Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Shinkansen:Japan's Five Fastest Regular Super Express Trains
Celebrating the Shinkansen! "Be Ambitious" by Cloe.
Japan's five fastest super express trains are (drumroll):
500 Series Top speed 300 km/h (186 mph)
700 Series Top speed 285 km/h (178 mph)
E2 Series Top speed 275 km/h (171 mph)
E3 Series Top speed 275 km/h (171 mph)
300 Series Top speed 270 km/h (169 mph)
More over at Treehugger. I note that you could travel the distance between New York and Los Angeles in little over 8 hours if they had the 500 Shinkansen up and running, at 300 km/h (186 mph). Love the design by German company Neumeister.
Use this Converter Website to get all kinds of data. Such as: Travelling at 300 km/h, you could go from Moscow to Beijing, a distance of 5,806 km, in about 20 hours. Or Berlin to Madrid, 1,871 km, in just over 6 hours. Tokyo to Seoul? 1,159 km, or just under 4 hours by the super express train.