A new shinkansen, the Fastech, designed to be the world’s fastest bullet train, has seen its first test run, according to Japan’s Kyodo news agency. East Japan Railway’s train logged 366 kilometers per hour during the test run.
JR East plans for the train to run at 360 kph from 2011 on Tokyo railway lines. The rail company is now looking to reduce the noise and enhance the comfort levels of the carriages.
The train’s passenger compartments will feature a neo-futuristic atmosphere and seats are red or dark green, according to Kyodo.
Other bullet train lines and the French national railway SNCF are currently operating at 300 kph.