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Old May 22nd, 2012, 12:57 AM   #361
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Those are conduits with black coating on, they will be cemented in that's why there are caps on them, to prevent loose cement from getting in and plug the conduit.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 08:19 AM   #362
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Tōkyō governor at World Cities Summit: Maglev will create revolutionary Tōkyō‒Ōsaka megalopolis
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/life/news/1...4160012-n1.htm

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 【シンガポール=酒井潤】都市が抱える問題について、世界各都市の代表らが集まって解決策を探る「世界都市サミット(WCS)」が2日、シンガポールの複合施設「マリーナ・サン・ベイズ」で開催され、東京都の石原慎太郎知事が全体会議で「都市は人間のすべての願望、期待をかなえる使命を負っている。ひとつの集合体として、多様な機能を備えないと完全な都市とはいえない」とスピーチした。

 石原知事は「リニアが開通して東京と大阪が55分で結ばれれば、世界に例がない画期的なマンモス都市となる。東京の過度の集中集積をうまく分散し、太平洋沿岸が機能的に大都市となることを目指している」と語った。

 WCSは2年に一度、シンガポール政府が開催しており、今回が3回目。今回は「暮らしやすく持続可能な都市」がテーマで、約100都市が参加した。
At the World Cities Summit 2012 in Singapore on 2012.07.02, Tōkyō Prefecture governor Ishihara Shintarō discussed how the Chūō Shinkansen maglev will create a giant megalopolis from Tōkyō to Ōsaka, defining a new type of urban structure that will be the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. With the maglev eventually linking Japan's three largest metropolitan areas end-to-end in less than one hour, Ishihara hopes that it will decentralize some of Tōkyō’s functions to Ōsaka and other cities along the Pacific coastline of Japan.

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To some extent, this is simply strengthening urban interactions that already exist, as the Taiheiyō Belt from Tōkyō all the way down to Fukuoka is the largest interconnected metropolis in the world, with over 80 million residents and two of the world’s busiest air routes (Haneda – Itami and Haneda – Fukuoka, the former ignoring the Shinkansen’s share of the Kansai – Tōkyō market). I think the substantially decreased travel times provided by the maglev, combined with improvements in communications / IT infrastructure, will make it significantly easier to live anywhere and work anywhere in the region.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 01:59 PM   #363
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At the World Cities Summit 2012 in Singapore on 2012.07.02, Tōkyō Prefecture governor Ishihara Shintarō discussed how the Chūō Shinkansen maglev will create a giant megalopolis from Tōkyō to Ōsaka, defining a new type of urban structure that will be the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. With the maglev eventually linking Japan's three largest metropolitan areas end-to-end in less than one hour,
How many minutes are the Shinagawa-Osaka express maglev trains scheduled to take, exactly?
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Old July 9th, 2012, 04:14 PM   #364
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^ The projected travel time is 67 minutes with the fastest service.
Compared to the 140-150 minutes required for the Nozomi services today.
But that number is based on the planned operating speed of 500 km/h that exists today, who known they might go even faster in the future.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 04:29 PM   #365
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^ The projected travel time is 67 minutes with the fastest service.
Compared to the 140-150 minutes required for the Nozomi services today.
But that number is based on the planned operating speed of 500 km/h that exists today, who known they might go even faster in the future.
Well I believe there is still room since speed of maglev is directly connected to the switching frequency of polarity within the guidance electromagnet in which 500Km/h is achieved by a modest 50Hz where as the Transrapid system utilizes 250Hz.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 11:30 PM   #366
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The article quotes Ishihara as referencing 55 minutes, which is why I translated to "less than one hour". Of course, he could have just gotten the numbers wrong, but like everyone else here, I don't think it's unreasonable, given that they are projecting 2045 for Nagoya‒Ōsaka. Even assuming the schedule for that segment is accelerated to 2027, they'd definitely still have some time to increase the speed beyond 500 km/h if they wanted to.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 10:14 AM   #367
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Nozomi trains now take 1:34 for the trip Shinagawa-Nagoya, with 1 stop. How long have they been operating at 270 km/h?

Considering the track geometry of Tokaido Shinkansen, same since 1964, how long shall Tokaido Shinkansen Shinagawa-Nagoya take in 2026?

When shall Tohoku Shinkansen be sped up from 300 km/h to 320 km/h?
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Old July 10th, 2012, 12:21 PM   #368
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Nozomi trains now take 1:34 for the trip Shinagawa-Nagoya, with 1 stop. How long have they been operating at 270 km/h?

Considering the track geometry of Tokaido Shinkansen, same since 1964, how long shall Tokaido Shinkansen Shinagawa-Nagoya take in 2026?

