Central Japan Railway Co (JR Tokai) has applied to the transport ministry for approval to increase the speed of trains on the Tokaido shinkansen line from 2015.
JR Tokai President Yoshiomi Yamada made the announcement at a news conference in Tokyo on Thursday. He said the new speed of 285 km/hour will be 15 km an hour faster than the current fastest train on the Tokaido line, TBS reported Friday. It will cover the distance between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka in 2 hours, 25 minutes, shortening the current fastest time by approximately two to three minutes.
JR Tokai will put a new high-speed shinkansen train into service in the spring of 2015.© Japan Today