The Japanese high speed train Shinkansen 500 series could be one of the nicest trains in the world!

The 500 series is a Shinkansen high-speed train type operated by West Japan Railway Company.

Shinkansen 500
Shinkansen 500
They were designed to be capable of 320 km/h (200 mph) but operated at 300 km/h (190 mph), until they were finally retired from the primary Nozomi service in 2010. The trainsets were then refurbished and downgraded to the all-stations Kodama service between Shin-Osaka and Hakata.

The first set was delivered for testing in 1995, entering passenger service in March 1997. The entire fleet of nine sets was delivered by 1998. The 500 series were gradually retired from the Nozomi services. The last 500 series Nozomi run took place on 28 February 2010