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


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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