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 1435
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 Juin 2013. 
  4. "Milestones:Tokaido Shinkansen (Bullet Train), 1964". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 4 August 2011.