Monday 16 September 2013

Travel on Magnetic Levitation (MagLev) Train over 500km / h

Are you dreamed of boarding a floating train, then you have to go to Japan now! Yes, The Japanese have done it! Known as JR Maglev, the magnetic levitation vehicle has successful in their last test, the attain an impressive speed of 500 km / h! The Central Japan Railway Company has revived their test maglev train. Currently, the longest and fastest in the world, JR Maglev (abbreviation for magnetic levitation) was tested on a line for about 42 kilometers. The machine has reached a speed of nearly 500 kilometers per hour. After five successive test stops and some project years, Japanese finally begin to build a magnetic line connecting the two cities Nogoya and Tokyo. A journey of about 285 kilometers, which normally lasts 95 minutes and with this high-speed train, will be reduced to 40 minutes by 2027. For comparison, the Amtraks Acela Express makes the journey from Boston to New York takes about 3 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 338 kilometers. A distance that can be traveled less than an hour by JR Maglev. By 2045, JR Central hopes to expand the line to Osaka, which will reduce the number of passengers who frequently take flights between the two cities. When it is built, the magnetic line reread Tokyo airport to train at low speed Nagoya. The latter part of other rail systems that use magnetic rails to reduce friction problems but also offer more stability.

While the Japanese magnetic process promises an impressive technology, it still reins some concern on the part of the Japanese people who think that the machine is not large enough to support its weight. By itself, the extension of the line up to Nagoya will cost between 52 and 90 billion, mainly because of the mountainous landscape and towns that make it difficult to achieve straight rails. According to the Bloomberg financial group, there is a good chance that the building faces significant delays. Fortunately, JR Central is a highly profitable business with a history that allowed making big profits and thanks to its current high-speed trains. The company had cash of $ 2.95 billion according to their latest financial report. With a number of loan and bond that can easily allow the financing of an infrastructure project of this magnitude. It will take a little longer to appear before the floating trains that could change the way we travel and allow us to move much faster.

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