The Maglev between Tokyo and Osaka

  • Published on : 08/09/2016
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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 magnetic levitation 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.

Maglev shinkansen

Maglev shinkansen

©Par Saruno Hirobano — Travail personnel, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30917648

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