Nippon Sharyo developed prototypes and is currently delivering the latest model, the N700, in the storied line of high-speed EMUs, the Shinkansen.
With Japan’s mountainous topography limiting the possibility of meaningful increases in speed, design and development of the N700 focused on evolutionary improvements to ride quality: The tilting system increases comfort and speed through curves; the semi-active suspension system’s lightning-quick response controls vibration and eliminates jerking movements; the “cover-all hood” (full-circumference cover of the space between cars) significantly reduces wind turbulence and interior noise; and interior passenger fixtures and amenities employ state-of-the-art ergonomics for maximum passenger comfort.
Series N700-1000 (N700A) Shinkansen (Central Japan Railway Co.)
Series N700-7000 Shinkansen (West Japan Railway Co.)
Model 700T Super-express EMU for Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation
Series E2 Shinkansen (East Japan Railway Co．）