In terms of transit systems and trains in general, Japan definitely has an upper hand. Technologically, sustainably, and systematically, Japan is one of, if not the world’s leader in efficient transit/train travel. Specifically, in the case of the Shinkansen, Japan’s several bullet trains, this is a system that is truly impressive and trumps many forms of transportation around the world.
Compared to intercity travel in other countries, the Shinkansen is just better in every way frankly. Patrons can be assured that their train will arrive on time with little delay at all and reach the destination at the time listed by the train, unless there is the very minimal chance of an issue on the tracks. The service is timely for sure to say the least, and the customers are comforted by this by not worrying too much on the status or dependability of the train, as they know the Shinkansen is a train they can trust in its management and timeliness. Not to mention this train is super fast and can travel longer distances than your average train enabling easier access to cities across the entire mainland of Japan. Furthermore, their access to the public is very convenient and easy, as there are stations basically every mile around cities or so that you can easily navigate to and through to whatever trains you need. On top of this, the information available to navigate between cities in Japan is very straightforward and easy to understand. This enables both veterans and rookies to the Shinkansen and other train services to simply navigate through the stations and find the correct lines to ride on to get to their destination in a timely manner with a 99.9% guarantee that their train with leave and arrive at the next stop within max a minute of the time posted on the bulletin screens around the train stations.
So, with all this and just neatness and cleanliness of the physical train services and of how the train systems operates, the Shinkansen and other train services in Japan rank among the highest in efficiency compared to the rest of the world. Maybe more people around the world need to come on the program to learn a thing or two to improve other transit systems, maybe like the MARTA, but you know it’s just a thought.