Japanesque, Comfortable New Bullet Train


West Japan Railway Company had a test-run of the new type railroad car for Sanyo Kyushu Shinkansen (bullet train line) “Mizuho” and “Sakura,” and 200 passengers who were chosen by a lottery took a round trip between Shin-Osaka and Okayama.

The Shinkansen will start direct-run between Shin-Osaka and Kagoshima-Chuo on March 12, 2011, and there will be four demonstrations until then. There were 144,710 applicants to the capacity of 800, which means only one out of 181 people can take the brand new train.

Under “Japanese Hospitality” concept, the interior of the new train is unified with Japanese taste. Unlike other modern trains, some parts are made of natural wood including the reserved and the green car seats’ armrests and tables. The train also features the deep reclining seats.

Train trip in west Japan will be more comfortable and dreaming!


Images are from YouTube Video by asahicom



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