JR East introduces 320 km/h running

Series E5 and E6 trainsets leaving Tokyo on March 16. Photo: Kazumiki Miura

JAPAN: With the launch of its new timetable on March 16, East Japan Railway began regular operation at 320 km/h between Utsonomiya and Morioka on the Tohoku Shinkansen, using its Series E5 trainsets. This is currently the fastest permitted speed for revenue services in Japan.

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