Only last week the world’s fastest bullet train began testing in Japan. Named the Shinkansen ALFA-X the train is said to be capable of 400 kilometers per hour, a whopping 249mph! Expected to begin production in 2030 it will become the world’s fastest train carrying its passengers at a steady speed of 360kph, or 224mph.
Before it can be revealed to its eager passengers the train must first undergo 3 years of testing. While the train tracks between the cities of Aomori and Sendai are deserted, after midnight twice weekly, the train will perform these tests. The ALFA-X will only add to the legacy Japan has for fast bullet trains.
Built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Hitachi two well known Japanese corporations the train will have 10 carriages and boast a 72 foot long aerodynamic nose, to cope with the massive wind resistance. Roof mounted air brakes along with magnetic plates on its undercarriage will provide ample braking.
Source: New feed