Tokyo-Aomori bullet train 'Hayabusa' debuted in March 2011.
The Hayabusa, Peregrine Falcon, the new 320 km/h shinkansen train operated
by East Japan Railway
Company (JR East) between Tokyo and Shin-Aomori in Japan has started to
run from March 2011.
All 'Hayabusa' train vehicles do not provide a smoking booth, and entirely smoke-free.
Now, JR-East provided a new E5 Series train on the TohokuShinkansen line.
This fastest commercial
rail speeds up to300km/h, linking Tokyo and Aomori in three hours and 10
At present, the maximum speed per hour is 110 kms between Tokyo and Omiya,
275 kms between
Omiya and Utsunomiya, 320 kms between Utsunomiya and Morioka, and 260 kms
and Shin-Aomori. The line speed will be further increased to 320 kmsbetween
Utsunomiya and Morioka
from March 2013. JR East plans to increase its speed to 360 kms per hour
by the year of 2020.
The Max, a double-deck Shinkansen (left) and Hayabusa (right)
A special cabin attendant of the 'Gran-Class' (Premium-First Class ) serves
a delicious free lunch box, soft drink
and alcohol beverage. A ticket price is \26,360 ( $336 in October 2012)
from Tokyo to Aomori, one way.
This is a menu of light meals, snacks and sweets, served at Gran-Class
of Shinkansen, JR-East railway.
This photograph shows the First Class car seats of Tokyo-Aomori bullet
A mini-spot at a seat is light-controlled.
It provides eighteen, 45-degree reclining. Above photographs were taken in October 2012, by Dr. J. Miyamoto.
Left photo shows Shinkansen E5 railway vehicle. Tokyo-ShinAomori bullet
train 'Hayate' is somewhat slower than 'Hayabusa'.
Right photo shows the Hayabusa train departing Tokyo terminal, pictured
in March, 2012.
This shows interior of a super-express train, photographed in October 2012.
Shin-Aomori Shinkansen Station
(L) The interior of a super-express train (R) A ticket of Gran-Class of
the Hayabusa bullet train
(L) The Hayabusa bullet train is waiting for a start at Shin-Aomori Station.
(R) This shows the joint segment of the vehicles of 'Super-Komachi' and
the vehicles of 'Hayabusa'.
A train-vehicle connection was conducted at Morioka Station.
The last four photographs were taken in October 2013.
The maximum speed of Hayabusa is 320 Km/Hour, the world fastest train,
the equal level of France's TGV.
Source: NHK TV broadcast, March 16, 2013
(L) Smoke-free Tokyo-Akita bullet train 'Super-Komachi' debuted in March
(R) Super-Komachi' is passing through Koriyama station in the twinkling
of an eye.
Shinkansen Hayabusa: Tokyo to Shin-Aomori Station
Shinkansen Super-Komach and Hayabusa at Tokyo Station
Shinkansen Hayabusa: A train cabin attendant of GranClass at Shinkansen
This is a video-recording from Shin-Aomori bound for Tokyo.
Side trip to Yuze-Onsen, Akita
Side trip to Mt. Komagatake and Lake Onuma, Hokkaido
Side trip to Lake Towada and Oirase Stream Vally
Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world
Smoking booth of Odakyu Electric Company was closed in March 2007.
Narita Airport-City Rail Service
JR Shinkansen Tokyo Station
JR's N700 superexpress train
Smoking booth of JR Shikoku's express train was closed in March 2011.
Kyushu Shinkansen with a smoking room
All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.
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The article was written and photographs were taken in March 2013,
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