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  Shinkansen - Simple English Wikipedia
The Shinkansen are run by the many companies of Japan Railway (which in the past was called Japanese National Railways, but now is one group of private companies).
In contrast to the older lines, Shinkansen lines are standard gauge, and use tunnels and viaducts to go through and over obstacles, rather than around them.
Shinkansen trains now run regularly at speeds of up to 300 km/h (185 mph), putting them among the fastest trains running in the world, along with the French TGV and German ICE trains.
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 Shinkansen - Wikipedia
Shinkansen merupakan sarana utama untuk angkutan antar kota di Jepang, selain pesawat terbang.
Tidak ada daftar kecelakaan yang berakibat fatal dalam pengoperasian Shinkansen sejak sekitar 40 tahun yang lalu.
Pada gempa bumi Chuetsu di Oktober 2004 sebuah Shinkansen yang dekat dengan pusat gempa lepas dari relnya, namun tidak ada penumpang yang terluka.
id.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shinkansen   (504 words)

  
 Shinkansen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When building the Shinkansen network, it was not often feasible to build the line to connect to an already existing station and therefore a new second station was built.
Shinkansen trains now run regularly at speeds of up to 300 km/h (185 mph), putting them among the fastest trains running in the world, along with the French TGV, Spanish AVE and German ICE trains.
The Narita Shinkansen project to connect Tokyo to Narita International Airport, initiated in the 1970s but halted in 1983 after landowner protests, has been officially cancelled and removed from the Basic Plan governing Shinkansen construction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shinkansen   (1277 words)

  
 Nagano Shinkansen - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Nagano Shinkansen (長野新幹線) is the name for the segment of the Hokuriku Shinkansen that currently exists (as of 2005).
Its original purpose was to serve Nagano for the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics.
The Nagano shinkansen is currently under construction as far Kanazawa and has tenative planes all the way to Osaka under the name of the Hokuriku Shinkansen.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Nagano_Shinkansen   (155 words)

  
 Shinkansen biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Shinkansen (新幹線) is a network of high speed rail lines in Japan, upon which the famous "Bullet Trains" run.
The Shinkansen are run by the various companies of Japan Railway, formerly Japanese National Railways but now a private consortium.
The prefix 'shin' means 'new' in Japanese and is used to distinguish the railway station serving Shinkansen trains in towns where it is in a different location to the regular station, as in Shin-Osaka station.
shinkansen.biography.ms   (809 words)

  
 SHINKANSEN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
De Shinkansen, 新幹線 in het Japans, is een netwerk hogesnelheidslijnen in Japan, waar de beroemde kogeltreinen (Japanse hogesnelheidstreinen) rijden.
De Shinkansen heeft een spoorbreedte 1435 millimeter (normaalspoor).
In oktober 1964 werd de eerste Shinkansen in gebruik genomen tussen Tokio en Osaka.
www.thumpershollow.com /encyclopedia/S/Shinkansen   (323 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Hokuriku Shinkansen
The Hokuriku Shinkansen (北陸旰幹線) is a shinkansen rail line which opened in 1997 between Takasaki and Nagano; it is called the Nagano Shinkansen (長野旰幹線) in JR East publicity and timetables.
Shinkansen 0 Series at Fukuyama Station, April 2002 Shinkansen 500 Series at Kyoto Station, April 2002 300 (Left) and 700 Series Shinkansen at Tokyo Station The Shinkansen (新幹線) is a network of high speed rail lines in Japan on which the famous Bullet Trains run.
Following the opening of the Shinkansen, part of the conventional line was abandoned between Yokokawa and Karuizawa.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Hokuriku-Shinkansen   (528 words)

  
 The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun (Japan)
The people of Nagano are very conscious of their cultural legacy, and are also strong believers in the importance of education.
Nagano is known as one of Japan's largest concentration of high-tech industries.
Nagano is linked to Tokyo, Nagoya and the Kansai area by three highways - the Joshin'etsu, Chuo and Nagano highways - and is only 1.5 hours from Tokyo via the Nagano Shinkansen, which began operating in the fall of 1997.
www.shinmai.co.jp /shinmai/shim9e.html   (249 words)

