Fastest Train Journey (Averaged Speed)
The West Japan Railway Company operates its 500-Series Nozomi Bullet Trains (Shinkansen) at an average speed of 261.8 km/h on the 192 km line between Hiroshima and Kokura on the Island of Honshu.
Japan has the busiest railway network, with around 23 billion passengers recorded for the year 2010, across all rail companies. Japan Railway, the country’s main rail company, recorded approximately 8.9 billion passengers alon in that year.
Japanese trains get very full indeed-particularly at rush hour-so white-gloved “Pushers” are used to encourage passengers to fill all available space.