Bullet train starts running at 320 kph on Tohoku Shinkansen route
Hundreds of train enthusiasts packed Tokyo station on Saturday morning to see the inaugural high-speed service of JR East’s new E5 series Hayabusa bullet train.
JR East says the train, with a distinctive long green nose, can reach a speed of 320 kilometers per hour. It will run on the Tohoku Shinkansen line, connecting Tokyo with Shin-Aomori in 2 hours, 59 minutes.
JR East said the top speed of 320 kph is the fastest for any shinkansen train in Japan.