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Japan's fastest Shinkansen bullet train finishes test run

06-18-2010 15:27 BJT

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The fastest Shinkansen bullet train in Japan has finished its test run, pulling up at the JR Shin-Aomori Station.

The train, known as "Hayabusa", has a maximum speed of 320 kilometers an hour. It's made up of 10 carriages, with the main body constructed from aluminum alloy. Japan Railway East is expected to introduce the new bullet train on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line between Tokyo and Shin-Aomori.

The high speed train will shorten the 670 kilometer trip to around 3 hours. Launched in 1964, the Shinkansen bullet train has become a profitable and vital transportation tool in Japan's railway network.

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