JR Tokai to offer Maglev test rides

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JR Tokai to offer Maglev test rides

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JR Tokai will offer the general public the experience of riding on an improved test train car for the planned Chuo Shinkansen magnetic levitation line
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2022-01-10 Chuo Shinkansen
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Source: The Japan Times https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/ ... est-rides/ Accessed: 2022-01-10
Nagoya – Central Japan Railway Co., or JR Tokai, will offer the general public the experience of riding on an improved test train car for the planned Chuo Shinkansen magnetic levitation line for the first time this spring, President Shin Kaneko said in a recent interview.

The improved maglev train car, which started test runs in Yamanashi Prefecture in August 2020, will provide “a more comfortable ride with the improved interior and seats,” Kaneko said. “We hope you will experience the future of maglev transportation.”

The previous test car had been used for test rides by the public until 2019. After the improved one was introduced, the company suspended such opportunities to focus on collecting data on the new car.

Meanwhile, Kaneko reiterated the view that it will be difficult to open the Chuo Shinkansen line in 2027 as scheduled, referring to a construction delay on a section in Shizuoka Prefecture due to a water resource issue involving the Oi River.

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He declined to mention a new construction schedule for the maglev line.
Source: The Japan Times https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/ ... est-rides/ Accessed: 2022-01-10

Note: As in previous years, it is likely that only Japanese nationals will be selected for rides. Non-Japanese have not been admitted so far, except for invited business contacts.
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JR Tokai postpones Maglev test rides

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On January 21, JR Tokai announced that it would postpone the public test ride of an improved version of the Linear Central Shinkansen. The company had announced that it would hold the event this spring, but will reconsider the timing in light of the spread of the new coronavirus.

 The improved test vehicle has been undergoing test runs at the Yamanashi Linear Test Center (Tsuru City, Yamanashi Prefecture) since August 2020, but until now, the public has not been able to experience it.

Info based on: https://trafficnews.jp/post/114741 Accessed: 2022-01-21
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