• Kyodo News


Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) ran a bullet train late Monday evening carrying diplomats and railway officials from such countries as the United States, Britain and India in hopes of better marketing the technology overseas.

In the demonstration, which began at 11:40 p.m., the series N700 train, JR Tokai’s Nozomi express mainstay, ran between Maibara, Shiga Prefecture, and Kyoto at 330 kph, faster than its commercial service speeds.

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