New bullet train

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Japan just launched a new bullet train, the Type N700, in their top-level “nozomi” (のぞみ) class. It’s the first upgrade since the N700’s introduction in 1999.

With a top speed of 186 mph, a ride from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka station will take you 2 hours and 25 minutes.

The N700 has some competition — in April, the French V150 set a new rail speed record of 357.2 mph.

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