NNA - A fire near a central Tokyo station threw parts of Japan's bullet train
system into chaos on Friday, as tens of thousands of passengers tried to return home from New Year holidays, according to Japanese media.
with technology for the running of its bullet train
operations, including earthquake response measures, it was reported Saturday.
But it has faced high-profile problems: part of a line collapsed in central China after heavy rains in March, while a bullet train
crash in the summer of 2011 killed 40 people.
Nancy Sexton talks to John Greely, whose Wintergreen Stallion Station in Kentucky is the new home to Bullet Train
FRANKEL he is not but Bullet Train
's recent arrival at Wintergreen Stallion Station in Kentucky has been met with its share of fascination from American breeders.
A 16-car train would carry about 1,000 passengers and could begin service on one of Japan's busiest routes by 2027, cutting the journey between Tokyo and Nagoya in half from 90 minutes on the conventional bullet train
to just 40 minutes with the new technology.
5: BULLET TRAIN
WHERE: Japan BEST FOR: Cutting-edge train travel Japan's famous bullet trains
, or Shinkansen, are known for hitting speeds of 180mph.
CHINA has frozen approval of new railway projects and halted some bullet train
manufacturing after the collision last month that killed 40 people.
A BULLET train
crashed into another high-speed train in eastern China, killing at least 35 people, injuring 191 others and once again raising safety concerns about the country's fast-expanding rail network.
Doubts about China's breakneck plans to expand high-speed rail across the country have been underscored in the wake of a bullet train
wreck that killed at least 36 people.
BEIJING, July 25, 2011 (Frontier Star): A bullet train
crashed into another high-speed train that had stalled after being struck by lightning in eastern China, causing four carriages to fall off a viaduct and killing at least 35 people and injuring 191 others, state media and an official said on Sunday.
Bulgaria and Turkey are planning the launch of a bullet train
between Sofia and Edirne, according to Suleyman Karaman, Director General and Chairman of the Board of the Turkish State Railways.
As if to drive the point home, Howle singles out the leg of the bullet train
line that is generally considered the simplest, cheapest, and shortest.