Shiki-Shima luxury cruise train on test

The Train Suite Shiki-Shima crosses the Tamagawa bridge on the Chuo line in Tokyo during a test run on December 10 (Photo: Kazumiki Miura).

JAPAN: East Japan Railway is testing a luxury cruise train ahead of its planned launch on May 1. Known as the Train Suite Shiki-Shima (Island of Four Seasons), and bearing the designation Series E001, the 10-car set has an observation car at each end offering passengers unobstructed panoramic views. Three ...

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