JR East Previews Special Genbi Shinkansen

JR East has revealed Japan’s latest special themed shinkansen ahead of its service entry later in Spring 2016. Sporting a sleek black paintwork decorated with sparkling images of fireworks, the Genbi Shinkansen was presented at JR Omiya Station in Saitama prefecture on Tuesday.   Based on the E3 series trainset, the 6-car bullet train is scheduled … Continue reading

Japan Introduces New Series E7 Shinkansen

Japan has introduced a new high-speed train to its extensive Shinkansen network. Operator JR East launched its first dual-system Series E7 Shinkansen trainsets in revenue service yesterday, deploying the first units on “Asama” services between Tokyo and Nagano. Developed jointly with JR West (which has ordered its own build designated Series W7) and crafted by … Continue reading