Japan Speeds Up Hayabusa Bullet Trains

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Report in Travelpulse on April 17, 2013:  Japan’s Hayabusa bullet trains have begun operating at a new top speed of 320-kph (190 miles per hour) on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line, equaling France’s TGV as the world’s fastest trains in operation.

The E5 series Hayabusa, which links Tokyo with Aomori Prefecture on the northern tip of Honshu, has eclipsed its previous maximum speed of 180 mph and now reaches speeds of 190 mph between Utsunomiya and Morioka — the capitals of Tochigi and Iwate Prefectures.

The extra speed was possible after operator East Japan Railway Co. revised its service schedules. The bullet trains now cover the link between Tokyo and Shin-Aomori stations in only two hours and 59 minutes.

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