Why This Train Is The Envy Of The World: The Shinkansen Story
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Why This Train Is The Envy Of The World: The Shinkansen Story

September 5, 2019


In 1964 Japan unveils the Shinkansen
Bullet Train, and it has the Japanese glued to their televisions. As news
helicopters filming the train struggle to keep up, cheers erupt in living rooms
across the nation. The Shinkansen is a powerful symbol of Japan’s post-war
recovery. But it’s also groundbreaking. Because at the dawn of the Jet Age, when
air travel and cars seem destined to replace everything else, the lowly train
is about to make a comeback. In the 19th century, the locomotive and
steamship replaced the horse and sailing ship as the primary movers of humanity.
In the 20th century, it seemed almost certain that the automobile and aircraft
were going to do the same. Make earlier forms of transport largely irrelevant.
Trains in particular were seen as obsolete. A slow and inconvenient way for
people to travel. No match for the unfettered freedom of the personal
automobile. In the 1950’s, the Americans were pouring billions into building
Interstate highways and rail lines were shutting down. In Europe, railways were
stagnating. Many countries were still operating steam locomotives. And it was
in this context that Japan was blasting through mountains, drilling 67 miles of
new tunnel, and constructing over 3,000 new bridges. All to build a railway. But
this wasn’t going to be just any railway. This was one of the most ambitious rail
projects of the century. The Japanese were calling it the Shinkansen, and the
trains on this new line would run at speeds unmatched anywhere in the world.
Nearly twice as fast as any existing train in Japan. And the new line would be
dedicated only to high-speed trains, which meant they’d be able to travel at
incredible speeds between Japan’s two biggest cities; Tokyo to Osaka. And to
make such high speeds possible, the new line would be built using a wider gauge
of rail. And it would be laid out with gentle curves, which meant tunneling
through and bridging over much of Japan’s difficult terrain. But for all
its ambition, many dismissed the Shinkansen as ridiculous. A senior railway
executive described the project in 1964 as the ‘height of madness.’ The wider gauge
of rail, which was necessary for such high speeds, made the Shinkansen incompatible with the rest of Japan’s rail network. Many questioned the value
of a fast train, if it would be stuck running on a single line, and whether the effort
involved in getting trains to reliably go this fast, was really worth it. But the
criticisms weren’t just technical. This was one enormously expensive project.
And to make matters worse, over five years of construction, the Shinkansen’s
budget had spiraled out of control. Nearly doubling over the original
estimate. And because of that, two visionaries leading the project, the President of
Japanese National Railways and his Chief Engineer, both resigned before the
project even finished. The media were calling it Japan’s Great Wall of China. A
massive but ultimately misguided effort, when other countries were looking
towards jets and automobiles as the future. But the critics would soon fall
silent. When the first Shinkansen line opened in
the fall of 1964, the world took note. Because it made cars on expressways look
like they were standing still, and once profitable inter-city air routes were
now being threatened by a train. In just the first three years of service,
the Shinkansen carried over 100 million passengers. Demand skyrocketed. The
new line not only better connected Japan’s two largest cities, it seemingly
pulled them closer together. A Tokyo executive could now attend a meeting in
Osaka more than 320 miles away, and still make
it home in time for dinner. A combination of speed and frequent
service made the world’s first high-speed railway enormously
profitable. It turns out that the Shinkansen was anything but ridiculous. Because the
project’s visionaries weren’t taking a gamble on some radical new technology.
Instead, they adapted the very best proven technologies and brilliantly
integrated them into one seamless system. A Shinkansen train’s
streamlined shape and smooth outer surfaces minimized air resistance and
noise at high speeds. There was no locomotive, not in the
traditional sense. Instead motive-power was distributed with axles each driven
by separate electric traction motors. The setup offered superior acceleration, and
a train could operate even with multiple failed motors. It also meant more evenly
distributed weight on tracks, which reduced wear. At 130 miles per hour, the
new Shinkansen trains had the highest service speed in the world. And yet speed
had never been the real motivation. This wasn’t some vanity project.
the Shinkansen had always been about moving a large volume of passengers, so
engineers designed the new line to withstand the stress of running 60
high-speed trains in each direction every day. A number that would only
increase through the years to hundreds today. To withstand the stresses, rail
ties were made of pre-stressed concrete and rails, each normally 82 feet long,
were welded into nearly 5,000 foot long continuous sections to reduce vibration
and noise. Rail crossings were eliminated. Cars were routed either above or below
the line to ensure safe and reliable service. Moving at over 190 feet per
second, a Shinkansen conductor would have struggled to react in time to
conventional wayside signals. The solution was Automatic Train Control, a
system that sent signal information directly on board to the conductor,
regulating speed based on a train’s position. The entire line was monitored
by a centralized traffic control center in Tokyo, critical to the safe operation
of a high volume of trains. And in one of the most earthquake-prone countries in
the world, seismometers were installed along the line. The system
would cut power at the first sign of earthquake, automatically activating a
train’s emergency brakes. And to keep the track in tip-top shape, special
diagnostic trains nicknamed the ‘Yellow Doctor’ regularly assessed the state of the
track and overhead lines using sophisticated on-board monitoring
equipment. The enormous success of the first Shinkansen line spurred its
extension westward, and over the course of the next half century, new lines would
be built to reach nearly every corner of the nation. The opening of the world’s
first high-speed railway in 1964 had a profound impact on Japan. But it also
changed the way the world saw railways. In no small part, the success of the
Japanese helped inspire other countries to develop their own high-speed networks
like France’s TGV, which began service in the early 1980’s. Over the past 50 years
speeds on shangkun’s and lines have continued to increase, made possible by
new track technologies and successive generations of trains. Shinkansen trains
on newer lines now regularly hit 198 miles per hour. While Shinkansen trains
are no longer the fastest in the world, focusing on speed alone misses the point.
No other rail system in the world can match the Shinkansen for it’s incredible
efficiency, safety and punctuality. Today, the Shinkansen moves over 1 million
people every single day. During peak periods, one departs Tokyo every three
minutes. And since 1964, the Shinkansen has maintained a pristine safety
record, moving over 10 billion people without a single passenger casualty. It’s
punctuality is the envy of the world, with average delays measured in just
seconds. And for the visionaries who forged ahead with getting the first
Shinkansen line built, over half a century ago, they were ultimately
vindicated for creating the world’s most renowned high-speed rail network, and for
introducing modern high-speed rail to the world. Japan’s Bullet Trains run on their own
dedicated tracks. But if a Bullet Train traveling at 137 miles per hour were to
approach a much slower train, one struggling just to maintain 54 miles per
hour, and it takes 7.5 seconds for the bullet train to overtake the slower
train, well then you should be able to figure out what the length of the bullet
train is (in feet). The first viewer to post the correct answer in the comments
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100 Comments

