With extension of the Shin Kansen to Hakata in 1975, the line is now 1,000 km long and 2,100 cars are needed for the operation. Since this is the trunkline of JNR, its operation is characterized by high speed and heavy density. A malfunction on a single car can affect not only the entire Shin Kansen but also connecting services. Intended as a trainer for drivers, this electric railcar simulator was installed in Shin Osaka in 1974. The cab controls and the air conditioning controls are faithfully reproduced. Pantograph and underfloor brake equipment are installed on separate racks. Operators learn to operate under the prevailing Automatic Train Control signals and speed indications. Malfunction indications are coordinated with trouble shooting.

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    Japan Railway Engineers' Association

    2-5-18 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Okuda, D
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 28-30
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128191
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1976 12:00AM