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Tohoku Shinkansen Series E5 HAYABUSA. 2011.3.5 DEBUT!

On March 5, the new Hayabusa Series E5 Shinkansen trains begin service on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line between Tokyo and Shin-Aomori. The Series E5 Shinkansen lead car features a unique extended-nose design, and the train exterior proudly boasts the JR East green and white corporate colors, and a vivid pink stripe to convey a sense of lightening speed. The Series E5 is designed inside and out for better environmental performance and greater comfort, thereby enabling you a quieter and smoother ride. Hayabusa is a fast way to travel between Tokyo and various cities in the Tohoku region.

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With the new Hayabusa Series E5 trains on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line comes the new GranClass, premium first-class seating. GranClass passenger cabins feature relaxing dark wood finishes punctuated by metallic surfaces, and contain genuine leather seats, wool carpeting, and other premium-quality touches designed to make your journey more comfortable. Here you will find seats that enable electric-power recline of up to 45 degrees, and gracious hospitality of our GranClass cabin attendants. Ride GranClass premium first-class with us and experience a new sensation in railway travel.


* It is necessary to pay a separate express and GranClass charges when using the JR East Pass.
*If you use the GranClass car on the “HAYABUSA” train of the Tohoku Shinkansen, you must pay the limited express charge and the GranClass car surcharge. 

*When using GranClass accommodations, please pay the separate express and GranClass charges that apply.


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