When shall Tohoku Shinkansen be sped up from 300 km/h to 320 km/h?
you mixed up the thread
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=478269
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Old July 16th, 2012, 06:52 AM   #369
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JR Central working on maglev proposal for Northeast Corridor
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A small privately owned Washington company is lobbying to develop a high-speed rail system that would take passengers from the District to Baltimore in 15 minutes and to New York in an hour.

The Northeast Maglev, a downtown D.C. firm with 30 employees, is working with Central Japan Railway Co. — which operates the Shinkansen bullet train in Japan — to develop a maglev network that would connect Washington and New York, with stops in Baltimore, Wilmington and Philadelphia, including BWI Airport, Philadelphia International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. Eventually, the company wants to extend the line to Boston.

Trains that use maglev technology, or magnetic levitation, typically travel faster than traditional rail — Shanghai’s maglev train runs at an average of at least 139 miles per hour, compared to Acela Express that runs at an average 84 miles per hour. The only commercial maglev lines are in Aichi, Japan, and Shanghai. Maglev vehicles are suspended above the track and use magnetic propulsion.

The project is unrelated to a proposal by Amtrak to build a high-speed rail system in the region by 2040. Amtrak, which runs the Acela Express, last week released a $151 billion proposal to redevelop and build out a high-speed rail network that would enable travel between Philadelphia and New York in 37 minutes, and between Washington and New York in 94 minutes.

It is not the first time there’s been an interest in building a maglev system in the Northeast, but previous attempts were halted by lack of support from lawmakers and funding shortfalls. In 2001, officials with the Maryland Department of Transportation, the District of Columbia, Baltimore, Baltimore County and the Maryland Transit Administration formed the Baltimore-Washington Maglev Project, which competed for Federal Railroad Administration consideration to develop a 39-mile maglev line linking Camden Yard in Baltimore, BWI Airport and Union Station in D.C. But the project, which in 2007 was estimated to cost $5.1 billion, was cost-prohibitive and lacked legislative support, Maryland Transit Administration spokesman Terry Owens said.

Owens said Northeast Maglev has not yet met with anyone at MTA.

The Northeast Maglev project is still in its infancy, according to an attorney advising the company on regulatory and governmental issues.

“It hasn’t launched all the way yet,” said John Merrigan, who co-chairs the lobbying practice at DLA Piper, one of three lobbying firms Northeast Maglev has hired since March to track legislation impacting magnetic levitation transportation, including the transportation bill President Obama signed July 6. The two other lobbying firms are American Defense International and Commonwealth Research Associates, to whom the company has paid $10,000 and $8,400 in lobbying fees, respectively.

A spokeswoman for Northeast Maglev said it is “too early to discuss project details” and declined to comment on potential funding sources or a timeline for the project, saying only that company leaders are meeting with officials.

“The Northeast Corridor is an economic powerhouse, but gridlock threatens to constrain growth,” the company said in a statement. “It’s time for America to harness technology that is faster, cleaner and safer ... we believe that as the U.S. looks at transportation solutions to meet growing demand, it makes sense to invest in the most advanced technology that is proven and available.”

Northeast Maglev is not affiliated with Maglev Inc., the Pennsylvania company that, prior to declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2011, wanted to develop a maglev train from Pittsburgh International Airport to Greensburg, Penn.

An Amtrak spokesman said he has not seen Northeast Maglev’s plans.

One of the lobbyists affiliated with the project, Chris Brady of Commonwealth Research, agreed to pay $300 last month to settle a complaint brought by a Georgia government watchdog group before the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.

The watchdog group accused Brady of paying $17,000 for House Speaker David Ralston and his family to take a trip to Europe in 2010 without first registering as a lobbyist in Georgia that year. Brady, whose firm has lobbied for a maglev line between Atlanta and Chattanooga, missed the deadline to file disclosure reports required of lobbyists, the commission found. Brady’s attorney said he agreed to pay $300 to settle the matter, but denied wrongdoing.
More news on JR Central’s interest in developing its superconducting maglev technology for the Northeast Corridor.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 09:23 AM   #370
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As much I wish it would happen. It won't. Sadly
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 01:57 PM   #371
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Any news on the test track?
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Old October 18th, 2012, 07:50 AM   #372
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Nara Prefecture to conduct survey to determine location of maglev station
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/region/news...2120003-n1.htm

