This month’s number is 342.
There are 342 Shinkansen everyday between Tokyo and Osaka (171 in each direction). The trains will normally start operating about 6:30AM and stop at about 12:30AM. That means there is a train every 6.3 minutes.
1964 – The year the Shinkansen started operating
285/177 – Maximum speed of the Tokaido Shinkansen in km/hour and miles/hour
405/1328 – Length of each Shinkansen in meters and feet
1,200 – Normal number of seats on each Shinkansen
454,000 – Average daily ridership (2016)
165,710,000 – Annual ridership (2016)
0.9 – Average delay in minutes from schedule per train (including delays due to uncontrollable such as natural disasters and weather)
0 – The number of accidents since the Shinkansen started operating