  
 Railway Technology - Shinkansen High Speed 'Bullet Train' operated by JR Central, Japan
Shinkansen run largely on conventional steel rail mounted on concrete sleepers, but the fastest services use dedicated tracks to avoid conflict with slower trains.
Shinkansen trains run on two different gauges - 1,067mm and 1,435mm - which precludes each part of the system from using the other's trains.
The next candidate is the 59km of the Nagano Shinkansen from Nagano to Joetsu, with plans existing to eventually extend this to Komatsu via Toyama and Kanazawa.
www.railway-technology.com /projects/shinkansen   (849 words)

  
 Shinkansen - network of high speed rail lines in Japan
In contrast to the existing lines, the Shinkansen lines are standard gauge, and use tunnels and viaducts to go through and over obstacles, rather than around them.
The prefix is used to distinguish the railway station serving Shinkansen trains in towns where it is in a different location to the regular station, as in Shin-Osaka station.
The Kyushu Shinkansen from Kagoshima to Yatsushiro is scheduled to open in 2004.
www.japan-101.com /travel/shinkansen.htm   (751 words)

  
 NAGANO HOTELS & TRAVEL GUIDES - SAVE UP TO 70% ON NAGANO HOTELS RESERVATIONS
Nagano (長野市) is the capital city of Nagano Prefecture, situated near the junction of the Chikuma River and the Sai River on the island of Honshu, in the Chubu region of Japan.
Nagano was the host city to the 1998 Winter Olympics and thus is clearly related to winter tourism activities.
Nagano is also famous for a 7th century Buddhist temple, Zenkoji (善光寺).Nagano city, established in 1897, was once a town built around the temple.
www.japaneselifestyle.com.au /travel/nagano.htm   (676 words)

  
 Shinkansen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Shinkansen (新幹線) is a network of high speed rail lines in Japan, upon which the famous "BulletTrains" run.
The prefix'shin' means 'new' in Japanese and is used to distinguish the railway station serving Shinkansen trains in towns where it is in adifferent location to the regular station, as in Shin-Osakastation.
Shinkansen trainsnow run regularly at speeds of up to 300 km/h (185 mph), putting them among the fastest trains running in the world, along withthe French TGV and German ICE trains.
www.therfcc.org /shinkansen-144298.html   (717 words)

  
 Japanese Railways Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Shinkansen is famous for its high speed; actually it is not only fast, but very convenient and efficient.
Its scenery may be rather dull because everytime Shinkansen line comes to mountainous areas or even small hills, it goes straight into a long long tunnel to avoid curving, which is the obstacle to its high speed.
You may often have to change Shinkansen to a limited express at the junction if you extend your journey off the beaten track, although schedule is generally well organized and you have only to wait for several minutes at the connections.
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/Cove/5750/binfo.html   (2151 words)

  
 Japanese Railways Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Average number of passengers of Shinkansen was 21,649 in 1964, and grew at surprising pace, marking 20 or 30 percent increase every year in 1960s (27,738 in 1965, 49,681 in 1967, 70,807 in 1970).
In 1972, Shinkansen was extended to Okayama, and in 1975, Hakata (Fukuoka) in Kyushu Island.
Shinkansen might be extend to other cities such as Sakata, Matsue, Takamatsu, Matsuyama and Oita by introduction of eMini Shinkansenf or the development of free-gauge train currently under experiment which can change gauge from 1435 mm to 1067 mm and go direct from Shinkansen to conventional rail line.
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/Cove/5750/shinkan.html   (3440 words)

  
 Shinkansen (Japanese Bullet Train)
The Tokaido Shinkansen, connecting Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka, was inaugurated in the year 1964 as the first shinkansen line and the world's first high speed train.
The southern half of the Kyushu Shinkansen, connecting Yatsushiro with Kagoshima, was inaugurated in March 2004.
Currently under construction are the further extension of the Tohoku Shinkansen to Aomori and the extension of the Nagano Shinkansen to Kanazawa.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2018.html   (596 words)

