A video of passengers on a fast-moving train has been shared on social media. Users claim that it is Japan's new Electric train which moves at a speed of 4800km/h. It completes a 515 km journey from Osaka to Tokyo in 10 minutes.
Few users even claimed that this electric train is 4 times faster than aircraft and 2 times faster than F 16 fighters. Great job done by Japanese.
The claim that Japan's new electric train runs at 4800 km/h is FALSE.
According to CNN, Japan's latest record-breaking bullet train doesn't only run faster and smoother -- it's also able to transport passengers to safety in the event of an earthquake.
The N700S -- the 'S' stands for 'Supreme' -- entered into service July 1 and serves the Tokaido Shinkansen line, which links Tokyo Station and Shin-Osaka Station in Osaka.
It can run up to 360 kilometers per hour. It is a new record. It makes the train one of the fastest in the world. The operating speed, however, will be capped at 285 kilometers per hour.
According to Japanrailpass.com.au, the travel time of Shinkansen or bullet train is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The fastest way to travel between Tokyo and Osaka is via the Nozomi trains on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line. In just 2 hours and 30 minutes, one can get from Tokyo Station to Shin-Osaka Station. A one-way trip costs 13,620 yen (unreserved seat) or 14,650 yen (reserved seat), and is not covered by the JR Pass.
So, the claim that the Japanese fastest train does not run at the speed of 4800km/h. It can run at speed of 360km/h only.
When observed carefully, the video shows the logo of 'Fermata Studio' on its top left corner.
When searched for 'Fermata Studio' as a keyword, we found that it is a youtube channel. According to the channel, it brings window views from trains and airplanes. No narration, no acting. Dedicated to stoic and hard-core travel enthusiasts.
Videos similar to that of the viral video can be seen on this channel showing train and Aeroplane visuals.
There was a similar claim shared a few months back using the same video. It was claimed that it showed a Japanese bullet train. This claim was debunked by Newsmeter where the original video could be found, which was uploaded on 2 August 2020 with the title "Simulation of Window View of Shinkansen Bullet Train Operating from Osaka to Tokyo (515km) in 10 min."
YouTube channel clearly mentioned in the video description, "This video is a fiction. Normally it takes 2.5 hours from Shin-Osaka to Tokyo (515km). Made by a method called 'Time variant hyper-lapse/time-lapse'."
But this video is now deleted.
Hence, the claim that the video shows Japan's new electric train that runs at 4800 km/h is FALSE.