Japan soon gets new super-fast train

Kawasaki Heavy Industries plans to develop Japan’s fastest train [JP], which is expected to achieve a speed of 350km per hour. The current record for the Shinkansen, this country’s bullet train, stands at about 300kph.

Kawasaki says their so-called efSET (environmentally friendly Super Express Train) will also be more energy efficient, less noisy and offer a better riding comfort through a superior electrical control mechanism and a highly aerodynamic body design.

It will take the company about 1.5 years to finalize the design of the train, after which production and sales can start. After testing it in Japan, Kawasaki plans to turn the efSET into a worldwide bestseller.