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Shinkansen - List of Shinkansen lines, List of Shinkansen train models, List of types of Shinkansen services

trains

The Japanese New Tokaido Line, a standard gauge line from Tokyo to Osaka for high speed trains (commonly known as bullet trains). Completed in 1964, the network has been extended from Aomori in the North to Hakasa in the South. It uses a fully computerized seat reservation system, like airlines. It provides an excellent service, and has been commercially successful, unlike many of the old lines.

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