Japan has started testing the world’s fastest-ever bullet train.
The new train will be capable of reaching 400 kilometres per hour.
The ALFA-X version of the Shinkansen train began three years’ worth of test runs on Friday.
Once it enters operation sometime around 2030, it will run at speeds of up to 360 kph (224 mph).
The trains futuristic design features 10 cars and a long pointed nose.
It’ll be tested on the line between the cities of Sendai and Aomori, which are about 280 kilometres apart. Tests will take place after midnight, when the line is quiet and will occur twice a week.
No matter what speeds the train achieves during its test runs, it won’t match the record-breaking pace of Japan Railway’s magnetic train.
This train hit 603 kph (374 mph) on an experimental track in 2015.