Bullet trains are one of the most popular modes of public transport in Japan, especially during the daily commute from one prefecture to another. Well, these bullet trains are called so for one specific reason – they are fast, extremely fast. Still, the need for speed has been an obsession with train engineers, and recently, the carriage of the Maglev bullet train series which are meant to run between Tokyo and Nagoya from 2027 onward was revealed to the world at a test line in Japan by the Central Japan Railway recently. The front carriage itself measures 28 meters long, 2.9 meters wide and 3.1 meters tall, where it comes complete with a blue stripe on a white base. The front carriage is capable of carrying 24 passengers, while the other carriages on the train are able to carry 68 passengers each. To get an idea on how fast it is, you can leave your Ferrari at home – the train zips along at a maximum speed of 500 kilometers per hour.

To date, a total of five carriages for the Maglev train have been constructed by Nippon Sharyo and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, where test runs on these carriages will be carried out after ongoing work so that the test line can be extended, and all tests are scheduled to be completed by next year.

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