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 ...

Lexus heads back to the future with 'hoverboard'

Jun 28, 2015

Lexus heads back to the future with 'hoverboard'

Watch out, world. Toyota is heading back to the future. The automaker has hinted it’s looking into flying cars. Now its Lexus luxury brand has actually built a working model of a “hoverboard.” That’s right, an actual working hoverboard. It’s real, but not for ...

JR Tokai has fastest maglev in the world: Guinness World Records

Jun 26, 2015

JR Tokai has fastest maglev in the world: Guinness World Records

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) said Friday that its magnetically levitated shinkansen was recognized by Guinness World Records as the fastest maglev in the world as of Thursday after achieving a speed of 603 kph in April. During a test run in Yamanashi ...

Maglev train clocks 603 kph, setting new world record

Apr 21, 2015

Maglev train clocks 603 kph, setting new world record

Japan’s state-of-the-art maglev train set a world speed record Tuesday during a test run near Mount Fuji, clocking more than 600 kph. The seven-car maglev — short for magnetic levitation — train, hit a top speed of 603 kph, and managed nearly 11 seconds ...

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 ...

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 ...