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bikkuri bahn posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General DiscussionI came across this project in the Nikkei newspaper a couple days ago. It's still in the testing stages, but shows some promise. Apparently they are aiming for a more large-scale test application by 2020. excerpt: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/507/3/032035/pdf First test application, at the RTRI facility in Kokubunji: http://www.japanfs.org/en/news/archives/news_id034359.html Second test application, on the Izu Hakone Rlwy (first success on an operational rail line): http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/asia/superconducting-electrification-wires-on-test-in-japan.html?channel=540