A new high-speed train Kamome (“The Seagull”) was demonstrated at the Hitachi plant in the city of Kudamatsu.

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This is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to Railinsider. The train will run on the Nishi-Kyushu Shinkansen line with a length of 66 km, which is expected to open in the summer of 2022.

The Kamome train is built on the same platform as the high-speed express trains of the N700S series, which were commissioned in 2020, but has only 6 carriages. The Kamome train has seats of two classes with preliminary reservation (arranged in a 2 + 2 scheme) and without one (2 + 3).

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JR Kyushu Nishi-Kyushu Shinkansen high-speed line will connect Nagasaki to Take Onsen station, but will not yet be connected to the other Shinkansen lines. As previously reported, an unmanned high-speed train is being tested in Japan.

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