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Tokyo - Shinkansen

On TE we see occasionally a picture of a steam train. Recently on one of Beverley's pictures.
That reminded me that I also had a train picture I wanted to show already for a long time but for some reason I’ve always postponed it.

However, not a picture with the charm of the old steam trains. But a tribute to the Japanese high-speed trains that take you in no time throughout the country.

Most high-speed trains in Japan are white. I was lucky to find a red train next to a green one.

From Wikipedia:

The Shinkansen (新幹線, new trunk line), colloquially known in English as the bullet train, is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan operated by five Japan Railways Group companies.

The original Tōkaidō Shinkansen, connecting the largest cities of Tokyo and Osaka, is the world's busiest high-speed rail line.
Carrying 151 million passengers per year (March 2008), and at over 5 billion total passengers it has transported more passengers than any other high-speed line in the world.

The service on the line operates much larger trains and at higher frequency than most other high speed lines in the world. At peak times, the line carries up to thirteen trains per hour in each direction with sixteen cars each (1,323-seat capacity and occasionally additional standing passengers) with a minimum headway of three minutes between trains.

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