MAX Shinkansen

Sunday, December 25, 2011
E4系新幹線

The MAX Shinkansen is part of the E4 series of Shinkansen and has double-decker carriages. The MAX (Multi Amenity Express) runs on the Joetsu, Tohoku and sometimes Nagano shinkansen routes from Tokyo and Ueno stations at a maximum speed of 240kph.

MAX Shinkansen, Tokyo Station


When 16 cars are used the train can carry over 1,600 people, the highest capacity for a train set in the world.

The interior of the trains have special spaces for storing skis on the journey to ski resorts of Nagano and Echigo Yuzawa.

MAX Shinkansen, Tokyo Station
Max E4 Series Shinkansen Tokyo Station

The present E4 series is planned to be discontinued in 2016.


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