New bullet train launched in Japan
Published on Mar 9, 2011
A new type of bullet train was launched in Japan on Saturday, Kyodo News has reported. The Hayabusa train will operate on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line, which was recently extended from Tokyo to Aomori in the far north of Honshu Island. The green and silver train, which becomes the fi rst new model deployed by East Japan Railway Co since 1997, can achieve speeds of up to 300kph. Hayabusa means ‘falcon’ in Japanese.