for the high speed service. The article concludes with a comparison of the proposed expanded Shin Kansen System and the short range jumbo jet 'air buses' on order by the two Japanese air carriers.

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    Kalmbach Publishing Company

    21027 Crossroads Circle
    P.O. Box 1612
    Waukesha, WI  USA  53187-1612
  • Authors:
    • Middleton, W D
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 7 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00048016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 4 1976 12:00AM