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Old July 7th, 2005, 01:20 AM   #1
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World Expo : 10 Million Passengers Used Aichi Maglev

Users of 'Linimo,' main Aichi Expo transport system, top 10 mil.
3 July 2005
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The number of people who used a magnetically levitated railway system serving the site of the 2005 World Exposition in Aichi Prefecture has topped 10 million, its operator said Sunday.

The number of users of the ''Linimo'' system since it began operations March 6 totaled 10,000,300 as of Saturday, or some 84,000 per day, Aichi Rapid Transit Co. said.

''Thanks to smooth growth in the number of Expo visitors, 10 million were attained earlier than anticipated,'' a company official said.

The maglev train travels 8.9 kilometers, shuttling between Fujigaoka Station in Nagoya and Bampaku Yakusa Station in Toyota City. Bampaku Kaijo Station, adjacent to the expo site, is between the two stations. The six-month expo began March 25.

The transport system is the first commercial operation of a maglev linear-motor train system in Japan.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 02:40 AM   #2
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The following are some pictures of the Nagoya maglev transit line:











More pictures can be seen at:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ca...:Linimo_Nagoya

Also, see the manufacturer's website:
http://www.meitetsu.co.jp/chsst/index-e.html
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Old July 7th, 2005, 02:51 AM   #3
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Is it very fast?
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Old July 7th, 2005, 02:53 AM   #4
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I like it
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Old July 7th, 2005, 04:10 AM   #5
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Is it very fast?
The CHSST website states that the technology is suitable for speeds of 200 km/h - 300 km/h but does not state the actual maximum operating speed of the Nagoya trains. I have found some other sources that state the maximum speed of the Nagoya trains as 100 km/h (62 mph). This is consistent with the fact that aerodynamics does not appear to have played a role in the design of the nose of the trains.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 05:12 AM   #6
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I rode on it.

It's not very fast, because there are a lot of stations between Fujigaoka and the Expo Station. There isn't enough space between the stations to actually speed up all the way. Well, it is supposed to be a commuter train after all.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 05:27 AM   #7
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I rode on it.

It's not very fast, because there are a lot of stations between Fujigaoka and the Expo Station. There isn't enough space between the stations to actually speed up all the way. Well, it is supposed to be a commuter train after all.
All right.
Thanks!

Commuter trains do not need high speed.

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Old July 7th, 2005, 05:36 AM   #8
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no prob. The train is still pretty cool, even though it's not that fast.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 07:25 AM   #9
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Looks like it has a tiny footprint, it barely needs any space above the roadway.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 01:30 PM   #10
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Looks like it has a tiny footprint, it barely needs any space above the roadway.
Based on pictures of the test track, I had expected the guideway to look more like a set of monorail guideway beams.



Instead, the Nagoya system's guideway sits on top of what looks like a conventional railway viaduct.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 01:40 PM   #11
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Old July 7th, 2005, 02:05 PM   #12
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wouldnt that be a nice system to replace the scrappy chicaog EL?
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Old March 8th, 2006, 09:35 AM   #13
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Nagoya: Linimo Commuter Maglev Train

These were taken when I went to Nagoya in Dec. 2005

























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Interesting. I didn't know of any other maglev lines other than the one in Shanghai. This one doesn't look like it goes that fast, why did they opt to use maglev for slow commuter transport?

I have to say that this does look pretty cool. I like the looks of this line.
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Old March 9th, 2006, 04:22 AM   #15
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Thank you very much for the pictures. The Nagoya line is a fantastic system.

I was surprised to see a driver at the train controls. I had been under the impression that the line was fully automated. Were the pictures taken during a test run? There don't appear to be any passengers on the train.
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Old March 9th, 2006, 01:24 PM   #16
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Thank you very much for the pictures. The Nagoya line is a fantastic system.

I was surprised to see a driver at the train controls. I had been under the impression that the line was fully automated. Were the pictures taken during a test run? There don't appear to be any passengers on the train.
I rode it at around 3pm I think to the Toyota Automotive Museum. Other than the 2005 Expo site, there is nothing developed around the line, it basically just goes into suburbs. Maybe that explains why there is no one riding the train. More Linimo workers were riding the train that actual commuters.

The train is fully automated, in one of the pictures, the guy doesn't even have his hands on the controls. If you ever been to Japan, you would see this as an example of redundunt jobs (i.e. 2 people wiping glass with a towel, people wiping the handrail on an escalator, etc.)
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This one doesn't look like it goes that fast, why did they opt to use maglev for slow commuter transport?
People movers and steel-wheel metros tend to generate a lot of noise pollution. It's my understanding that the system was originally designed with dense urban areas in mind.
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People movers and steel-wheel metros tend to generate a lot of noise pollution. It's my understanding that the system was originally designed with dense urban areas in mind.

In that case, this seems like a good idea to use maglev. I've never been on one but I bet it's extremely quiet.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 08:01 PM   #19
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It's great to see some pics of this system, thanks for posting. When was it opened? How does it compare to traditional wheel on rail systems in terms of cost and how fast does it go? I hope it proves to be successful and the technology gets rolled out in other cities.
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There're so many Chinese characters,I can easily understand 70% .
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