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Tokyo-Aomori bullet train 'Hayabusa' debuted in March 2011.

Tokyo-Aomori bullet train 'Hayabusa' debuted in March 2011.

Peregrine Falcon

Hayabusa, Peregrine Falcon, the new 320 km/h shinkansen train operated by
East Japan Railway Company (JR East) between Tokyo and Shin-Aomori in Japan
has started to run from March 2011.
All 'Hayabusa' train vehicles do not provide a smoking booth, and
entirely smoke-free.

Now, JR-East provided a new E5 Series train on the TohokuShinkansen line. This fastest
commercial rail speeds up to300km/h, linking Tokyo and Aomori in three hours and 10 minutes.

At present, the maximum speed per hour is 110 kms between Tokyo and Omiya, 275 kms
between Omiya and Utsunomiya, 320 kms between Utsunomiya and Morioka, and 260 kms

between Morioka and Shin-Aomori. The line speed will be further increased to 320 kms
between Utsunomiya and Morioka from March 2013.
JR East plans to increase its speed to 360 kms per hour by the year of 2020.

The Max, a double-deck Shinkansen (left) and Hayabusa (right)
A special cabin attendant of the 'Gran-Class' (Premium-First Class ) serves a delicious free lunch box, soft drink
and alcohol beverage. A ticket price is \26,360 ( $336 in October 2012) from Tokyo to Aomori, one way.

This is a menu of light meals, snacks and sweets, served at Gran-Class of Shinkansen, JR-East railway.

This photograph shows the First Class car seats of Tokyo-Aomori bullet train 'Hayabusa'.
A mini-spot at a seat is light-controlled.
It provides eighteen, 45-degree reclining. Above photographs were taken in October 2012, by Dr. J. Miyamoto.

Left photo shows Shinkansen E5 railway vehicle. Tokyo-ShinAomori bullet train 'Hayate' is somewhat slower than 'Hayabusa'.
Right photo shows the Hayabusa train departing Tokyo terminal, pictured in March, 2012.

This shows interior of a super-express train, photographed in October 2012.

Shin-Aomori Shinkansen Station

(L) The interior of a super-express train (R) A ticket of Gran-Class of the Hayabusa bullet train

(L) The Hayabusa bullet train is waiting for a start at Shin-Aomori Station.
(R) This shows the joint segment of the vehicles of 'Super-Komachi' and the vehicles of 'Hayabusa'.
A train-vehicle connection was conducted at Morioka Station.
The last four photographs were taken in October 2013.

The maximum speed of Hayabusa is 320 Km/Hour, the world fastest train, the equal level of France's TGV.
Source: NHK TV broadcast, March 16, 2013

(L) Smoke-free Tokyo-Akita bullet train 'Super-Komachi' debuted in March 2013.
(R) Super-Komachi' is passing through Koriyama station in the twinkling of an eye.

Shinkansen Hayabusa: Tokyo to Shin-Aomori Station
Shinkansen Super-Komach
Shinkansen Super-Komach and Hayabusa at Tokyo Station
Shinkansen Hayabusa: A train cabin attendant of GranClass at Shinkansen high-speed train;
This is a video-recording from Shin-Aomori bound for Tokyo.

Narita airport smoking rooms Side trip to Yuze-Onsen, Akita
Narita airport smoking rooms Side trip to Mt. Komagatake and Lake Onuma, Hokkaido
Narita airport smoking rooms Side trip to Lake Towada and Oirase Stream Vally
Narita airport smoking rooms Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world
Smoking booth of Odakyu Electric Company was closed in March 2007.
Narita Airport-City Rail Service
Narita airport smoking rooms JR Shinkansen Tokyo Station
Narita airport smoking rooms JR's N700 superexpress train
Narita airport smoking rooms Smoking booth of JR Shikoku's express train was closed in March 2011.
Tobacco sales in Japan Kyushu Shinkansen with a smoking room

All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.

イタリア鉄道旅行・シシリア Italia Rail: Trenitalia
アイルランド鉄道旅行 Rail Travel Ireland
ニュージランド鉄道旅行 NZ Rail: Tranz Alpine/Scenic
オーストラリア鉄道旅行 Brief Journey by Australian Rail
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 Amtrak Acela Express: Boston-Newyork
シカゴ鉄道 Chicago CTA Rail
マイアミ鉄道 Miami Metro Rail

ストックホルム・空港鉄道 Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Express
ストックホルム地下鉄 Stockholm County Railways
スエーデンX2000の旅 X2000:Stockholm-Copenhagen Express
コペンハーゲン近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Greater Copenhagen Railways
パリ鉄道ターミナル駅 Paris Rail Terminals
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Paris Metro-RER-Tram
タイ・バンコク鉄道 Bangkok Mass Transit/Thai Railways
台湾高速鉄道 Taiwan High-Speed Rail
フィンランド鉄道 路面電車 地下鉄 Railways in Helsinki, Finland
インド鉄道 Indian Railways and Dehli Metro

シカゴ鉄道 Portugal Metro, Railways
マイアミ鉄道 Amsterdam Rail
シカゴ鉄道 High-speed train in Spain 2010
マイアミ鉄道 Barcelona Railways
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Washington DC Metro/Union Station

 Railway Travel in France 2011
 Railway Travel in Germany 2011
 Vancouver Skytrain
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Edomonton Metro
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Alaskan Railroad

韓国高速鉄道 Korea Train Express, Airport Express and Metro
米国横断鉄道旅行 Amtrak: Seattle to Glacier National Park
米国横断鉄道旅行 Airport Express and MTR, Hong Kong
サンフランシスコ鉄道 San Francisco: cablecar, tram and Bart
サンフランシスコ鉄道 High-speed train in Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2013

 Moscow Metro
 Saint Petersburg Metro
 Sapsan, high-speed train of Russia
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Allegro, high-speed train between Finland and Russia

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Railways connecting Canberra and Sydney, Australia
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 Gold Coast Light-Rail
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Train in Norway, Trondheim to Oslo

 Narita Airport-City Rail Service
 Japanese high-speed train 'Hayabusa'
 Japanese high-speed train 'Super-Komachi'

高速鉄道網建設 高速鉄道網建設高速鉄道網建設 高速鉄道網建設 Market Booms for new High-speed Trains
 Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world

Three major Japanese railway companies think that the smoking car and/or smoking-booth
in a train are
the superb service to train passengers.

english index tobacco control 日本語

東北新幹線超特急 はやぶさ
2011年3月撮影および執筆 2013年10月加筆
禁煙席ネット主宰 日本タバコフリー学会顧問 医学博士 宮本順伯
The article was written in March 2011 and last revised in October 2013, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.

Railway Travel in the World

Special Note:

 Two South Kuril and two islands off Hokkaido are the own land of Japan.
 Smoke-free hotels in Japan
 Domestic travel in Japan
 Smoke-free should be the minimum standard for the host city in the Olympic.
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.
 Tax saving's rental housing is mushrooming.

www. smokefree.jpn.com

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