DEVELOPMENT OF MAGNETICALLY LEVITATED HIGH SPEED TRANSPORT SYSTEM IN JAPAN

The Tokyo-Osaka corridor in Japan is a major conduit for passenger traffic and demand is mounting on one more high speed line other than the Tokaido Shinkansen. A magnetically levitated vehicle (JR Maglev) using superconducting magnets has been developed for the Tokyo-Osaka superspeed express. JR Maglev has many advantages over conventional rail systems. This paper describes the necessity of an additional high speed line in this corridor, the reasons for choosing Maglev, the scheme of this system, the history of the system's development, and an outline of the new Yamanashi test line project.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 2230-35
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00792632
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 22 2000 12:00AM