Japan launches new earthquake-free train

Japan is commissioning another high-speed train, the N700S, capable of accelerating to 365 km / h. However, its "working" speed is slightly lower - only 285 km / h. According to the development company, the train also has high resiliency during earthquakes thanks to an on-board autonomous power supply.

The train has advanced braking and steering systems: it can slow down and stop much faster in the event of an emergency. The N700S will operate between Tokyo and Osaka.

One of the main novelties of the N700S is the world's first lithium-ion battery system, which allows a train to independently pass an emergency section of the track in case of a sudden power outage (for example, during an earthquake) and arrive at a safe place at low speed.

Do not forget that up to 10% of all world earthquakes occur in Japan, despite the fact that its territory is only 1/100 of 1% of the Earth's surface. To the credit of Japanese engineers and railroad workers, not a single passenger has suffered in the entire half-century history of high-speed railways in this country.