The Advanced Passenger Train (APT) was a tilting high speed train developed in the 1970s and early 1980s for use on the West Coast Main Line (WCML). The WCML contained many curves, and the APT pioneered the concept of active tilting to address these, a… Read More
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 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 N700 series Shinkansen high-speed was developed jointly by JR Central and JR-West for use on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines since 2007, and also operated by JR Kyushu on the Kyushu Shinkansen line.
The 700 series Shinkansen high-speed train was jointly developed by JR Central and JR-West for use on both Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines. The 700 series was built between 1997 and 2006, and entering service in 1999.
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).
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