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Transportation

Japan's bullet train crams in 2 more trips per hour

Faster rolling stock to increase Tokyo-Osaka service during peak times

JR Central will cut the travel time between Japan's two largest cities by using faster bullet trains.

TOKYO -- Central Japan Railway will run 12 of its fastest bullet trains between Tokyo and Osaka each hour during high-demand periods starting next spring, up from the usual 10, as newer, faster trains allow for a more packed schedule.

The two extra Nozomi trains will run on the Tokaido Shinkansen line during such times as Friday evenings and long holidays, according to an announcement Friday.

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