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Taiwan to buy N700s
bikkuri bahn posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General DiscussionBeen awhile since the last news of a big sale of rolling stock for export. 12x12 car sets of N700s to THSR. full article: https://japannews.yomiuri.co.jp/business/economy/20230317-97865/ JR Tokai TV CM promoting the introduction of service of the N700s two years ago:
Tokaido Shinkansen night testing 360km/h- lineside at night and in the rain
bikkuri bahn posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General DiscussionFootage from earlier this year of the testing done between Maibara and Kyoto, at speeds up to 360km/h. Note how appreciably different the passing speed is between the revenue service top speed of 285 km/h and the trial 360 km/h. The nighttime environment is also nicely atmospheric.
Shinkansen N700S series to replace 700 series
Densha posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General DiscussionJR Central will introduce the Shinkansen N700S series on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines in fiscal 2020, replacing the 700 series trains which will be retired at the end of 2019. The N700S will feature a a new "Dual Supreme Wing" nose, which will lessen air resistance and reduce noise upon entering tunnels. The first prototype 16-car N700S train is expected in March 2018. Source: http://trafficnews.jp/post/54020/