In 1940, Japan’s authorities proposed to
connect the country’s largest cities by a high-speed railway line. That’s how the project Shinkansen was born. The plan was to launch a train with a top
speed of 200 km/h between Tokyo and Shimonoseki that is located at the southwestern tip of
Honshu, 1,000 km away from the capital. Now the railway network has expanded to 2,765
km with maximum train speeds of 130–320 km/h depending on the area. Over the 50-plus year exploitation, there
have been no passenger fatalities. Until 2016, Shinkansen had held the speed record, and untill 2011 it had held the passenger traffic record. Let’s have a ride on Shinkansen. The high-speed trains Shinkansen successfully
assume their responsibilities. They comfortably and quickly carry the passengers from the most distant points to the points of their destinations.