JR East to trial driverless Shinkansen operation next year

E7 Debut ceremony at Nagano station on March 15 (Photo: Kazumiki Miura).

JAPAN: JR East announced on November 10 that it plans to use a 12-car Series E7 high speed trainset to undertake a series of driverless test runs in October and November 2021 as part of its Change 2027 programme.

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