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Japan reveals a ‘Supreme’ version of its bullet train www.theverge.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 3 weeks ago in Auto & Transportation

Japan has unveiled a ‘Supreme’ prototype version of its 186 mph Shinkansen bullet train which features a sharper nose profile, power sockets for every seat, and light-up luggage racks. According to Japanese publication Asahi, Central Japan Railway’s N700S series trains are due to debut in 2020, on the Tokaido Shinkansen line, which runs between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka. The trains are embellished with a large gold ‘S’ that stands for Supreme, and test runs are due to begin this month.