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Nozomi, the fastest train service operated on the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train line, marked the 30th anniversary Monday of its launch in March 1992, with the cumulative number of passengers reaching some 1.3 billion.

The Nozomi superexpress train service has attracted a growing number of passengers, featuring high speeds that can achieve a travel time as short as 2½ hours between Tokyo Station and Shin-Osaka Station.

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