Japan

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logisticsJapan: integrated railways but a contrasting railway policy
12/07/2020 – We know little about Japan and its railway policy, which is often the subject of various fantasies. Contrary to European countries, there is not a single national railway but dozens of integrated railways at local and regional level. Some make many money while others suffer from the depopulation of rural areas and an ageing population.


Shinkansen_02Why are Japanese trains so punctual?
– 03/22/2020 – The Japanese are clearly the world champions in punctuality for all trains. But why is that and how do they do it? Explanations.


Laview_3This is the new commuter train
– 09/22/2019 – Since last March, new Emus with an unusual design have been operating on two railway lines in the Tokyo area. Hitachi is the builder. An inspiration for our trains in Europe?


Maglev_10Are futuristic maglev trains could revolutionize railways ?
06/17/2019 – While the world looks at Hyperloop projects with caution, it is useful to look at another railway technology: magnetic levitation, which Europe seems to have definitively cancelled …


Alfa-X05/28/2019 – New Bullet Train Model ‘Supreme’ Hits Record Speed in Test Run – The N700s — the suffix stands for ‘supreme’ — is lighter and uses less energy than current designs, as well as boasting additional safety features in case of earthquakes. (Bloomberg)


Tokyo-commutersDear railway commuters : be glad you’re not japanese !
06/25/2018 – Tired of your commuter life, standing up, squeezed in a bad train to get to the center of London or New York? You hate the Thameslink? Be grateful not to be Japanese! By reading these lines, you will realize that you are finally a privileged person. Diving into another world, far from home.


1a9ee-maglev-japanJapan : the Maglev reaches 603km/hr and a new line of 286 kilometers is building
01/28/2016 – Last week, it has been announced by Japan Railways’ Operator JR that Maglev, the train which works with the technology of magnetic elevation, has reached 603 km/hr, according to the test results conducted. A plan was decided to build the first commercial line of such trains with a length of 286 km between Tokyo and Nagoya.