Japan to launch 'Peregrine,' its newest bullet train

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    Japan to launch 'Peregrine,' its newest bullet train

    One excited traveler paid $4,705 for ticket on first upgrade to fleet in 14 years

    TOKYO — Japan is set to launch at the weekend its next-generation high-speed train, featuring sleek green and silver cars with pink stripes and named for the peregrine falcon.

    The "Hayabusa," the first upgrade of Japan's bullet train fleet in 14 years, has sparked such excitement among railway buffs that one ticket for Saturday, when it debuts, sold for thousands of dollars on the Internet, media said.

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41886959/ns/travel-news/

    SkyNews Article with video
    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Wo...on_bullet_train_fleet_to_be_launched_in_Japan
     

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