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Japan to offer bullet train with footbath

Japan’s super-speedy bullet train is to offer passengers a chance to soothe their tired feet in a carriage equipped with footbaths.

JR East will launch the service in July, with one carriage on the “shinkansen” bullet train having two 2.4-metre-long (8-foot) tubs facing windows.

The train, named Toreiyu — a combination of the English “train”, the French “soleil” and “yu”, the Japanese word for hot water — will also have a car with a bar counter and tatami-mat flooring with tables made from cherrywood.

“We are trying to offer services in which getting on the train itself is the purpose of the travel, ” said JR East spokesman Ryosuke Akaya.

The train will run on a 148-kilometre route between Fukushima and Shinjo City in Yamagata prefecture. It is part of a campaign to promote tourism in Yamagata, a farming area known for rice, beef, cherries and pears.

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Imagine the convenience and savings in resources if we had trains like Europe and Japan !?!!
Other than the political will and opposition from competing transportation entities, there is no reason NOT to begin immediate construction.
The most complicated element of the infrastructure [easement/land] is already in place. No carbon dioxide emissions, no oil, clean, safe, fast and comfortable...and low maintenance.
Replacement and modernization of our dangerous, antiquated rail system is long overdue. Amtrac is a failure and disgrace to American ingenuity and accomplishment

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