The 186 mph trains feature seat power sockets, more leg room and illuminated luggage racks
A ‘Supreme’ version of the Japanese bullet train has been revealed.
According to The Verge, a ‘Supreme’ version of Japan’s 186 mph Shinkansen bullet train has been revealed just in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
New improved versions of the Shinkansen bullet train features a sharper nose, seat power sockets and illuminated luggage racks.
Seats will be upholstered with new fabric and will be able to recline further. First class seats will offer 15% more legroom.
The Central Japan Railway’s N700S series trains will debut in 2020 on the Tokaido Shinkansen line, which runs between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka, identified by a gold ‘S’ that stands for Supreme. A total of 1323 passengers can be transported on board.
Speeds will match the previous train – 177 mph on the Tokaido Shinkansen and 186 mph on the Sanyo Shinkansen line.
“The (N700S series) has been completely redesigned through renovating main facilities and equipment,” said Masayuki Ueno, deputy director-general of JR Tokai’s Shinkansen Operations Division. “We have produced a train that can symbolize a new era for the Tokaido Shinkansen Line.”