  • Reply John Schaeffer Mike August 11, 2019 at 6:22 am

    WE HAVE THIS IN EUROPE,,,,,
    SINCE YEARS ,,, AND,,, YEARS…..
    SO
    WHERE
    IS
    YOUR PROBLEM…

    ALLEZ SALUT

  • Reply md imran August 11, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Ans to the question in the end…912.975 feet

  • Reply Hermann Fegelein August 11, 2019 at 11:17 am

    9:47 I have the answer, Mustard.

    SOLUTION:
    The shinkansen is a 12-car set.
    Length of intermediate cars and end cars are same; 82 feet. But the end cars are longer by 5 inches.

    82 × 12 = 984

    So, the answer is 984.6 feet.
    (.6 because of the 6 inches extra on the end cars)

    EDIT: please heart this comment i worked my ass all day to solve this question

  • Reply Grant Hashimoto August 11, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Train at 54 mph
    Bullet train at 137 mph
    Passing speed of 83 mph or in simple terms, the bullet train will overtake the slow train at 121.733 feet per second
    121.733ft/s x 7.5s
    912.9975 feet long

  • Reply Mike Okota August 12, 2019 at 7:13 am

    This is the 1st time I've watched the whole YouTube ad

  • Reply Rohit Kumar August 12, 2019 at 10:25 am

    913 feet

  • Reply Dhruv Pandya August 12, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    913 feet

  • Reply AZgoodlol lol August 12, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    ITS THE FASTEST TRAIN IN THE WORLD. The new train that they are testing can reach over 600 miles per hour with people inside of it.

