• Japan debuts new bullet train that can run during an earthquake

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by David Benton
 
"Japan's latest record-breaking bullet train doesn't only run faster and smoother -- it's also able to transport passengers to safety in the event of an earthquake."
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html
  by Pensyfan19
 
I believe they are referring to the new batch of Shinkansen N700 series trainsets which recently entered service, intended for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (rescheduled to Spring 2021), and are also proposed for service on the Texas Central Railway from Dallas o Houston. Hopefully this technology will be applied to the export N700s as well as all new high speed trainsets from Shinkansen, especially the E8 series which is currently under development.