Shinkansen - Future - Gauge Change Train

Gauge Change Train

Experiments are taking place with a Gauge Change Train to enable direct operation between standard-gauge Shinkansen and narrow-gauge conventional lines; this could be useful for the Kyushu Shinkansen branch to Nagasaki and other conventional lines. Future implementation awaits practical operational tests.

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