  
 E2 Series Shinkansen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The E2 Series Shinkansen are new trains (construction started in 1997) for Japan's Joetsu, Tohoku and Nagano Shinkansen high-speed dedicated rail lines.
They are formed in 8 or 10-car sets, and the 10-car sets can be coupled to E3 Series Shinkansen Komachi sets using couplers hidden behind sliding nose doors.
Their maximum speed is 275 km/h (170mph) although large stretches of the lines on which they run have lower speed limits.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/E2_Series_Shinkansen   (168 words)

  
 Nagano Shinkansen -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Nagano Shinkansen (長野新幹線) is the name for the segment of the (Click link for more info and facts about Hokuriku Shinkansen) Hokuriku Shinkansen that currently exists (as of 2005).
Its original purpose was to serve Nagano for the (Click link for more info and facts about 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics) 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics.
The Nagano shinkansen is currently under construction as far Kanazawa and has tenative planes all the way to Osaka under the name of the (Click link for more info and facts about Hokuriku Shinkansen) Hokuriku Shinkansen.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/n/na/nagano_shinkansen.htm   (170 words)

  
 Japan : By Train   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The newest line is the Nagano Shinkansen, completed in time for the 1998 Winter Olympics and connecting Tokyo and Ueno stations with Nagano in the Japan Alps.
Shinkansen running along these lines offer two kinds of service -- trains that stop only at major cities (Nozomi and Hikari trains) and trains that make more stops and are therefore slightly slower (Kodoma).
Travel is restricted to JR rapid and local trains (that is, Shinkansen and limited express trains are not included in the pass) and unreserved seating.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=229&catID=0229030861   (2996 words)

  
 Routes and Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Sanyo Shinkansen was opened as far as Okayama in March 1972, and the entire 554 km from Shin-Osaka to Hakata (Fukuoka) was opened in January 1975 with the completion of the 18.7 km Shin-Kanmon Tunnel linking Honshu (Japan's main island) to Kyushu.
This was the name for the former all-stations shinkansen services between Tokyo and Niigata, which was discontinued in October 1997 when services were integrated with Asahi and the new Tanigawa services.
The route from Tokyo to Nagano is to be initially called the "Nagano Shinkansen" in all JR publicity, and covers a distance of 226 km.
www.h2.dion.ne.jp /~dajf/byunbyun/service.htm   (3043 words)

  
 SHINKANSEN FACTS AND INFORMATION
There are also long-term plans to extend the network, Hokkaido_Shinkansen from Aomori to Sapporo (through the Seikan_Tunnel), Kyushu Shinkansen to Nagasaki, and as well as complete a link from Kanazawa back to Osaka, although none of these are likely to be completed by 2020.
The Narita_Shinkansen project to connect Tokyo to Narita_International_Airport, initiated in the 1970s but halted in 1983 after landowner protests, has been officially cancelled and removed from the Basic Plan governing Shinkansen construction.
These include a link to Shikoku by the Honshu-Shikoku bridge system, a link from Shinjuku to Omiya (part of the Joetsu_Shinkansen), and a route covering the entire Sea_of_Japan coast of Honshu.
www.witwib.com /Shinkansen   (1183 words)

  
 Salon Wanderlust | Plastered in Nagano
Nagano Station, the terminal station of the Nagano Shinkansen, or bullet train, which was built in a rush in preparation for the Games, put up a drop curtain with a welcoming message on the wall of the station the week before the Games started.
NAOC complained about the small picture of a torch in the corner of the curtain, saying, "This curtain cannot be permitted because the torch reminds people of the Olympic flame." Eventually, officials decided to cover the picture.
Because Nagano, like many Japanese cities, is full of signboards with all kinds of colors -- bright red, blue, yellow -- due to historically lenient scenery regulations.
archive.salon.com /wlust/feature/1998/02/17feature2.html   (628 words)

