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. Advertisements
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.
The 200 series Shinkansen was introduced in 1982 on the Tohoku and Joetsu Shinkansen rail lines in Japan and operated until 2013. The 200 Series resembled the earlier 0 and 100 series trains but were lighter and more powerful, since these two lines are mountain… 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