Month: October 2014

Shinkansen turned a half of century

Shinkansen (Japanese bullet train) was the 50th anniversary on October 1, 2014. According to news reports, the total running distance of all Shinkansen trains for 50 years is equal to 13.3 times the distance between the earth and the sun. And they carried 5.6 billion passengers. But, the one thing that’s more important than anything else is no accident death for 50 years. Shinkansen is very safe. In addition, though about 120,000 trains are operated for one year, the average delay time is only 36 seconds. The punctuality of Shinkansen is the number one in the world. Shinkansen is earthquake-proof Japan is one of the earthquake countries. But Shinkansen is […]