Japanese Railway company JR east will develop a new bullet train
The company has announced plans to develop the famous Shinkansen bullet train with a maximum speed of 360 kph. The test train is scheduled to be complete in spring 2019.
The company said it will conduct tests with a new 10 cart experimental train.
If all goes well they will put the model into production in time for a planned extension of the Shinkansen Line to Sapporo Station in Hokkaido.
The entire project is expected to cost 10 billion yen ($88m)
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