Testing Stations and Centers
RTRI has a large-scale low noise wind tunnel, which claims low-noise performance of 75 dB in 300 km/h operation and high wind velocity characteristics up to 400 km/h.
Shiozawa snow testing station performs a range of tests and analyses on the phenomena of snow/icing and disaster prevention measures.
Civil Engineering Testing
Hino civil engineering testing station is promoting research and development into track structures that reduce noise, vibration and maintenance costs.