2019: The Chuo Shinkansen Project in Japan

The Asia-Pacific Journal | Japan Focus Volume 17 | Issue 22 | Number 2 | Article ID 5327 | Nov 15, 2019
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The Chuo Shinkansen Project in Japan
Sven Andersen

This article assesses the necessity, and provides a technical evaluation of options for a new railway line in the Tokyo - Osaka corridor. It discusses the introduction of SCMaglev technology for the Chuo Shinkansen project and the logic of decisions for its implementation. I examine problems in scheduling an effective timetable for the first phase of a new line between Tokyo and Nagoya. A capacity comparison is provided between the new line, using SCMaglev technology, and the Tokaido Shinkansen, using wheel-on-rail, technology.

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