The 500 series Shinkansen high-speed train operated on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines since 1997 and were designed to be capable of 320 km/h (200 mph) but operated at 300 km/h (185 mph). Advertisements
The 300 series operated on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines between 1992 and 2012. When first introduced, they were used on the fastest Nozomi services, being capable of 270 km/h (170 mph). As more were delivered they replaced earlier 100 series units on the… Read More
The 100 series Shinkansen high-speed train operated between 1984 and 2012 on the Tokaido Shinkansen and Sanyo Shinkansen high-speed lines. Though introduced after the 200 series trains, they are named 100 series because at the time of production,
The Tokyo Metro Ginza Line is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan. The official name is Line 3 Ginza Line. It is 14.3 km long and serves the wards of Shibuya, Minato, Chūō, Chiyoda, and Taitō. The line holds the distinction of being the oldest… Read More
Retro typography styled Japanese train station sign, design includes Hiragana, Kanji and Romaji station name plus names of adjacent stations below.
The Midosuji Line is a rapid transit line in Osaka, Japan, operated by the Osaka Municipal Subway. Constructed under Midosuji, a major north-south street, it is the oldest line in the Osaka subway system and the second oldest in Japan, following the Tokyo Metro Ginza… Read More
The SNCF TGV Sud-Est or TGV-PSE is a French high speed TGV train built by Alstom and operated by SNCF, the French national railway company.
Doctor Yellow is the nickname for the high-speed test trains that are used on the Japanese Shinkansen (“Bullet Train”) dedicated express passenger train routes.
InterCity 125 was the brand name of British Rail’s diesel-powered High Speed Train (HST) fleet, which was built from 1975 to 1982 and was introduced in 1976.
The Yamanote Line is a railway loop line in Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).
As of October 2016, the Yamanote line’s services were operated exclusively by a fleet of 50 11-car E231-500 series EMUs, which were phased in from April 21, 2002. These trains originally each included two “six-door cars” with six pairs of doors per side and bench… Read More
In the early 1970s London Transport placed an order for a new fleet of trains to replace the 1959 stock, the 1938 stock and 1962 stock vehicles which previously operated on the Piccadilly line.