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E6 Series Shinkansen poster wall art print

E6 Series Shinkansen

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.

E5 Series Shinkansen Hayabusa high speed bullet train

E5 Series Shinkansen

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.

E4 Series Shinkansen poster

E4 Series Shinkansen

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.

Shinkansen E3 Series poster

E3 Series 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.

E2 Series Shinkansen poster

E2 Series Shinkansen

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.

E1 Series Shinkansen bullet train poster

E1 Series 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.

800 Series Shinkansen poster

800 Series 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

400 Series Shinkansen Tsubasa poster

400 Series Shinkansen

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.

200 Series Shinkansen poster wall art

200 Series 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

N700 Series Shinkansen poster wall art print

N700 Series Shinkansen

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.

700 Series Shinkansen Hikari Rail Star train poster

700 Series Shinkansen

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.