Japans fastest bullet train : n700

3 07 2007

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The obsession never ends! Type N700, a new bullet train developed in Japan is said to be the fastest yet.

The n700 can hit speeds of up to 186mph (previous record was 168.5mph). This translates to a 2hr 25mins ride from Tokyo to Osaka. It uses a new form of Automatic Train Control (or ATC) to monitor the train’s speed and stability during curves in the track and also boasts a 30% increase in acceleration, which reduces the amount of time it takes to reach its maximum speed.

All that money to save 5 mins ! Oh wait.. was it the japs who said, time = money ?

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18 07 2007
jeff

Took it last week. Really nice and sleek. I found some vids of the n700 here
http://japansugoi.com/wordpress/japans-newest-shinkansen-bullet-train-the-n700-videos/

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