Japanese Railway System
Many of you might have an idea on Japan’s railways since it is famous for its on-time arrival/departure and “the world’s first high-speed railway”, known as the shinkansen.
Japan’s railway technology was brought from the United Kingdom(UK) during the Meiji era, and the first train line was from Shinagawa station to Yokohama station. It is said that the current railway culture of Japan was formed using different track widths from the world since it came from the UK. Japan’s total railway distance is 27,182 km and
ranks 11th in the world. Compared to other countries, it has about 10 times as many tracks as Vietnam, and about 27 times as much as that of the Philippines. Japan’s shinkansen is also recognized as speedy and arrives on time. This is clearly supported by Tohoku Shinkansen “Hayabusa”, which runs at 320 km/h, making it the third fastest train in the world. This shinkansen is likely to come on time since its ratio of delay falling within 5 minutes is 99%, which makes it an excellent train above all.
Its high level of credibility may be one of the reasons why everyone continues to use and love the railway system in Japan.