Published on June 19th,2009 at 11:32 AM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

JR Unveils Their E5 Shinkasen, Japan’s Fastest Ever Bullet Train

Yesterday the East Japan Railway Co, unveiled their fastest shinkasen, ever, the E5 series, which will be put in operation in March 2011 on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line.

The E5 Series has a 320km/h top speed but will initially drive at 300km/h until Spring 2013. The E5 will finally be capable of reaching the French TGV operation speed and allow passengers to reach Shin-Aomori from Tokyo in only 3hrs and 5 minutes.

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  • frog

    It looks sexy. I wish I can ride on the train/

  • Badeu


    The cool thing is that the race is far to be over with new train like JR’s E5 Shinkansen.

    We’re actually testing TGV’s successor here in France : the AGV.

    It will be able to reach speed of 360 km/h on normal service and I wish it will be able to break top speed record of 575 km/h.

  • Kurt

    The AGV ? interesting..especially since we all know how the french loooove to do things fast… 😀 how’s the 35h working week going? 😀

  • Kankuro

    Well, the TGV may be faster (and its tickets cheaper), the service has nothing to see with the japanese trains. First class in TGV is more like second class in Shinkansen. Pure technical performances are not everything. Unfortunately for me. I would love have such space for my legs and nice behaviour from the JR staff.

  • Lars

    If you ride on in the green car (first class) on JR the service is great and lot’s of space.

    just 30% in price form 2nd class money well spend.


  • markusoliverus

    I have been riding “the shinkansen” every week from Shinagawa to Shin-Osaka. My favorite is the latest of N700. Superb experience, the design, the speed, the ride, the works, the best!



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