Japan is preparing to add a new one to the bullet trains. Alpha-X test drives started to be used in 2030. The train has a special design nose and can reach 400 kilometers per hour. Alfa-X will be the world’s fastest ‘bullet train’ when it starts working.
Japan has begun testing Alfa-X, a new generation of a high-speed train. The train, which will be used in 2030, has a long development and testing process. While the speed of the Alfa-X will be 400 kilometers per hour, this speed will be limited to 360 kilometers per hour with passengers. The tests of the high-speed train produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Hitachi companies take place between the cities of Aomori and Sendai.
Alfa-X has a special design. A special nose was designed for the train in order to keep its high speed under control and to reduce noise in places such as a tunnel. The nose of Alfa-X, which is approximately 22 meters long, offers a safer journey and easier control with this special aerodynamic design. There are also air brakes at the top and magnetic plates at the bottom for the train to slow down. A video was also released on YouTube about the tests conducted in early May. Even though the high speed of the train cannot be seen in the published video, its nose and structure can be seen clearly. That’s the Alfa-X video:
By 2030, Alfa-X will be the fastest ‘bullet train’ in the world, but not the fastest in the world. As it is known, the fastest train in the world belongs to the Maglev train in Shanghai and it is 431 kilometers.