East Japan Railway and West Japan Railway unveiled the image of the new Shinkansen bullet train for the new Shinkansen Line being constructed in the Hokuriku district that is scheduled into operation in 2014. Besides the streamline shape of the body, it has a very sophisticated interior design featured by harmony. In the interview, president of East Japan Railway emphasized the integration between the traditional beauty and the state-of-the-art technology of Japan.
A train of 12 cars has the maximum speed of 260 km/h. The braking ability is improved by 10% as a measure for earthquake. The new bullet train can travel between Tokyo and Kanazawa of the Hokuriku district in about 2 and half hours. Japan can be proud of its highly sophisticated railway technology both in hardware and software. It is hardly possible for foreigners to believe that the average delay of a Tokaido Shinkansen train between Tokyo and Osaka for a distance of 550 km is merely one tenth of a minute. That is, it is merely 6 seconds. In the busy hours, more than 10 bullet trains are traveling at 250 km/h simultaneously on the same 550 km-long rail. No fatal accident due to poor operation management has occurred since the inauguration in 1964. Amazing!
The image of the gorgeous interior design featured by the integration between the traditional beauty and state-of-the-art technology of Japan