E7 Series Shinkansen poster

E7 Series Shinkansen

The E7 series Shinkansen high-speed train was introduced in 2014 and operates on the Hokuriku and Joetsu Shinkansen lines. Based on the earlier E2 series trains, the E7 series trains are designed with a Japanese theme inside and out, combining futuristic styling with traditional design elements, the roof is finished in a sky blue colour, and the bodysides are ivory white with copper and sky blue lining.

The trains have a maximum design speed of 275 km/h (170 mph) but operate at a maximum speed of 260 km/h (160 mph) on the Hokuriku Shinkansen, limited to 240 km/h (150 mph) on the Joetsu Shinkansen tracks between Omiya and Takasaki, and to 110 km/h (70 mph) on the Tohoku Shinkansen tracks between Tokyo and Omiya. Increased power output enables the trains to maintain speeds of at least 210 km/h (130 mph) on the steep gradients of the Hokuriku Shinkansen.

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Poster of Hokuriku Shinkansen E7 Series

E7 Series Shinkansen mug