backtop


Print 20 comment(s) - last by Palek.. on Mar 14 at 3:33 AM


The Fastech 360S (above) is currently the Japan's fastest train. The 360Z aims to reach speeds in excess of 350km/h - Courtesy AP
The Fastech 360Z will be Japan's fastest bullet train

Japan, the nation already known for having the world's first Shinkansen (bullet train), will begin testing a new next-generation bullet train that will reach speeds of 223 miles per hour.  The East Japan Railway Company recently tested the new bullet train when it reached 229 miles per hour during one of its numerous test runs.  The current train in use, the Fastech 360S, is slightly larger than the 360Z.

Six "FASTECH 360Z" carriages were transported to Sendai on freighters from train factories in Kobe and other areas. They were transferred to trailers at the Port of Sendai and brought to a bullet train depot in Sendai.

The Maglev (magnetic levitation) trains running in Shanghai are still faster, with speeds up to 270 mph.  



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: Mistake Again !!!
By masher2 (blog) on 3/13/2006 10:44:34 AM , Rating: 2
> "The 360Z is supposedly the maglev version of 360S and is not pictured there. "

If it was maglev, how do you expect it to ride on the same rails as the 360S? The 360Z is just a slightly different carriage than the 360S...neither are maglev.


"It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay with that." -- Microsoft COO Kevin Turner











botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki