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Train Traffic Control System On Yamanashi Maglev Test Line

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000621

Volume

50

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

839 kb

Author(s)

K. Morishita, M. Hirakawa & T. Nakashima

Abstract

Train traffic control system on the Yamanashi Maglev test line K. Morishita*, M. Hirakawa*, T.Nakashima^ Central Japan Railway Company, Japan. ^Railway Technical Research Institute, Japan. Abstract The running tests of the Superconducting Maglev in Yamanashi prefecture have been proceeded steadily since April 3, 1997. The results, the world record of 552km/h on April 14, 1999 and the relative speed of l,003km/h obtained during passing tests on November 16, 1999, show that the system has no technical problems and is ready for practical use. The Yamanashi Maglev Test Line system differs from the conventional railway system,the characteristic of the Maglev driving system is long stator system which controls vehicles from the ground, one power conversion system can control only one train and an electromagnetic force levitates the vehicle to enable the train to run at a high speed without even touching the groundbased at all. In order to ensure safety and realize high-speed large

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