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Komachi (train)

Komachi (train)
E3 series train
CaptionE3 series train
OperatorJR East
LinesTōhoku Shinkansen, Akita Shinkansen
Maxspeed275 km/h (170.9 mph)
StockE3 series

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|} is the sole service running on the Akita Shinkansen, using only E3 series trains. Between Tokyo and Morioka, it couples with a Tōhoku Shinkansen E2 series trainset. After Morioka, the Komachi service continues along standard gauge tracks that were converted from narrow gauge. Because it then runs on tracks that have grade crossings, its maximum speed from Morioka to Akita is 130 km/h, compared to 275 km/h on the Tōhoku Shinkansen.

The Komachi service was named after a famous poet from the area, Ono no Komachi, whose name (小町) is also synonymous with "belle" or "beauty" in Japanese.

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