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Disadvantages of JR-Maglev[edit]

JR-Maglev systems get affected easily by snow, ice or severe cold. (talk) 05:28, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

By all means, find a reliable source for that assertion, and add it to the article. Tim PF (talk) 07:22, 27 June 2011 (UTC)


So, the term "JR-Maglev" isn't a thing. Nowhere in JR Central's English literature is the system referred to as anything but the SCMAGLEV (all caps) or the Superconducting Maglev. See: SCMAGLEV and Railway Park (, references to the system in their Data Books ( The only place that the term JR-Maglev is used is on Wikipedia and unofficial blogs and such that are referencing this page.

I can confirm this as a representative of a firm working directly with JR Central in the U.S. We are told to use the term 'SCMAGLEV' in all marketing materials. The disconnect on Wikipedia has caused quite a bit of confusion.

I created a page for 'SCMAGLEV' and redirected it to this page for the time being, but unless there is objection, I plan to swap the names, so that JR-Maglev redirects to 'SCMAGLEV' instead, and "SCMAGLEV" becomes the focus of the article. --Pdovak (talk) 16:02, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

I agree with your comments about the apparently fictional "JR-Maglev" name, and have gone ahead and boldly moved the article to "SCMaglev". Note that the stylistic "SCMAGLEV" in all-caps is a non-starter on Wikipedia, as it contravenes our manual of style guidelines at WP:MOSCAPS and WP:MOSTM, even if JR Central likes to write it as "SCMAGLEV". --DAJF (talk) 01:04, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

WJR crash[edit]

Should there not be at least a small reference to the crash caused by WJR's cultural obsession with speed of service? This article feels a little like a corporate puff-piece on tech progress, with no historical or cultural context. (talk) 09:04, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

relative passing speed record[edit]

The article has a chart on this without any explanation and even links the term to another article, but that doesn't even mention it. --Espoo (talk) 13:45, 4 June 2016 (UTC)