New Shinkansen raring to go

New Shinkansen raring to go

New W7-series cars for the Hokuriku Shinkansen line arrive at JR Kanazawa Station on Thursday morning shortly before a test-ride event.

The Shinkansen line will come into service on Mar 14, extending the current Nagano Shinkansen Line to Kanazawa.

Carrying about 250 passengers, including members of the media, the train left Kanazawa at 9:56 a.m., later reaching its maximum speed of 260 kph under a clear blue sky.

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