“Chuo Shinkansen” is the name of a new bullet train line using maglev technology. The distance between Tokyo and Osaka(550km) will be covered in less than one hour!. Isn’t it amazing? Sometimes I spend more time moving between stations inside Tokyo. They will finish the construction by 2030.
Tokyo and Osaka are connected with a Shinkansen line since 1964. You can travel from Tokyo to Osaka in 2:30 hours, the Nozomi trains are the ones with the highest average speed in the world. More than 300 hundred trains travel from Tokyo to Osaka every day transporting nearly half million passengers. Some trains have 16 wagons and are able to carry around 2.000 passengers. The average delay in the last 40 years is only 20 seconds. It’s like these two cities are connected by a metro line.
The new “Chuo Shinkansen” will connect even more these two megalopolis. There is already a test track working, and here is one of the tests showing a train moving at speeds near 600km/h: