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Transportation

Bullet trains combat snow delays with cameras and heaters

Japanese railway looks to keep service punctual with busier schedule

A Tokaido Shinkansen segment between Nagoya and Kyoto is particularly snow-prone. (Photo courtesy of Central Japan Railway)

NAGOYA, Japan -- Central Japan Railway has equipped bullet trains on Japan's busiest line with cameras to track weather in real time and snow-melting heaters, aiming to keep service running safely and on schedule even in poor conditions.

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