  • Reply Akhilesh R August 12, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Length of the train : 278.28 metres

  • Reply David Song August 13, 2019 at 1:15 am

    The map you used has one big error. It is not Sea of Japan. It is historically named as East Sea. Japan illegally took that name during WWII. Do a little bit of research then you will find this info yourself.

  • Reply Transfusions August 13, 2019 at 1:29 am

    It’s Shinkansen “しんかんせん (新幹線)” . Not Shinkanzen .

  • Reply rodeo o August 13, 2019 at 1:36 am

    fk that keep your bullet train..i love my slow train,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Reply gnphoto21 August 13, 2019 at 1:42 am

    913 feet

  • Reply Pham Chau August 13, 2019 at 7:08 am

    back then the they say 'the shinkansen as ridiculous ,urealiable,

  • Reply Pham Chau August 13, 2019 at 7:09 am

    BOY WERE THEY WRONG

  • Reply EXO kilamanjaro August 13, 2019 at 9:53 am

    913 feet?

  • Reply EXO kilamanjaro August 13, 2019 at 9:57 am

    (137-54)=83 miles/hour (shinkansen is faster by)
    83/3600=0.02306 miles/sec
    0.02306*7.5=0.1729 miles(shinkansen travels this in 7.5 secs so must be tthat long)
    0.1729 miles = 913 ft

  • Reply Overton August 13, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    1034.73ft

  • Reply Tom Akabu August 13, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    the yellow doctor, Ha

  • Reply Miku Nakano18 August 14, 2019 at 2:33 am

    After 1964 japan rose to become 2nd largest economy only to be overtaken by china in 2010

  • Reply Haribo 73 August 14, 2019 at 6:20 am

    It's an outstanding train in every way and what makes it even better is that it's never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever late, however…….as I said on a previous video of yours, it's only available on its own specially designed and built rail network. All the other routes are still run with run of the mill trains that are the same as anywhere else…. including my "antiquated" Country…..Great Britain!!

  • Reply Shady Ghanem August 14, 2019 at 6:20 am

    the length of the train is 278.28 meters.

  • Reply Haribo 73 August 14, 2019 at 6:22 am

    And yet again we have a touch of Brit bashing…..when you talked about railway being old and dated, you show a picture of one of our super modern trains……Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha…
    Great videos though mate, I really enjoy them….even though you poo poo my Country a lot.

  • Reply Lord Lightskin August 14, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Can we just get rid of the mid west for cool ass trains like this lmfao. Barely anyone loves out there anyway this would be so cool and cheap to travel on

  • Reply Sean Chiang August 14, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Is the length of the Shinkansen carriage approx. 912.995 ft.?
    [Calculation]———————————-
    Note: I'm not really familiar with imperial system, so i covert the unit back to metric system for my calculation.
    Therefore,
    Assuming the velocity of both train remain constants, that is, there're no acceleration/deceleration been made in both train. And there aren't any turns. (i.e. both train are moving straightly)
    Then if we covert the velocity of both train back to metric system, the speed of the train are approx. 61.2445m/s and 24.1402m/s respectively. So the relative velocity will be approx. 37.1043 m/s. And we times the relative velocity with 7.5s for it takes the Shinkansen 7.5s to pass the slower train. So the value will be approx. 278.28225m. Hence, if we covert the length of the carriage back to feet, it will be approx. be 912.995ft.

  • Reply Mark Trefi August 14, 2019 at 11:06 am

    195 feet! I`m close?

  • Reply aayaatable August 14, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    use metric system america

  • Reply Ely xir August 14, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Le LGV français détient le record mondial de vitesse avec 574 km/h, qui dit mieux?

  • Reply Mid AnGel August 14, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    #Respect HighSpeed

  • Reply D Stuart August 14, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    The new train engines are ugly.

  • Reply Tom Scott August 14, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Took 8 train journeys today in North East England, 7/8 were delayed I shit you not

  • Reply Cheetor536 the universal gamer August 15, 2019 at 3:20 am

    America had enough foreign bull crap no thanks

  • Reply BIGBOSS JC August 15, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Never had a safety issue and our Amtrak just seems to jump off the track like its allergic to the rail smh.

