Thursday, 27 June 2013
JR Kyushu - Series 800 Shinkansen, Japan.
The 800 series is a Japanese Shinkansen high-speed train type operated by JR Kyushu on the Kyushu Shinkansen high-speed rail line. Built by Hitachi, the trains were introduced on the Tsubame services from March 2004. The 800 series has a maximum speed of 260 km/h (160 mph) in service, although its maximum design speed is 285 km/h (177 mph). The livery is white, with a red stripe.
Following the opening of the entire Kyushu Shinkansen route on 12 March 2011, 800 series trains were primarily used on all-stations Tsubame services operating mostly between Hakata and Kumamoto. They also operate some Sakura services within the Kyushu Shinkansen.