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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, usually caps the Nozomi’s top speed to 270 kph but will raise the limit for 37 runs per day starting March 14. It will be the first time the speed limit has been raised on the line since March 1992.

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