  • Reply Fei Han August 15, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Sorry, Chinese Great Wall is not a misguided effort. Buch of western morons.

  • Reply Brandon smith August 15, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    The train is 1,425 feet long

  • Reply Mag August 15, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    I wish we had this trains in US.Riding a train is such a wonderful way of transportation.

  • Reply yogi pawar August 15, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    14feet

  • Reply A Person August 15, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    The train is about 1328 feet long

  • Reply Striker Fox August 16, 2019 at 6:20 am

    Looks like a plane

  • Reply 109reaper August 16, 2019 at 6:40 am

    I love your videos! But can you please at least give a little note on the screen of you’re only saying miles.

  • Reply Haohmaru HL August 16, 2019 at 8:12 am

    It's shinkansen, not shinkenzen. Why is it so hard to go listen to how the word is pronounced. Especially if you dared to make a video about the subject? Jeez, the ignorance in these muricans.
    Also, you're too late with this. Maglev train called Linear is gonna start operating in 2027. It will take only 1 hour to go from Tokyo to Osaka at 500km/h. Linear has been doing test for 20 years now and anyone willing to ride it can do it for around $40. Just need to apply 3 months ahead on their website.

  • Reply Selbin Antony August 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    912.99999999999988631 feet long

  • Reply - Ashai - August 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    More the makers of automobiles thought that rail was slow and inconvenient, you had plenty of freedom on rail from trains to trams, the automobile freedom was artificial

  • Reply Praxics August 16, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    I was two weeks in Japan for vacation this year. Used the Shinkansen extensively (like 4 times a day) thanks due to the Japan Rail Pass. Usually the Sakura line
    Only once they had a delay which was about half an hour because something happened on the track and the train had to slow down in order for the track to be cleared before the train get there. (mind you half an hour for trip from Tokyo to Kyoto)
    The conductor was very sorry, sounded like he wanted to commit seppuku.

    It was quite the eye opening experience.
    In Germany basically no train is on time, in Japan the damn Shinkansen arrives punctual on the second. Not only that but stops on “smaller” stations are ultra short only something of about 30 seconds to get people out and in.
    Everything is so ultra efficient.
    If I look at the German ICE they got compartments, tables with club seating etc. The Shinkansen is just rows and rows of seats like the economy class of an airliner (with way more leg room).
    I wouldn’t be surprised if the average Shinkansen has a carry capacity 50% larger than an average ICE.
    And then the speed. Since the Shinkansen runs on its own network they can achieve quite the high average speed even if they are not the fastest trains anymore. In Germany the top speed is usually limited to rather rare sections of the track. In Japan it feels like they can go all out all the time.

    In any case traveling Japan by train? Fuck yes.
    Traveling Germany by train? I think I take the car.

  • Reply Crypto Note August 16, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    So blue is land and grey/pink is ocean?

  • Reply Vince Andriacco August 17, 2019 at 1:55 am

    913 feet.

    Probably got it wrong but oh well

  • Reply WISE창완 August 17, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Japan, the only country where the conductor apologizes for leaving 2 seconds early.

  • Reply Phineas J Whoopie August 17, 2019 at 4:02 am

    As early as 64? Amazing! It is shameful that the US is without Bullet Train networks in the 21st century. And now, even the airways are in a quagmire because of a Boeing screw up. Any Billionaire Visionaries out there?

  • Reply Joe Calobeer August 17, 2019 at 7:25 am

    I wonder what the electric bill is 😳 The segway into the math problem was spot on!!!👍🏼 Almost makes me want to figure it out! 🤣

  • Reply F. Teixeira August 17, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Do you really draw the trains and planes or pay someone to?

  • Reply David Urban August 17, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    I know the answer will have been posted a long while ago, but I still refuse to try and solve the puzzle, since it's given in imperial units and I am NOT from the low standing country often referred to as the USofA!

