THSR 700T – Taiwanese variant of Japanese Shinkansen
- Speed: 300 km/h
- Location: Taiwan
- Route: Taipei – Kaohsiung
- Number of seats: 989
- Commencement of exploitation: January 5, 2007
THSR 700T – It is a Taiwanese variant of Japanese Shinkansen. You can tell by the trains because they were produced by Japanese companies Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Nippon Sharyi and Hitachi. Although the train was launched in 2007, the train reached a record speed of 315 km / h during test runs in 2005. The train then began to run on a 345 km route between Taipei and Kaohsiung. The machine therefore cut travel time from four and a half hours to just 90 minutes.
Currently, the train consists of twelve carriages that can carry 989 passengers. The tunnels through which the train passes have been built to European specifications with a larger diameter than in Japan. There was an earthquake in 2010, in Kaohsiung, as a result of which the wheels of the train came off the track. Nobody was injured and the train, after an hour’s repair, reached the next station.