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.
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