Shinkansen Fun Fact Friday

After all I’ve read about the Shinkansen being super safe I was surprised to hear that one of the Bullet Trains derailed in Akita prefecture last week. The Japan Times stated that a train derailed the afternoon of March 2nd and it is suspected that the cause was the massive snow storm norther Japan was hit with. There were 130 passengers but luckily none of them were hurt.

shinkansen train derailPicture courtesy of Japan Times

 

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