Does Japan’s bullet train travel at a speed of 4800 km/hr?
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Different videos of a fast-moving train and visuals of train ride captured from inside are shared with a claim that Japan’s bullet train is moving with a speed of 4800 km/hr and that it takes 10 minutes to cover 515 km from Osaka to Tokyo.
What is the truth?
Video 1 Fact-check
When the keyframes of this video is reverse searched, we could not find the exact video but found a similar video from a Youtube channel named ‘MrKesavaraj’ mentioning it as Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train at Odawara station.
When searching for the speed of the Shinkansen train, it is known that the train runs at speeds of up to 320 km/hr, as per the ‘japan guide’ website.
Video 2 & 3 Fact-check
Both these clips look similar with speedometer and mentioned ‘Fermata Studio’ at the top left corner of the videos. When searching for Fermata Studio, it is found that they digitally create videos using hyperlapse visual processing techniques. And all their videos seem to be in a similar style.
Video 4 Fact-check
When this video is watched closely, the train has mentioned ‘Alstom’ in it.
574.8 km is mentioned in the video at the end when the train stops.
When this image is reverse searched, Alstom’s verified Twitter account posted this image in April 2022 describing that their train TGV set a ‘Highspeed world record’ on April 3, 2007, reaching 574 km/hr and that it still stands.
And the same information can also be seen on Reuters.
A Youtube channel ‘Hermann1871’ published a video in June 2007 with the title ‘TGV speed record 574.8 km/h 3 April 2007’ in which matching viral video visuals can be seen.
When searching for the world’s fastest train, ‘The Guardian’ article dated 21, April 2015 mentioned that Japan’s maglev train sets the world speed record with 600 km/he in test run. BBC News published the same video on the same date.
The videos shared with the claim that they are Japan’s bullet trains travelling with a speed of 4800 km/hr are indeed fake.