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 ...

Aug 27, 2014

JR Tokai applies for ¥9 trillion maglev train line approval

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) filed an application Tuesday with the transport ministry for approval of a plan to build a magnetically levitated train line between Tokyo and Nagoya by 2027. JR Tokai is expected to start construction as early as October following ...

Aug 26, 2014

JR Tokai formally seeks approval to build maglev train

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) filed a formal application Tuesday with the transport ministry for approval to build a magnetically levitated train line linking Tokyo and Nagoya. The company is expected to start construction as early as October following approval by the Land, ...

Apr 11, 2014

Kennedy to join Abe on maglev train inspection

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will join Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday to inspect a magnetically levitated train system in Yamanashi Prefecture, the government said Friday. In November, Abe met with executives from a U.S. group that is pushing to build such ...

JR Tokai bullet trains may run faster in 2015

Dec 20, 2013

JR Tokai bullet trains may run faster in 2015

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) plans to raise the 270 kph speed limit on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line, President Yoshiomi Yamada said. The railway plans to let its new N700A bullet train run faster than 270 kph by spring 2015, but Yamada said ...

Nov 17, 2013

Daschle rides maglev in push for U.S. version

A former senator advising a U.S. maglev advocacy group rode one of the magnetically levitated trains on Saturday on a test track in Yamanashi Prefecture. Tom Daschle, who is advising The Northeast Maglev group, praised the quality of the Central Japan Railway Co. train ...

Sep 18, 2013

Maglev train plan outlined by JR Tokai

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) on Wednesday revealed the outline of its course for a magnetically levitated train that will whisk passengers from Nagoya to Tokyo in about 40 minutes starting in 2027. New stations will be erected in four cities between Tokyo’s ...

JR Tokai resumes maglev tests on new section

Aug 29, 2013

JR Tokai resumes maglev tests on new section

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) resumed experimental runs Thursday of its magnetically levitated trains after completing a two-year project to extend its test line. JR Tokai plans to launch a maglev train service between Tokyo and Nagoya in 2027, enabling passengers to travel ...