The E7 series Shinkansen high-speed train was introduced in 2014 and operates on the Hokuriku and Joetsu Shinkansen lines.
The E6 series Shinkansen high-speed train operates on Komachi “mini-shinkansen” services on the Tohoku and Akita Shinkansen from Tokyo to Akita. Technology incorporated in the E6 seeries is derived from the experimental Fastech 360Z train previously tested by JR East.
Derived from the experimental Fastech 360S train tested by JR East, the E5 series Shinkansen high-speed train is operated on the Tohoku Shinkansen services since 5 March 2011 and on Hokkaido Shinkansen services since 26 March 2016.
The E4 series shinkansen bullet train is the second series of double-decker Shinkansen trainsets, operating on the Tōhoku, Jōetsu Shinkansen, and occasionally Nagano Shinkansen.
The E3 series Shinkansen was built for Komachi services on the new Akita Shinkansen “mini-shinkansen” line, a regular 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow-gauge line re-gauged to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge.
The E2 series Shinkansen operated on the Tohoku and Hokuriku Shinkansen high-speed lines in 8 and 10 car sets and operate at a maximum speed of 275 km/h (170 mph) on the Tohoku Shinkansen and 260 km/h (160 mph) on the Hokuriku Shinkansen.
The E1 series Shinkansen was in service from July 1994 until September 2012 and were the first double-decker trains built for Japan’s Shinkansen.
The 800 series Shinkansen was introduced in 2004 on the Tsubame service for the Kyushu Shinkansen high-speed rail line. The 800 series maximum design speed is 285 km/h (177 mph) though in service operates at a maximum speed of 260 km/h (160 mph). Following the… Read More
The 400 series Shinkansen high-speed operated between 1992 and 2010 on Japan’s first mini-shinkansen line, the Yamagata Shinkansen branch from the main Tohoku Shinkansen.