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 ■市町村首長にアンケート

 ■他の誘致構想も調査

 生駒、大和郡山の両市が誘致を表明しているリニア中央新幹線の中間駅について、荒井正吾知事は17日、県内39市町村の首長を対象にアンケートを実施したことを明らかにした。両市の誘致構想について意見を集約し、両市以外の誘致構想の有無などについても尋ねる内容。アンケート結果はJR東海に伝える。ただ、県の担当者は結果について「そのまま誘致先の決定となるわけではない」としている。

 県内市町村の首長が出席して9月、リニア中央新幹線をテーマに開かれた県・市町村長サミットで、生駒、大和郡山の両市長が、それぞれ誘致をアピールしたことを受け、アンケートを実施した。

 用紙はA4判1枚で、設問は5問。「両市に対する質問」や「リニア奈良駅の重視すべき機能や条件、設置場所の考え方」を尋ねているほか、2市以外の場所でも希望があれば記入できる欄を設けた。9月28日付で発送し、締め切りは10月19日としている。

 この日の定例会見で、荒井知事は「市町村長の意見を聞いて、県全体の民意を明らかにしたい」とアンケートの狙いを説明。

 結果については「利用者の利便性を考え、どこにすれば他の交通機関への接続、乗り継ぎ機能があるかということについて、客観的なデータを元に検証していきたい」と述べた。

 県の担当者は、他にも誘致を希望する首長が現れた場合や、特定の市町村に賛成が集中した場合などについて、「アンケートはあくまで参考意見。ほかにも県議の意見や、さまざまなデータも踏まえた上で総合的に判断したい」と話している。
Looks like its down to Ikoma City and Yamato Kōriyama City…
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The idea of a maglev line connecting Tokyo with Osaka is stunning.

When this line could open?
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Old October 18th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #374
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The idea of a maglev line connecting Tokyo with Osaka is stunning.

When this line could open?
If I'm not mistaken, they plan to open the section to Nagoya by 2027, and complete the line to Osaka in 2045.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 10:34 AM   #375
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How is the test track progressing?
When will it be open to public for joy rides?
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Old October 20th, 2012, 11:59 AM   #376
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When will it be open to public for joy rides?
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Construction work is under way to extend the test track from 18.4 kilometers to 42.8 kilometers by the end of fiscal 2013, and JR Tokai plans to begin accepting passengers on the test track once the work is completed
"end of fiscal 2013" it is March 2014
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Nara City pushes Gakken Toshi as third potential maglev station site
http://www.sankeibiz.jp/macro/news/1...1117007-n1.htm

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市長「学研都市が妥当」

 奈良市の仲川げん市長は23日の定例会見で、リニア中央新幹線の中間駅誘致に名乗りを挙げる方針を表明した。「市北部の学研都市(関西文化学術研究都市)が妥当」とし、奈良県に対して誘致先としての優位性をアピールするプレゼンテーションも実施したいとしている。中間駅には、すでに生駒、大和郡山の両市が名乗りを挙げており、今後の誘致合戦は三つ巴の構図となった。

 県内に設置予定の中間駅は、昭和48年の国の基本計画で「奈良市付近」と明記されながらも、奈良市はこれまで具体的な候補地を挙げた誘致を実施してこなかった。

会見で仲川市長は「計画には『奈良市付近』とあって、『生駒』とも『大和郡山』とも書いていない」と両市を牽制。「県内で(誘致の)小競り合いをしている場合ではなく、オール奈良で誘致できるように議論を進めるべきだ」とした。報道陣に「奈良が手を挙げるという意味か」と問われると、「実質誘致です」と答えた。

学研都市の優位性について、仲川市長は「地元にとっての利益だけでなく、利用者にとっての利便性や、企業としての採算性が重要だ」と指摘。誘致に向けて「生駒市、大和郡山市、県とも協議していきたい」と述べた。

奈良市の参戦について、生駒市の山下真市長は「在来線の既存駅に接続する形で、地上駅建設のまとまった用地を確保するのは困難」と課題を指摘する一方、「複数の候補地が優位性を主張し、県民の間で議論が高まるのは良いことだ」と歓迎。大和郡山市の上田清市長は、奈良市の誘致の具体的な中身が不明としたうえで、「これまで通り、大和郡山市としての考えを訴えていきたい」と冷静に受け止めた。

一方、県の担当者は「奈良市から具体的な場所や計画などの要望などがあれば、対応していきたい」と話している。
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Maglev will be operated by JR Tokai, or in order to emphasize on it's outstanding speed JR Maglev will be introduced?
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Both.

JR has been involved in the development of maglev technology in Japan for a long time now, and the so-called "JR superconducting maglev" is what will be used on the Chūō Shinkansen. JR Central (JR Tōkai) will be operating it, as it's in their territory and is a parallel service to the Tōkaidō Shinkansen.
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