Modernised Shinkansen Trains will Start from Spring 2016

Modernised Shinkansen Trains will Start from Spring 2016
March 5, 2015 6:14 pm

A new type of Shinkansen rail car starting service in the spring of 2016 will cater to modern art lovers by featuring contemporary Japanese works, East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) said March 3.

The bullet train, dubbed the “Genbi Shinkansen” (contemporary art Shinkansen), will run mainly between Echigo-Yuzawa and Niigata stations on the Joetsu Shinkansen Line.

The train was conceived by the company as a way to give passengers a more enjoyable Shinkansen experience.

Photographer Mika Ninagawa will design the train’s exterior, which will be themed on the fireworks festival held in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture, considered one of the three major fireworks shows in Japan.

Paintings, photographs and video installations created by contemporary artists will be featured throughout the train’s interior, which will also include a cafe and a children’s playroom.

The six-car train will be based on the E3-series, which operated on the Akita Shinkansen Line until March 2014. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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