The N700-I Bullet is more than just a train—it is a fully formed, integrated and proven high-speed rail operating system for the international market.  The N700-I Bullet system is the safest and most reliable conventional high-speed rail system available in the world today. 

The core of the N700-I Bullet system is the series N700 Shinkansen, the 5th generation of bullet trains that have operated on the Tokaido Shinkansen in Japan since 1964.  This system has been optimized through nearly 50 years of first class service by the world’s premier high-speed rail operator, the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).  JR Central operates 333 daily high-speed trains on the Tokaido Shinkansen between Tokyo and Osaka, transporting an average of 391,000 passengers daily.

  1. Fast:
    Thanks to its EMU-style acceleration system and light weight, the N700-I is capable of reaching its top operating speed of 205 miles per hour in a short distance with rapid, smooth acceleration.

  2. Safe:
    JR Central’s Shinkansen have maintained a perfect safety record since beginning commercial operation nearly 50 years ago.  In the course of billions of passenger movements, there have been zero passenger fatalities or injuries due to train accidents.

  3. Quiet
    As their trains travel in some of the world’s most densely-populated areas, JR Central has invested heavily in research and development to reduce noise levels. The aerodynamic design of the N700-I substantially reduces air resistance, which not only decreases noise, but also increases energy efficiency.

  4. Reliable
    Punctuality is a significant feature of the Shinkansen network in Japan, and is the hallmark of its global reputation.  The entire system is designed for efficiency, and results in an average annual delay per train of just 36 seconds throughout the entire network in Japan.

  5. Green
    Due to its light weight, aerodynamic design, and innovative regenerative braking system, the N700-I is the most efficient high-speed rail system in operation.  With an approximately 50% lower consumption rate than its competitors, the N700-I Bullet has the smallest carbon footprint of existing high-speed rail systems.

About the N700-I Bullet Train

205mph  (330 kph)

2.0 mph/sec (3.2 kph/sec)

AC25kV, 60Hz

9,760kW (305kW x 32)

100% AC regenerative brakes

8-car electric multiple unit (EMU)

636 passengers

672 feet  (204.7m)

82ft x 11ft x 11.8ft  (25m x 3.36m x 3.6mm)

365 tons

19 in, 46 in  (480mm, 160mm)

18 in, 41 in  (460mm, 1040mm)

Maximum Cruising Speed

Starting Acceleration

Electrical System

Total Power Output

Braking System


Seating Capacity

Train-set Length

Car Dimensions (L x W x H)

Train-set Weight (loaded)

Seat Width, Pitch (First)

Seat Width, Pitch (Economy)



The reference design of the N700-I Series is based on the 16-car N700 Series trains that operate in Japan between Tokyo and Osaka.  The configuration of international train consists can range from six to sixteen cars.  Specifications and configurations shown assume an 8-car configuration.  For the U.S. market, the N700-I’s configuration will be adjusted and optimized according to ridership, topography, construction plan and other location-unique factors.