RENOVATING THE TOKAIDO SHINKANSEN

In more than 13 years, the 515-km New Tokaido Line has carried 1.2 billion passengers without a fatality; cars have operated about 6 million km each; and track has seen the passage of about 400 million gross tons. Replacement of the original 53-kg/m rail with 60-kg/m rail will be completed by 1982; new rolling stock is being delivered; and by 1985 all catenary will have been replaced with a heavy-compound design.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Kimigafukuro, S I
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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  • Accession Number: 00178544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM