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.
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 E4 Series Shinkansen Tokyo Station|
The present E4 series is planned to be discontinued in 2016.
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