Posts Tagged ‘maglev’

Japan has built a 27-mile long maglev test track in Yamanashi Prefecture, and last week began running a series of new tests with passengers. These trains achieved speeds of 500 km/h, or just above 300 miles per hour. The BBC sent a camera crew to record one of the journeys, which included winners of a […]

Nov 20th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Despite the promising headline I gave this post, the details are not quite as rosy. The Japanese government is busy building a maglev line to connect Tokyo to Osaka. But they also are under pressure – unnecessary but very real – to make money off this technology. So Japan is trying to pitch American governments […]

Nov 18th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Japan has had high speed rail for nearly 50 years, and an extensive national network for decades. That allows them to look to the next generation of high speed service – maglev. Last week Japan resumed maglev testing at speeds of 310 miles an hour: Central Japan Railway Co. plans to begin work on the […]

Sep 3rd, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized
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In 2010 and 2011 there were a lot of tense discussions in the San Gabriel Valley regarding a possible high speed rail alignment, with concerns in cities such as Alhambra and Rosemead about losing homes to a rail route. (See here for a bit of background.) This past week, the Southern California Association of Governments […]

Feb 5th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized