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,
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.
The 0 series trains were the first Shinkansen trainsets built to run on Japan’s new Tōkaidō Shinkansen high-speed line which opened in Japan in 1964.