HSST: A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE FOR RAPID AIRPORT-CITY CENTRE TRANSPORTATION

A radically improved High Speed Surface Transport (HSST) system is well along in development by Japan Air Lines. Speeds of nearly 230 km/h have been achieved and the goal is 300 km/h. The HSST resembles an aircraft without wings or landing gear "flying" noiselessly only millimeters above a guideway. The levitation is produced by magnetic attraction and a linear induction motor is used to propel the vehicle. The next phase will be to build a system prototype and operational guideway with commercial use between Tokyo and the new Narita Airport now slated for 1980. With its high cruising speed it will cut time between Tokyo and Narita Airport to 15 minutes instead of two to three hours by expressway.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Civil Aviation Organization

    Attn: Document Sales Unit, 999 University Street
    Montreal, PQ  Canada  H3C 5H7
  • Authors:
    • HAYASHI, A
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 21-24
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1982 12:00AM