TOKYO - Central Japan Railway Co. unveiled the interior of a new shinkansen bullet train model -- the N700S -- to the media on Wednesday.
The latest model features a distinctive nose shape for superior aerodynamic performance compared with the current N700 series and is capable of hitting 360 kilometers per hour. It is scheduled to commence services next July on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line linking Tokyo and Osaka.
Here is a collection of pictures by Kyodo News photographers at the press preview:
(First-class "Green Car" seats offer 15 percent more leg room than current models)
(Overhead luggage space lights up upon approach to station)
(Starting May 2020, reservations must be made in advance for oversized luggage storage space)
(An extra 60 in-car surveillance cameras installed per train, in addition to the current 105)
(Toilets flush even during power outage)
Central Japan Railway's test bullet train hits 360 kph
Japanese bullet train operator to aim at its own cleaning "miracle"
Bullet train ran with open door at 280 kph, none injured