The new Hayabusa shinkansen or bullet train departs from Aomori ...
Mar 5th, 2011
(Reuters) - The new Hayabusa shinkansen or bullet train departs from Aomori station in Aomori, northern Japan March 5, 2011. The new bullet train debuted on Saturday on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line which is the first new model deployed by the service's operator, East Japan Railway Co., since December 1997. It can travel at speeds of up to 300 km per hour and it has the longest nose of any shinkansen at 15 meters, Kyodo news reported. REUTERS/Kyodo (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY SCI TECH TRAVEL TRANSPORT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. YES -
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