  
 Shinkansen
Shinkansen (von vorne Baureihe 500, 100, 700, 300)
Tōhoku Shinkansen: Tōkyō - Uëno - Ōmiya - Fukushima - Sendai - Morioka - Hachinohe 593,1 km (Hachinohe - Shin Aomori 81,2 km Eröffnung 2013 geplant)
Nagano Shinkansen oder Hokuriku Shinkansen: Takasaki - Nagano 117,4 km (Nagano - Toyama 162,1 km Erföffnung 2013 geplant)
www.weblexikon.de /Shinkansen.html   (1385 words)

  
 Outdoor Japan - Area Guides - Nagano Prefecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Winter Olympics put Nagano on the world’s stage for two weeks in 1998 and it’s still evident by the public works projects and sports facilities around the city today.
Otari Village is situated at the foot of the Northern Japan Alps in the northwest end of Nagano.
Nagano’s second largest lake, Nojiri-ko has a variety of summertime activities including water skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, boating, cycling.
www.outdoorjapan.com /areaguides/agnagano1.html   (891 words)

  
 Japan: Planning a Trip : Getting Around : By Train | Frommers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The most widely used line for tourists is the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen, which runs from Tokyo and Shinjuku stations west to such cities as Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Himeji, Okayama, and Hiroshima, before reaching its final destination of Hakata/Fukuoka on the island of Kyushu.
The Joetsu Shinkansen connects Tokyo and Ueno stations with Niigata on the Japan Sea coast.
The other JR-West Pass available is the Sanyo Area Pass, which covers a larger area, allows travel via Shinkansen (including the super-fast Nozomi) and JR local trains from Osaka as far as Hakata (in the city of Fukuoka on Kyushu), and includes Hiroshima, Okayama, Kurashiki, Himeji, and Kobe.
www.frommers.com /destinations/japan/0229030861.html   (3086 words)

  
 Nagano (prefecture) - Wikitravel
Nagano prefecture (長野県 Nagano-ken) is located at the center of Japan.
The Nagano Shinkansen line, a branch of the Joetsu line to Niigata, connects to Tokyo in around 2 hours.
There are many mountains in Nagano, so there are many places to ski.
wikitravel.org /en/Nagano_(prefecture)   (168 words)

  
 math lessons - Joetsu Shinkansen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Joetsu Shinkansen (上越新幹線) is a high-speed railway line connecting Tokyo and Niigata, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company.
It is one of the most complex lines in the Shinkansen network, as it has to cross the mountainous backbone of Honshu Island.
In 1991, a 400 Series Shinkansen train set a speed record of 345 km/h on the Joetsu line: in 1993, an experiemental train managed 425 km/h.
www.mathdaily.com /lessons/Joetsu_Shinkansen   (260 words)

  
 JALTOUR ONLINE > Rail Package
Visit the historical cities of Sendai and Nagano and stay a night or two....
Depart from Narita Airport Station or Tokyo Station on board the Super Express Nagano Shinkansen to Nagano Station (Approx.
NAGANO SHINKANSEN to the TOKYO or Narita Airport Station (Approx 1hr40mins).
www.jaltour.co.uk /c-railpack/cityexperiennce.html   (418 words)

  
 International Railway Journal: Shinkansen Operators Strive To Boost Traffic
On the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen, JR Central and JR West have started to operate their new series 700 emus in place of series 0, 100, and 300 trains.
A further possible 830km of new Shinkansen is under serious discussion, while preliminary planning is underway on a construction programme which could eventually extend the network to 6800km.
In the case of Nagano Line, the parallel narrow-gauge line was transferred to another operator after the new line's opening.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0BQQ/is_5_40/ai_62871159   (1339 words)

  
 The Washibe Worldwide Breakfast Show
It's just been on the news that the Shinkansen extension to Aomori is scheduled to open in Heisei 24 (in the Japanese system of years)- so, in ten years' time, which is three years later than I seem to remember reading.
Anyway, the new stretch of line, from Morioka, is the first extension of the Tohoku Shinkansen to the north in 20 years, since the section to Morioka opened in 1982.
An interesting point is that with the opening of this new Shinkansen, JR has been forced to give up the part of the Tohoku Honsen that runs parallel to the new line.
radio.weblogs.com /0104974/2002/12/01.html   (841 words)

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