In Japan, a new version of the super-fast train was shown, which will be used on the Shinkansen tracks. According to official data, the novelty did not make a breakthrough in the technical issue, however, it promises all passengers a fundamentally new level of comfort.
It's worth starting with what the legendary Shinkansen railway network really is. Translated from Japanese, this word means "new highway". Today, it is a network of high-speed railways, entangling almost the entire country. This engineering marvel belongs to Japan Railways. The first line was opened back in 1964, especially for the Summer Olympics. Its length is 515 km. The road stretches from Tokyo to Osaka. It has 17 stations. By the way, Shinkansen trains. The locals themselves call it "bullet trains".
It is curious that initially the track was conceived as a railway for round-the-clock transportation of passengers. However, today the Shinkansen is closed at night. From 00:00 to 6:00 in the morning, it is closed for maintenance. The network of high-speed railways envelops the whole of Japan, linking the largest cities of the country.
The tracks are designed for the use of modern trains with a speed of 260 km / h. Not so long ago, Japan modernized all the old lines, as a result of which they began to support trains with a speed of up to 285-320 km / h. Modernization and development of the Shinkansen is ongoing. The distance of 515 km, taking into account the stops, the bullet train travels in 2.5 hours. By 2020, the Japanese want to increase the speed of all lines to 360 km / h.
The new N700S train was specially made for the 2020 Summer Olympics. He did not become faster than his predecessors. Even today, most trains can travel faster than the railroad can handle. On the other hand, it has become much more beautiful and more convenient for the passengers themselves. The head part of the novelty has become even more like a futuristic car. Distinct front fenders have been added to improve the aerodynamic properties of the train.
It is also known that the new N700S will consist of only 12 cars, instead of the usual Japanese and 16. The creators also said that the new generation of trains has become much quieter and more economical. The top speed of such a train is 320 km / h.
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