Snow Is No Match For This Japanese Bullet Train
The Shinkansen bullet train has transported more than 10 billion total passengers since its opening more than fifty years ago.
Have you heard of the Shinkansen bullet train? It is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan engineered to connect distant Japanese regions with Tokyo. Over the Shinkansen's 50-plus-year history, it holds the honor of not having a single passenger injury despite having carried over 10 billion passengers.
This could be because it is so efficient. A video has surfaced of the train tackling a snow-filled railway and doing it like a champ.
In fact, it blasts through the snow so quickly, you wonder if there is any snow at all.
The network of trains was first built in 1964 with the Tōkaidō Shinkansen and continued to expand, currently consisting of 1,717.8 miles (2,764.6 km) of lines. It reaches 150–200 mph (240–320 km/h), with the Mini-Shinkansen clocking at 80 mph (130 km/h), and 6.4 mph (10.3 km/h) at spur lines with Shinkansen services.
The original Tōkaidō Shinkansen is one of the world's busiest high-speed rail lines having transported more than 5.6 billion total passengers since its opening more than fifty years ago. Do you want to take a ride on this Shinkansen bullet train?