The Aichi Rapid Railway (a.k.a. LINIMO) meglev urbano
a bit differnt from 360S face
cockpit of 360Z
Shinkansen N-700.(called ''Aero Double Wingers')coming next year, now conducting a test run
Shinkansen Gallery Tokaido & Sanyo Shinkansens
Tohoku, Joetsu, Hokuriku, Akita & Yamagata Shinkansens
and its emergency air braking system (cat's ears)
Fastech cockpit (ultra-high tech!)
and brandnew type N-700
type N-700 cockpit
sexy type 500
type 500 cockpit (a bit outedated today)
good old type 700
type 700 cockpit
]Photos of Yamanashi Maglev Test Tracks
entrance of visitor center
Central Maglev Line (Tokyo-Osaka) georama
briefing before riding
going to the platform
starting to run
now running at over 500km per hour! (30 seconds after departure!!)
deceleration, still over 400km/h
coming to a halt
]Aerotrain: brandnew highspeed train technology developed by Tohoku Uni. [/b][/size]
test model, which succeeded in the operation at the speed of 300km/h (the technology itself is close to practical use)
Aerotrain is one of Japan's 'Millennium Projects' selected in the year of 2000.
Its assumed operational speed is 500 km/h (almost the same speed as Japan's cutting edge maglev, within one hour between Tokyo - Osaka), but its 'floating' system is quite different from the maglev. Aerotrain runs one meter from the ground under favor of air cushion called 'surface effect'.
The distinguishing characteristic of Aerotrain is eco-friendliness, no emission of harmful electromagnetic-waves. Its power source is solar battery panels and wind electricity placed on the guideways. Its electric power consumption is one-third of current Japan's bullet train (Shinkansen).
] skytrains/people movers in Metro Tokyo
Yokohama Seaside Line
Saitama New Urban Line
Seibu Yamaguchi line (access rail to Seibu Dome)
(Seibu Dome: the ballpark for the professional baseball team, the Seibu Lions)
Chiba Yamaman Line
monorails in Metro Tokyo
Chiba Urban Monorail
Yokohama Shonan Monorail
Tokyo Haneda Monorail
]Chiba Urban Monorail's #1 Line is to be extended again in the year of 2008 from Prefectural Govenment Bldg Stn to Municipal Hospital Stn/ Central Museum Stn.
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