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    JAPANESE NATIONAL RAILWAYS ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY THAT NEW TOKAIDO TRUNK LINE SUPER-EXPRESSES WILL BEGIN MAKING THE TOKYO OSAKA RUN IN 3 HOURS NEXT APRIL.

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    JAPANESE NATIONAL RAILWAYS ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY THAT NEW TOKAIDO TRUNK LINE SUPER-EXPRESSES WILL BEGIN MAKING THE TOKYO OSAKA RUN IN 3 HOURS NEXT APRIL.

    THIS DECISION WAS MADE FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL TEST RUNS OF THE NEW EXPRESS "KODAMA" AND THE SUPER-EXPRESS "HIKARI" ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES ON A NORMAL OPERATIONAL SCHEDULE.

    THIS SHOWS THE TEST RUN ON TUESDAY. STUDENTS AND SCHOOL CHILDREN WERE ABOARD THE HIKARI WHEN IT LEFT TOKYO AND WAS SET FOUR HOURS TO COVER THE 515 KILOMETRES (320) MILES TO OSAKA, JAPAN'S SECOND LARGEST CITY.

    THE 12-CAR TEST TRAIN LEFT TOKYO AT 9:30 A.M. AND CAME TO A STOP AT SHIN OSAKA STATION AT 12.58 P.M. IN COVERING THE DISTANCE AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 130 KILOMETRES (81 M.P.M) PER HOUR, IT HIT A MAXIMUM SPEED OF 215 K.P.H. (134 M.P.H), AND MADE TWO STOPS, ONE AT NAGOYA, THIRD LARGEST CITY IN THE COUNTRY, AND THE OTHER AT KYOTO.

    TO BEGIN WITH THE SUPER-EXPRESS SERVICE WILL OPERATE A 4 HOUR SERVICE FROM OCTOBER, AND THIS TIME WILL BE REDUCED TO 3 HOURS NEXT APRIL. THE NEW TRAIN IS GOING TO SET UP CLOSE COMPETITION WITH THE DOMESTIC AIR SERVICE. ALTHOUGH ACTUAL FLYING TIME BETWEEN TOKYO AND OSAKA A IS ONLY ONE HOUR, IT TAKES TWO HOURS FROM AIRPORT TO CITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAHXNSAIWEHQB5MF9VLP2YWY8C
    Media URN:
    VLVAAHXNSAIWEHQB5MF9VLP2YWY8C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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