05 Mar '11, 1am

Japan launches Hayabusa bullet train

Japan launches Hayabusa bullet train

TOKYO: Japan's latest bullet train, the thin-nosed "Hayabusa" or Falcon, made its 300 kilometre per hour (186 mph) debut Saturday, boasting a luxury carriage modelled on airline business class. Japan has built up a network of cutting-edge Shinkansen train lines since the 1960s that criss-cross the island nation and now hopes to sell the infrastructure technology abroad, including to the United States. The latest ultra-fast tech-marvel makes two trips a day from Tokyo to Aomori, a scenic rural backwater on the northern tip of the main Honshu island that has until now been off Japan's bullet train map. It also makes one more trip a day to Sendai, located between Tokyo and Aomori. The green-and-silver E5 series Hayabusa travels at up to 300 kilometres per hour to make the 675 kilometre trip in three hours and 10 minutes. From next year, it will push its top speed to 320 kilom...

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Japan launches 'Hayabusa' bullet train

Japan launches 'Hayabusa' bullet train

asiaone.com 05 Mar '11, 9am

TOKYO, JAPAN - Japan's latest bullet train, the thin-nosed "Hayabusa" or Falcon, made its 300 kilometre per hour (186 mph)...

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