The futur Maglev between Tokyo and Osaka
Also called the Linear Chuo Shinkansen
The maglev train between Tokyo and Osaka will be the fastest train in the world with a speed approximately twice that of current Shinkansen at 500 km/h
The fastest Train
The magnetic levitation is a physical phenomenon that is generated by two electromagnets. The interaction between the magnets creates a magnetic force that compensates the gravity and allows levitation.
How does the magnetic levitation on a train?
The magnets are placed on the train and along the chosen path. The action of the magnets will push the train up and ensure the existence of a gap between the "rail" and train. The train is off the track. Not touching the rail, the train avoids any loss of speed due to friction between the rail and the wheels.
Learn more about the Maglev trainIf you want to explore this technology during your trip in Japan, you can go to the Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center near Otsuki where the is an observatory room to see the line test or to the SC Maglev and Railway Park in Nagoya.
THE LINE MAP