High-Speed Railways and Development in Japan

by Ryuji Sakamoto, East Japan Railway Co, Tokyo, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pacific Rim TransTech Conference—Volume II: International Ties, Management Systems, Propulsion Technology, Strategic Highway Research Program


There is a need to develop an environmentally friendly railway in response to society's needs, implement high-speed operations on existing tracks, and develop a high-quality, high-speed railway network. STAR21 and WIN350, experimental high-speed rolling stock, is being developed. The features of STAR21 are noise reduction and optimum shape, performance for stabilized high-speed operations, light weight, and high-speed current collection.

Subject Headings: High-speed rail | Railroad tracks | Environmental issues | Noise pollution | Social factors | Rapid transit systems | Transportation management | Urban development | Japan | Asia

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