  • Reply Griffin Tubridy August 17, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    America take notes

  • Reply PaulfromChicago August 17, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    The Shinkansen was based off the US midwest's North Shore Line Electroliner. Those were streamlined electric trains between Chicago and Milwaukee that would run at 100 mph. Shame we tore it all up.

  • Reply Shivansh Mishra August 18, 2019 at 6:51 am

    913 feet

  • Reply Lunchladyarms99 August 19, 2019 at 1:53 am

    6k comment lol

  • Reply Sprunk Soda August 19, 2019 at 3:52 am

    It sounds like the California High Speed Rail, we need to finish it! It would be the better American Shinkansen and would put trains back on track!

  • Reply Asif Ali August 19, 2019 at 7:18 am

    912 ft length of bullet train

  • Reply Nick Stalburg August 19, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    I found the answer for the length of the Shinkansen!

    The Shinkansen consists of 12 train cars.

    The length of each car is 82 feet, but the front and rear most cars (which would be the locomotives in normal trains) are longer by 6 inches.

    82 x 10 + 82.6 x 2 = 985.2

    That means that the length of the Shinkansen is exactly 985.2 feet.

    Man this was a pain since I am used to metric.

  • Reply FatalxWolfsgrin August 20, 2019 at 3:29 am

    It's sad that all the Type 0 sets have been retired. I wonder if Japan will ever allow them back out for special trains.

  • Reply Ed Skyblu Soartail A.K.A. Skyblu1022 August 20, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    -USA
    -tries to build high speed rail network in the 21st century
    -builds for about 3-5km of rail and pavement
    -it costs 5 million

  • Reply vinood kumar August 20, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    This is japan ,land of genious and hardworking people.👍👍

  • Reply luckyOtto91 August 20, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    One cannot help but think that it was not merely the impressive technical acumen of the Japanese, but also their determination to press on and not cut their losses, (remember 2x over budget), that resulted in the stunning success of the project. Other countries might perhaps have pulled the plug on an idea that, while fundamentally sound from a technical perspective, would then go into the books as an expensive boondoggle. If the "sunk cost" trap is one potential pit fall, then paying 50% of the price to reap 0% of the reward is another. The Japanese saw it through all the way.

  • Reply MrPlum August 21, 2019 at 8:32 am

    And yet the English trains delay if it rains….

  • Reply FredFrizzBear August 21, 2019 at 9:16 am

    957 feet?

  • Reply AbstracT August 21, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    and then in britain we still have old pacer trains that were once buses that were converted into trains… ok

  • Reply Muhammad Osama August 21, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    5 minutes to solve MUSTARD in bed! 913 ft exactly! Like it if you got it and "heart" it Mustard.

    T1: 137 mph
    T2: 54 mph
    Time: 7.5 s
    Length of T1 = ?

    137 – 54 = 83 mph = 37.10432 m/s

    37.10432 m/s * 7.5 s = 278.2824 m

    278.2824 m to ft = 913 ft

  • Reply adohom60000 lol August 22, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Average delay in second… In egypt its measured months

  • Reply __ August 22, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    honestly I re-watch this video every few months just because its such a good video xD

  • Reply Anthony Bardsley August 22, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    I was born in 1964.. Sad to say no fast train net works.

  • Reply Dibujo de Croquis August 22, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    (137-54) [mi/h]*7.5 [s]*(1 [h]/3,600 [s])*5,280 [ft/mi]= 913 ft.

  • Reply Dibujo de Croquis August 22, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Terrific video, very insightful, thank you.

  • Reply Georgios Papageorgiou August 22, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    I got 277.5m = 910.4ft

  • Reply Anirudh Venugopal August 23, 2019 at 5:36 am

    It's 912 ft!

  • Reply Darcy Cardinal August 23, 2019 at 7:30 am

    When you think of Japan, one of the things that come to mind first is the bullet train.

  • Reply When you dip oreo's in milk they become wet August 24, 2019 at 1:03 am

    But can you stop it in gta v?

  • Reply wp r August 24, 2019 at 3:26 am

    What's "feet"?

  • Reply Carmela Camba August 24, 2019 at 5:12 am

    Wouldn't the slower train in the video fly away from the force coming from the oncoming shinkansen train? I remember riding a Kodama train, it stops in every station for like , 2-3 minutes, so everytime a time is passing by, if feels like the Kodama train is being pushed sideways.

