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Tohoku bullet train services to be extended to Aomori City in December 4, 2010

Tohoku Shinkansen “Bullet Train” services to be extended to Aomori City in December 4, 2010
Tohoku Shinkansen “Bullet Train” services will be extended to the city of Aomori in December with
the opening of a roughly 80 kilometer section in northeastern Japan.
The Dec 4 opening of the section between Hachinohe and Shin-Aomori stations, both in Aomori
Prefecture, will enable passengers to travel between Tokyo and Shin-Aomori in about 3 hours and 20
minutes.


New train set Series E5 “HAYABUSA” to debut in March 2011
In March 2011, brand-new Series E5 “HAYABUSA (falcon)” will shorten traveling time more 10
minutes with a maximum running speed of 300kph/187mph.
The premium first class named “GranClass” will be also introduced in this series.
HAYABUSA is planed to connect these two cities in 3 hours and 5 minutes with 320kph/200mph in
March 2013.

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