JR-Maglev is a magnetic levitation train system developed by the Central Japan Railway Company and Railway Technical Research Institute (association of Japan Railways Group). JR-Maglev MLX01 (X means "experimental") is one of the latest designs of a series of Maglev trains in development in Japan since the 1970s. It is composed of a maximum 5 cars to run on the Yamanashi Maglev Test Line. On December 2, 2003, a three-car train set attained a maximum speed of 581 km/h (361 mph) (world speed record for railed vehicles) in a manned vehicle run.

Fundamental technology elements

Relative passing speed between two trains

ee also

* Aérotrain
* Chūō Shinkansen
* High-speed rail
* Land speed record for railed vehicles
* Magnetic levitation train
* Shinkansen
* Transrapid


* [http://www.osti.gov/bridge/product.biblio.jsp?query_id=0&page=0&osti_id=10150166 Study of Japanese Electrodynamic-Suspension Maglev Systems]

External links

Research and Government

* [http://www.rtri.or.jp/index.html Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI)]
* [http://www.rtri.or.jp/rd/maglev/html/english/maglev_frame_E.html RTRI Maglev Systems Development Department]
* [http://www.rtri.or.jp/rd/maglev/html/english/mlx01_E.html RTRI MLX01]
* [http://jr-central.co.jp/english.nsf/index Central Japan Railway Company]
* [http://jr-central.co.jp/eng.nsf/english/chuo_shinkansen Central Japan Railway Company - Chuo Shinkansen]
* [http://jr-central.co.jp/eng.nsf/english/maglev Central Japan Railway Company - Superconducting Maglev]
* [http://linear.jr-central.co.jp/ Central Japan Railway Company - Linear Express]
* [http://www.linear-chuo-exp-cpf.gr.jp/ Linear Chuo Express (in Japanese)]
* [http://www.linear-chuo-exp-cpf.gr.jp/kidsweb/index.html Linear Chuo Express for kids website (in Japanese)]
* [http://www.pref.aichi.jp/kotsu/rinia/index_e.html Linear Chuo Shinkansen Project]
* [http://www.pref.yamanashi.jp/cgi-bin/linear/link.cgi Other Japanese Maglev Links]
* [http://www.pref.yamanashi.jp/cgi-bin/linear/index.cgi Yamanashi Linear Express Fan Club (in Japanese)]

Unofficial and media

* [http://magnetbahnforum.de/index.php?id=423,0,0,1,0,0 JR Maglev system pictures and infos]
* [http://mlx01.fc2web.com/ A site with MLX01 video and photo (in Japanese)]
* [http://gvideo.eizou.pref.yamanashi.jp/real/event/Linear2003.ram MLX01 Video]
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2926400396387878713 Another MLX01 video]
* [http://www.maglev.in Photos of the japanese, chinese and german maglevs]

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