Japan Bullet Train Runs At 280 Kilometres Per Hour With Door Open
Thursday, August 22, 2019, 8:16 AM
A Japanese bullet-train hurtling along at 280-kilometres/hour ran for nearly a minute with one of its doors completely open on Wednesday, its operator said. The accident, due to human-error, was a rare mishap for the Japanese "Shinkansen" bullet train which has a world-famous safety and punctuality record. "The conductor checked the carriage and found that the door was completely open," a-company-spokesman told AFP.
Japan's Next-Generation Shinkansen Bullet Train Clocks 320 Kmph In Test
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:02 PM
A prototype of Japan's next-generation Shinkansen bullet train, set to be the fastest train on wheels when it enters service, reached speeds of 320 kilometres (198 miles) per hour on a test run Thursday. The train, code-named ALFA-X, will eventually hit 360 kilometres per hour when it begins to take passengers in about a decade, according to East Japan Railway.