Maglev train put through its paces during typhoon test run

September 22, 2011

By HIROKI NAGAMOCHI / Staff Writer

Even though Typhoon No. 15 was raging, Central Japan Railway Co. went ahead Sept. 21 with an experimental run of a train that uses magnetic levitation technology.

The test run was open to media organizations and conducted along the 18.4-kilometer advance experimental line laid between Tsuru and Otsuki in Yamanashi Prefecture.

It was the last test run along that section of track.

The advance line is part of a new experimental line that will encompass 42.8 km of track between Fuefuki and Uenohara in Yamanashi Prefecture.

When the line's extension is completed in 2013 test runs will resume using a 12-car train setup similar to the eventual operating system.

By HIROKI NAGAMOCHI / Staff Writer
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As Typhoon No. 15 rages, Central Japan Railway Co.'s maglev train undergoes a test run on an experimental line in Tsuru, Yamanashi Prefecture, on Sept. 21. (Hiroshi Kawai)

As Typhoon No. 15 rages, Central Japan Railway Co.'s maglev train undergoes a test run on an experimental line in Tsuru, Yamanashi Prefecture, on Sept. 21. (Hiroshi Kawai)

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  • As Typhoon No. 15 rages, Central Japan Railway Co.'s maglev train undergoes a test run on an experimental line in Tsuru, Yamanashi Prefecture, on Sept. 21. (Hiroshi Kawai)

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