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Ten of Japan's famous bullet trains will scrapped. They were in the floods after Typhoon Hagibis eastern Japan in October. The typhoon widespread damage and loss of life in Japan. There many photos and TV footage of the 10 shiny bullet trains up next to each other at a train yard near the central city of Nagano. They were deep in floodwater after the nearby Chikuma River its banks. The trains used to between Tokyo and a city on the Sea of Japan coast called Kanazawa. The line is now 80 per cent of its normal services. The bullet train company said it to be running a full service again by the end of March 2020.

Bullet trains are Shinkansen in Japan. They in 1964 in time for the Tokyo Olympics. They became an iconic symbol of Japan and were the world's fastest trains. They currently speeds of 320kph. The bullet train rail network has to currently of 2,764km. People take around 350 million rides a year on the Shinkansen. A Shinkansen president, Yuji Fukasawa, about the flooded trains. He said the floodwater seriously their motors and braking systems. The total cost of the damage around $135 million. He said: "For stability and safety, we [will] the trains with newly built ones instead of them."

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