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First Bullet Train with Foot Spas

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News Detail (RT @experiencejapan: First bullet train with foot spas to launch in #Japan in July 2014 http://t.co/PDTB0QiMh6 #travel #trains)
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Japanese High Speed Bullet Train - BBC Documentary

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Japan's New High Speed Bullet Train Hayabusa

http://www.hotstuffavenue.com/japan-new-bullet-train- Japan introduced New High Speed Bullet Train Hayabusa. It is shaped like a bullet and travels 300 kilom...
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"Dr. Yellow" Shinkansen - A Special Japanese Bullet Train

Shinkansen "Dr. Yellow" is a specially equipped bullet train in Japan. This train is used to check the bullet train lines and the entire high speed train sys...
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Tifa Riding the Bullet Train in China

http://Tifa.Tv ~ Come and ride with me on China's new bullet train. I will give you the full train tour from end to end. I'll even show you the bathroom! If ...
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Tokaido bullet trains to raise speed to 285 kph - Asahi Shimbun

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Tokaido bullet trains to raise speed to 285 kph
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Central Japan Railway Co. plans to raise the maximum speed of its Tokaido Shinkansen to 285 kph in spring 2015 from the current 270 kph. JR Central said Feb.
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Learning from Japan’s bullet trains

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Japan’s Shinkansen network is not only the oldest high-speed network in the world, it is also the safest, with zero passenger fatalities since the launch of the very first line in 1964.

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Japan High Speed Rail Shinkansen aka Bullet Trains

Japan High Speed Trains http://www.mobilegeeks.com Japan's High Speed Rail is the busiest in the world, with an average of 151 Million passengers a year. On ...

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Cynthia Pols's curator insight, July 14, 2013 6:17 PM

Cool video of Japanese HSR, inlcuding video of a rare HSR double decker.

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We Can Learn From The Success Of Japanese High-Speed Rail

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Japan’s Shinkansen high-speed rail line network of bullet trains began operation in 1964, and it is the oldest and safest high-speed rail line in the world.  So how’d they do it?

The Shinkansen high-speed rail line network has a top speed range of 149-200 mph, and consists of 1,483.6 miles of track in Japan.

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Hayabusa Shinkansen - Fastest Bullet Train in Japan as of May 2013

Hayabusa Shinkansen (Japanese Bullet Train) is currently the fastest bullet train Japan clocking speeds of 320 kmph. It is a service between JR Tokyo station...
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Floating by at 311mph Japanese 'Maglev' bullet train undergoes its first successful test run.Mail

The train uses state-of-the-art technology to hit speeds of 311mph, and the teams behind the operation aim to have an established track from Tokyo to Osaka b...
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E5 Series Bullet Train, Japan

E5 Series Bullet Train, Japan. Though the train could run up to speeds of 400kmph during test runs, its top speed was fixed to 320kmph for passenger and envi...
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Celebrating 50 years of Japan's Shinkansen 'bullet train' - Lonely Planet

Celebrating 50 years of Japan's Shinkansen 'bullet train' - Lonely Planet | Japan Assignment IST | Scoop.it
Read Celebrating 50 years of Japan's Shinkansen 'bullet train' by Lonely Planet (Happy birthday Shinkansen! Missing Japan reading this! Awesome trains!
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The evolution of Japan’s high-speed Shinkansen

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Japan's bullet trains have been transporting passengers around the country for half a century, but how have the trains developed over the decades.

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Cynthia Pols's curator insight, June 15, 2013 1:37 AM

Great photos of high-speed trains in Japan over the past 50 years.

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Speed record set as two new bullet trains begin service from Tokyo

Speed record set as two new bullet trains begin service from Tokyo | Japan Assignment IST | Scoop.it

TOKYO, March 17 (UPI) -- Two new bullet trains went into service in Japan this weekend, raising the maximum speeds possible on their respective routes, rail officials said.

A Hayabusa E5 Series train promptly set a new Japanese speed record of 320 kilometers per hour (291.6 miles per hour) on the Tohoku Shinkansen line, eclipsing the previous record of 300 kph (273.4 mph) and tying the world record set in France.

The added speed cut the average trip from Tokyo to the Shin-Aomori stations to less than 3 hours.

A big crowd turned out at a Tokyo rail station to see a second new train off on its maiden run from Tokyo to Akita.

The Super Komachi E6 Series train pulled out of the JR Tokyo Station right on time Saturday with a gaggle of rail buffs snapping pictures. "The bright red color is original and looks so beautiful," Susumu Yabe, 65, told the Yomiuri Shimbun. "I hope this new train becomes a reason for many people to visit the earthquake-hit area."

The speedy Super Komachi E6 Series can reach speeds of 300 kilometers an hour (273.4 miles per hour), about slightly faster than the curre


Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2013/03/17/Japan-deploys-two-new-bullet-trains/UPI-73691363533222/#ixzz2NpSfsK3h


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Faster than a speeding bullet: Japan places future bet on maglev trains

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The image of the Shinkansen bullet train streaking past Mount Fuji is a powerful part of the iconography of the resurgent post-war Japan.

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TRIA Ingeniería's curator insight, December 23, 2013 2:48 AM

Maglev keep on producing some controversy. In spite of this Japan keeps on thinking of it as a good alternative.... Is really it?....

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