JR Tokai may set up U.S. subsidiary for Texas shinkansen project

Jan 7, 2016

JR Tokai may set up U.S. subsidiary for Texas shinkansen project

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai), will probably create a U.S. subsidiary as it sets about bringing the shinkansen to Texas, Koei Tsuge, the company’s president, has said. The planned new unit will provide technological assistance to Texas Central Partners LLC (TCP), which is ...

Tunneling begins on Japan's first maglev line

Dec 18, 2015

Tunneling begins on Japan's first maglev line

Full-fledged construction work began Friday on the nation’s first magnetic levitation train line, with Central Japan Raiway Co. beginning the digging of a 25-km tunnel between Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures. Of the 286-km route envisioned for the line, which aims to connect Tokyo with ...

Apr 16, 2015

Japan's maglev train sets world speed record at 590 kph

A magnetic levitation train run by Central Japan Railway Co. set a world speed record of 590 kph on Thursday during a manned test run on an experimental track, the railway company said. The train operator broke the previous world record of 581 km ...

Top speed of Nozomi bullet trains to hit 285 kph

Dec 20, 2014

Top speed of Nozomi bullet trains to hit 285 kph

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) said Friday it will raise the maximum speed of the Nozomi bullet train service to 285 kph between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka stations next year thanks to advances in braking technology. JR Tokai, which operates the Tokaido Shinkansen Line, ...

JR Tokai helps push Washington-Baltimore maglev project

Oct 22, 2014

JR Tokai helps push Washington-Baltimore maglev project

Imagine whisking past some of the densest road congestion in the United States at 500 kph. That’s the vision of Northeast Maglev, a company seeking to bring a $10 billion Japanese magnetically levitated train line to the 64-km Washington-Baltimore corridor for 15-minute trips. Chairman ...

Maglev line gets green light

Oct 17, 2014

Maglev line gets green light

Central Japan Railway Co. on Friday received a green light from the government to build a magnetically levitated train line between Tokyo and Nagoya by 2027. The maglev line will shorten travel time from Tokyo to Nagoya to about 40 minutes, according to JR ...