Japan's Type N700 Bullet Train Almost Half as Fast as an Airplane

Despite its maiden voyage at 6AM on Sunday, the first public N700 drew quite a crowd. 1300 passengers enjoyed the 342 mile trip to Tokyo from Shin-Osaka Station, and in only two hours and twenty five minutes—five minutes shorter than previous trains. If that doesn't impress you, bear in mind the N700 covers the ground… » 7/03/07 10:09am 7/03/07 10:09am