Top speed of Nozomi bullet trains to hit 285 kph

Dec 20, 2014

Top speed of Nozomi bullet trains to hit 285 kph

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) said Friday it will raise the maximum speed of the Nozomi bullet train service to 285 kph between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka stations next year thanks to advances in braking technology. JR Tokai, which operates the Tokaido Shinkansen Line, ...

Dec 8, 2014

Test runs start on new section of Hokuriku Shinkansen Line

Test runs started Monday for trains to be used on a new section of the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line that will reach Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, according to East Japan Railway Co. and West Japan Railway Co. JR East and JR West will continue testing the ...

Hokkaido bullet train cars tested ahead of 2016 debut

Dec 1, 2014

Hokkaido bullet train cars tested ahead of 2016 debut

Shinkansen carriages that will be used on a new route in Hokkaido are being put through their paces on the route’s newly laid tracks. Trial runs of the 10-car H5 series train began Monday ahead of the spring 2016 launch of the Hokkaido bullet ...

Sep 5, 2014

Japanese consortium vying for California high-speed rail project

A Japanese consortium that includes East Japan Railway Co. is determined to win a high-speed rail project in California, the company’s chairman said on Thursday. The Japanese team is ready to propose the nation’s Shinkansen bullet train system, which is known for its high ...

Jet maker enlists bullet train experts

Jun 26, 2014

Jet maker enlists bullet train experts

by Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda

The maker of Japan’s first jet airliner is counting on bullet train specialists to prevent further delays in completing the plane. Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has brought in rail project managers from parent Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. to tighten control of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet ...

Series W7 Hokuriku shinkansen unveiled

Jun 22, 2014

Series W7 Hokuriku shinkansen unveiled

West Japan Railway Co. has unveiled train cars that will be used on the Hokuriku Shinkansen high-speed rail line, which opens next spring. The Series W7 cars, which were shown to the media on Sunday at a rail yard in Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture, have ...

JR Tokai bullet trains may run faster in 2015

Dec 20, 2013

JR Tokai bullet trains may run faster in 2015

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) plans to raise the 270 kph speed limit on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line, President Yoshiomi Yamada said. The railway plans to let its new N700A bullet train run faster than 270 kph by spring 2015, but Yamada said ...

Dec 17, 2013

Hitachi angling to land deals for shinkansen systems in India

Hitachi Ltd. has set up an in-house company for marketing and procurement in a bid to win supply contracts related to shinkansen systems in India, Hitachi Executive Vice President Junzo Nakajima said in an interview. With a staff of some 10 employees, the in-house ...

Oct 11, 2013

Hokuriku line bullet trains christened

East Japan Railway Co. and West Japan Railway Co. have named four bullet trains that will run on the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line, which will connect Tokyo and Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, via Nagano, from spring 2015. The names — Kagayaki, Hakutaka, Tsurugi and Asama — ...