Wednesday, 5 July 2017

India may get bullet train by 2019

The speed of trains on Chuo Shinkansen line will be more than 500 kilometers per hour and initially trains will run between Tokyo and Nagoya (central Japan), which will later be extended to Osaka (Western Japan).

New Delhi: JR East, Japan's railway company, will start testing a new model of Shinkansen bullet train by 2019, with maximum speed of 360 kilometers per hour. Railway Company spokesperson said that in advance, the Advanced Labs for Frontline Activity (ALFA-X) will work as a basis for the new generation of Japanese bullet train and the company's plan is to bring the train to the level by 2030. 

According to a report by news agency Efe News, the new model of the Railways will be faster than JR East's E5 series. At present, the fastest Shikansen train runs at 320 kmph. The first prototype of the new model will be 10 coaches.



The operation of the new generation of the Japanese bullet train will begin when the proposed high speed line will be expanded to the streets of Hokkaido. Meanwhile, JR Central, JR East, is also developing a super high-speed magnetic levitation (Maglev) train whose commercial operation will start from 2027. The speed of trains on Chuo Shinkansen line will be more than 500 kilometers per hour and initially trains will run between Tokyo and Nagoya (central Japan), which will later be extended to Osaka (Western Japan).

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