JR Tokai begins building maglev stations

Dec 18, 2014

JR Tokai begins building maglev stations

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) has started to build underground stations at two terminals that will host a magnetically levitated train for service between Tokyo and Nagoya that is expected to begin in 2027, it said Wednesday. In October, JR Tokai, operator of ...

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 ...

Oct 22, 2014

Maglev line gets a green light

There are many questions about the future of the maglev line to be constructed between Tokyo and Osaka that now must be answered as the government has given the go-ahead for the project.

Maglev faces cost, engineering hurdles

Oct 18, 2014

Maglev faces cost, engineering hurdles

Central Japan Railway Co.’s maglev line, approved Friday, will speed travelers from Tokyo to Nagoya in just 40 minutes, beating the fastest shinkansen by more than half the time. The technology for building magnetically levitated trains, which has been under research since 1962, is ...

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 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, ...

Abe, Kennedy hitch maglev ride

Apr 12, 2014

Abe, Kennedy hitch maglev ride

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe inspected a magnetically levitated train with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on a test track in Yamanashi Prefecture on Saturday. Abe, who offered support for using the technology in the United States to President Barack Obama in February 2013, ...

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 ...