The Central Japan Railway to be in about four years to introduce new high-speed train that will be lighter and consume 7% less electricity than newer types in operation, the company announced on Friday.
N700S “is the rolling stock is an innovative product, he will fast forward [technology],” President Koei Tsuge at a press conference on that day. Although he did not specify the size of the investment, making it the mainstay of the company that the train will pass well north of 100 billion yen ($ 977 million).
The new train will run on the Tokaido Shinkansen line linking Tokyo and Osaka, which represents 90% of revenues from fees for the company. The model will be the focus of a high-speed maglev train line opened in 2027. automotive service model N700S to be completed in the spring of 2018, with service to begin from the financial year ending March 2021.
Higher operating speeds clocking in at 285kph on the Tokaido line, unchanged from N700A, the latest version introduced in 2013.
A set of 16 N700S car weighs 20 tons less than the train is made up of the same number of cars N700A and about 300 tons less than the series 0, the first model Shinkansen. 700 tons weight threshold will drop for the first time. Design of the car with the front edges that reduce the amount of noise and improve aerodynamic performance.
The Central Japan Railway
Weight reduction is a result of joint efforts of technological development, which began four years ago with Toshiba and Hitachi, two large electronics companies. It will reduce the payment systems in the lower part of the car through the use of semiconductors in power on the basis of silicon carbide.
All seats have electrical outlets for passengers to charge mobile devices. Cars come also equipped with a large ion small-capacity lithium batteries, so that people can use the spa even during power outages.
N700S trains can accommodate different lengths. The company, known as JR Tokai, and provide technical support for the project Shinkansen in Texas, and implement orders to replace the rolling stock shop in Taiwan. “They can be used in Texas and Taiwan” Tsuge both sites use shorter trains that what you see on the Tokaido line, and N700S.