TOKYO, April 14 – U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy accompanied Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Northeast Maglev Chairman and CEO Wayne Rogers to ride the Central Japan Railway Company’s (JR Central) Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) train on Saturday, April 12.
“It’s amazing,” said Ambassador Kennedy as she sat next to Prime Minister Abe racing past Mount Fuji at 313 mph.
The SCMAGLEV is the world’s fastest train and the newest technology in rapid transit. Travelling at over 311 mph, the new train will be an improvement over the current 168 mph Shinkansen “ →
The Northeast Maglev Creates Advisory Board to Advance High-Speed Transportation System in Northeast Corridor
WASHINGTON – The Northeast Maglev today announced the formation of the Northeast Maglev Advisory Board, which will advise and assist in the development of a high-speed solution to the increasingly congested Northeast Corridor utilizing Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) technology. SCMAGLEV, the fastest train in the world, will whisk passengers from Washington, DC to New York City in an hour.
“Led by former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, the bipartisan Board will work with policymakers, elected officials, regulators, media and the public to better inform them of the potential →
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) took delivery of the very first generation of SCMAGLEV vehicles with revenue service specifications, known as the Series L0 (L-zero), at the Yamanashi Maglev Test Line in Tsuru, Japan.
A total of 5 vehicles have been ordered by JR Central, and have been manufactured by Nippon Sharyo and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. These vehicles will begin running tests by the end of 2013 upon the reopening of the Yamanashi Maglev Test Line. Subsequently, an additional 9 vehicles will be delivered after 2013 in →
The invention of the railway in early 19th-century Britain was a revolution that represented a major advance in transportation technology.
Almost two centuries later, the basic concept of steel wheels running on steel tracks reached its ultimate expression with the emergence of Japan's Shinkansen, which offered unprecedented high-speed performance and safety for intercity passenger transport.→