Event held to promote maglev railway between New York and Washington

NHK -- Feb 23

Businesspeople from Japan and the United States have organized an event to promote the construction of a magnetic levitation railway for the US East Coast.

The Central Japan Railway Company, or JR Tokai, and Northeast Maglev, a US firm in charge of the railway's development, held the event in New York on Wednesday.

The high-speed train is expected to travel the 360-kilometer distance between New York and Washington in about one hour.

Environmental assessment is currently underway for a 65-kilometer section between Baltimore and Washington with subsidies from the federal government.

JR Tokai has been building the levitating train line that will connect Shinagawa in Tokyo with Nagoya, central Japan. ...continue reading