New Shinkansen bullet train design revealed for Nagasaki extension

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

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Kamome will let travelers figuratively fly to west Kyushu.

For many years, Japan’s high-speed Shinkansen rail system could only take you as far from Tokyo as Fukuoka, on Japan’s southwest island of Kyushu. The line eventually got extended to south to Kagoshima, but people traveling to or form western Kyushu, including Nagasaki, still have no bullet train service in the region.

That’s going to change soon, though, and with an eye towards the future rail operator JR Kyushu has unveiled the visual design of its new Shinkansen trains that will be running on the upcoming West Kyushu Route

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