U.S.-Japan MAGLEV, LLC is a U.S. company that is working to introduce the world’s fastest train system — JRC’s Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) — as the best high-speed ground transportation solution to selected international markets, including the United States. The Superconducting Maglev system is the most technologically advanced high-speed rail in the world offering the fastest, safest, and most environmentally friendly, reliable and efficient total system solution to the world’s transportation challenges.

The Superconducting Maglev is the world’s fastest train.  This internationally acclaimed, cutting-edge technology that is unique to Japan is now available for export to the United States and internationally.  Unlike conventional railway systems, the SCMAGLEV accelerates and decelerates not by adhesion between wheel and rail, but through a magnetic force generated between the onboard superconducting magnets and ground coils.  This enables a stable ultra-high-speed operation exceeding 311 miles per hour (500km/h).

Research on a totally new levitated transportation system began in 1962, and Central Japan Railway Company began running tests on the Yamanashi Maglev Test Line in 1997.  Wide ranges of technologies of the Superconducting Maglev system have been developed with superior results.  In July 2009, the Government of Japan (Maglev Technological Practicality Evaluation Committee under Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) validated that the SCMAGLEV is ready for revenue service:  “The technologies of the Superconducting Maglev have been established comprehensively and systematically, which makes it possible to draw up detailed specifications and technological standards for revenue service.”  As a result, JRC is now finalizing plans to extend the existing SCMAGLEV line to provide passenger service along the 178 mile route linking the cities of Tokyo and Nagoya.  Passenger service is expected to begin by 2027.

Superconducting Maglev

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