Double-decker bullet trains soon to be phased out

Mar 25, 2017

Double-decker bullet trains soon to be phased out

The last double-decker bullet trains on the Joetsu Shinkansen Line connecting Tokyo and Niigata will be withdrawn from service in a few years, a railway source said Saturday. East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) plans to replace the E4 series, the last remaining two-deck ...

Nozomi shinkansen marks 25 years as vital transport artery

Mar 14, 2017

Nozomi shinkansen marks 25 years as vital transport artery

The Nozomi bullet train service, a crucial transport artery connecting major cities — making more than 200 trips every day between Tokyo to Osaka alone — marked its 25th anniversary Tuesday. Nozomi trains from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka arrive every few minutes at major stations ...