The MagLev can travel at up to 500kph
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JR Tokai Offers Maglev Rides

Summer demonstration rides open to public

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Peter Sidell   - 1 min read

JR Tokai has announced that demonstration rides on its high-speed MagLev trains will be available for fourteen days in July and August this year.

The rides will be at the JR test facility in Tsuru, Yamanashi prefecture, and will cost ¥4320 for two seats. The duration will be 30 minutes, and the train will run at 500kph for up to four minutes.

Passengers can apply for tickets on the company's website until June 22.

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