Ten of Japan's bullet trains were destroyed when a typhoon hit Japan in October. The typhoon caused great damage. There were many photos of the bullet trains lined up next to each other. They were deep in water after a river burst its banks. The trains ran between Tokyo and the Sea of Japan coast. The line is now running just 80 per cent of its normal services. The bullet train company hopes to run a full service again by the end of March 2020.
Bullet trains are called Shinkansen in Japan. They started in 1964. They are a symbol of Japan and were the world's fastest trains. They travel at 320kph. The bullet train rail network covers 2,764km. A Shinkansen president said the damage was around $135 million. He said the floodwater damaged motors and brakes. He added: "For stability and safety, we [will] replace the trains with newly built ones instead of repairing them."