The Future of High-Speed Train

Takashi ENDO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E88-D   No.12   pp.2625-2629
Publication Date: 2005/12/01
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DOI: 10.1093/ietisy/e88-d.12.2625
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (IEICE/IEEE Joint Special Section on Autonomous Decentralized Systems)
railway,  speed up,  environment,  

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High-speed intercity railways have grown into profitable business, achieving a renaissance in rail transport. High-speed railways need constant updating to new systems if they are to be winners in this age of competing transportation modes. In view of that situation, JR East started an R&D project to achieve even faster speed--more than 300 km/h. A test train that can run at an operational speed of 360 km/h is under development, and JR East plans to commence high-speed tests in the summer of 2005.