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Japan Tests 310mph LO Series Bullet Train

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Japan tests 310mph LO Series bullet train Japan tests 310mph LO Series bullet train





Japan’s “floating” trains of the future, designed to travel at speeds of 311mph, have undergone their first test tracks.

The new generation L0 Series trains, which employ the latest magnetic levitation technology instead of conventional wheels, will begin commercial services in 2027.

The first five cars of the new train, which has a distinct aerodynamic “nose” at the front, were displayed on a test track in Yamanashi Prefecture.

The carriages, which are propelled by magnetic forces, were pulled along the track by a special maintenance vehicle as part of preliminary trials, with wide-scale tests due to commence in September.

The new train, designed by Central Japan Railway Co (JR Tokai), will initially link central Tokyo with Nagoya station, cutting current bullet train journey times by more than half, from 90 to 40 minutes.

The final train will consist of 16 carriages carrying up to 1,000 passengers at a time, with plans under way to extend the line to Osaka by 2045. The plan is ultimately to create a high-speed mass transit maglev network across the country.

It was in 1964 that Japan was propelled to the forefront of transport technology after it unveiled its first bullet train – known as “shinkansen” – to coincide with its hosting of the Olympic Games.

Since then, Japan has become famous as home to the world’s most sophisticated rail network system, with bullet trains traveling at speeds of up to 199mph across more than 1,400 miles of tracks.

Shinzo Abe, the prime minister, is currently pushing for a surge in sales of Japanese road, railway and power station technology to emerging nations such as India, which is expected to use Japan’s bullet train technology for a new Mumbai to Ahmedabad line.

Today, with close to 60 years passing since the first bullet train was launched, Japan is investing heavily in maglev technology in order to remain at the forefront of rail engineering.

Competition with China is already strong, with the Shanghai maglev train capable of traveling at a top speed of 268mph – although its average speed is 152.5mph due to the limited length of the track.

via Telegraph UK

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