Tōkaidō Shinkansen

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Tōkaidō Shinkansen
700 series passin tea fields atween Shizuoka an Kakegawa, Januar 2008
Overview
Type Shinkansen
Locale Japan
Termini Tokyo
Shin-Osaka
Stations 17
Operation
Opened 1 October 1964
Ainer JR Central
Depot(s) Tokyo, Mishima, Nagoya, Osaka
Rollin stock 700 series
N700 series
Technical
Line length 515.4 km (320.3 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 25 kV AC, 60 Hz, owerhead catenary
Operatin speed 270 km/h (170 mph)
Route map
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Tōkaidō Shinkansen route map
Aomori( Tōhoku Shinkansen )
0.0 km Tokyo
6.8 km Shinagawa
Tama River
25.5 km Shin-Yokohama
Sagami River
76.7 km Odawara
95.4 km Atami
111.3 km Mishima
135.0 km Shin-Fuji
Fuji River
167.4 km Shizuoka
Abe River
Ooi River
211.3 km Kakegawa
Tenryu River
238.9 km Hamamatsu
Lake Hamana
274.2 km Toyohashi
312.8 km Mikawa-Anjō
342.0 km Nagoya
367.1 km Gifu-Hashima
408.2 km Maibara
476.3 km Kyoto
515.4 km Shin-Ōsaka
Hakata( Sanyō Shinkansen )

The Tōkaidō Shinkansen (東海道新幹線?) is a Japanese heich-speed Shinkansen line, opened in 1964 atween Tokyo an Shin-Ōsaka. Syne 1987 it haes been operatit bi the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central), prior tae that bi Japanese Naitional Railways (JNR). It is the maist hivily travelled heich-speed rail route in the warld bi far; its cumulative ridership o 5.3 billion passengers dwarfs aw ither seestems an lines warldwide.[1][2]

The line wis named a jynt Heestoric Mechanical Engineerin Landmark an IEEE Milestone bi the American Society o Mechanical Engineers an the Institute o Electrical an Electronics Engineers in 2000.[3][4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Bullet Train & Maglev System to Cross the Pacific", Saturday, 04 September 2010 09:55, by Yoshiyuki Kasai, Chairman of JRC
  2. Central Japan Railway Company Annual Report 2012. Retrieved 3rd June 2013].
  3. "Tokaido Shinkansen (1964)". Landmarks. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  4. "Milestones:Tokaido Shinkansen (Bullet Train), 1964". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 4 August 2011.