Raising Speeds on JR East's Shinkansen Routes

This article describes the testing of the Fastech 360 trains, part of JR East's Shinkansen network. A target of 360 km/h has been set as a maximum operational speed for these trains. Four major themes have been focused upon for these trains: higher running speeds, safety and reliability, eco-friendliness, and comfort. The article describes some of the technical advances that have been made to ensure better sound insulation and quieter trains, such as reducing micropressure waves in tunnels.


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  • Accession Number: 01141307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2009 4:51PM