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Traditional Shinkansen vs Maglev

The history of Shinkansen, also known as the bullet train, goes back to the early 60s. This is when the first of its kind, the 0 Series Shinkansen, started operating on the Tokyo-Osaka line. The first bullet train was a pioneer of its time operating at speeds of 210 km/h ...

Japanese Maglev Evolution 1972 - 2020

Japan has been researching maglev technology since the beginning of the 60's with a clear goal of creating a super fast connection between Tokyo and Osaka within less than an hour. The Japanese National Railways (JNR) started their research on a magnetic levitation railway system in 1962. The development of ...

The Six Operational Maglev Lines in 2018

You have most probably heard about the Shanghai Maglev line, the fastest operating commercial train, but did you know that there are another five maglev lines in the world for public use? There are two more in China, two in South-Korea and one in Japan. In this article we list ...

Fastest Trains in the World

2020 Update We’ve all heard about the Japanese Bullet trains, the French TGV and the Shanghai Maglev but which one is fastest? There’s only one way to find out: read below. We have updated the list for 2020.

Abandoned Maglev Projects

We have collected the most famous Maglev lines in the world that have either came to a halt or never seen the daylight. In all cases the number one reason was the high cost, but the stories are very different. One Swiss project and three from the home of Transrapid, ...