Japan air lines plan to use a linear induction motor powered high speed surface transport (hsst) to provide a 14 minute journey over the 65 km between the new international airport at Nasita and central Tokyo. Aerospace technology has been used to give low drag and weight, good stability and reliability. The power consumption at cruising speed is 5 kw per passenger and it is thought that the system cost would be returned in the first five years of operation. Although the Japanese system caters for a captive market and is not suitable for the transport of heavy freight, it could be adapted for general urban mass transportation. The concept has very good environmental impact, producing little noise, exhaust and vibration. Attractive electro-magnets are used for levitation and guidance. The magnetic field created is similar to that of a normal electric train motor.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kalerghi Publications

    51 Welbeck Street
    London W1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cole, R A
  • Publication Date: 1977


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00168094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1981 12:00AM