  • Reply Timon Paßlick August 24, 2019 at 11:22 am

    bullet speed = 137mph
    slow speed = 54mph
    time = 7.5s

    mph = miles/s / (60 * 60)
    miles = 5,280 feet

    bypassing speed = bullet speed – slow speed
    = 137mph – 54mph
    = 83mph
    = 83(miles/s / (60 * 60))
    = 83 / (60 * 60) miles/s = 83 / (60 * 60) (5,280 feet)/s
    = (1826 feet) / (15s)

    distance = bypassing speed * time
    = (1826 feet / (15s)) * 7.5s
    = 913 feet

  • Reply Mark Louie August 25, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    68.7 meters in length

  • Reply Mark Louie August 25, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Sorry (3230) ish in feet but im still missing some numbers i think
    I did the math and even looked up on its design since its a 12 car train or something
    But yeah the idea is great and the math i managed to do but sorry since im new to this channel

  • Reply kishan August 25, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    913.00000176feet

  • Reply 今井誠司 August 27, 2019 at 3:34 am

    世界の羨望とか言うが、東海道新幹線が開通するにあたって、今なら絶対ダメになっていた。まず開通にかかる予算の見積もりを半分にして国会に提出していた。十河総裁がいなければ新幹線は出来ていない。田中角栄も大きな役割を果たしている。また、世界銀行から融資の許可が出たのも大きい。、などなど今の時代なら絶対無理なことがたくさんあった。あの時代だからこそ出来た。それも嘘をついてまでやった。今の人たちなら絶対に認めていない。それを思うとこういう国家的な大プロジェクトが実現するのは奇跡に近い。今なら絶対に反対が多くて無理だ。リニアは新幹線の成功があるから実現するが、それがないと反対だらけになって計画はとん挫しただろう。

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  • Reply Varun Narain August 28, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Sometimes YT recommended does a good job, this is a pretty dope channel.

  • Reply Ardiansyah August 29, 2019 at 1:52 am

    A plane without wings.

  • Reply MonMon Fiasco August 29, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    After the world war:

    Japan: we need to rebuild our country and economy
    Also Japan: Lets Create a High speed Rail network

  • Reply Flying Bacon INC. August 30, 2019 at 12:16 am

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  • Reply Bram Karel August 30, 2019 at 10:31 am

    average delays measured in seconds

    Indian Pacific trains in the land down under measured in weeks

  • Reply Trainz Spotter August 30, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Very interesting Video👌
    Greetings from Pakistan

  • Reply MaddDogg August 31, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Very smart people… Incredible invention that stood the test of time… Still standing owat…?

  • Reply Niko97LPs September 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    278,2824 m length. i know im not the firs one but im correct?

  • Reply John Doe September 1, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    So I've actually been on a Shinkansen before. Specifically the Nozomi line from Shin Osaka Terminal to Tokyo Terminal; basically the full length of the fastest Shinkansen line. And let me tell you, from its speed, the smoothness of the travel, and its interior design, the best way to describe it is as an airplane on rails. It's pricey, naturally, but I think it was worth the experience.

  • Reply Candy Neige September 1, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    In France, the Shinkansen is called TGV.

  • Reply Soumitra Saxena September 2, 2019 at 8:34 am

    The best video from Mustard. I saw new videos and old videos from this channel but none of them are comparable to this.

  • Reply Shivam Kumar September 2, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    0.1729 miles and in metres its 276.66 m

  • Reply Melodic Nostalgic September 2, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Coming to India by 2023 😀

  • Reply Felix Beutin September 2, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Average delay measured in seconds.

    sänk ju for trevelling wis deutsche bahn (our trains are delayed constantly)

  • Reply Luka Đuričić September 2, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Bullet train is long 913 ft or 278,28m

  • Reply Allen Jester September 4, 2019 at 11:25 am

    912.769 ft

  • Reply M F September 5, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Average delay of Tokaido Shinkansen

    2013 54s
    2014 36s
    2015 12s
    2016 24s
    2017 42s
    (including delays due to uncontrollable causes such as natural disasters)

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