JR Trains Honored at 11th Brunel Awards
East Japan Railway Company
August 10, 2011
East Japan Railway Company (JR East) is being honored at the 11th Brunel Awards, receiving awards for the E5 Series Shinkansen train (for Hayabusa service) and E259 Series conventional line limited express train (for N’EX Narita Express service), and also winning a commendation for the HB-E300 Series diesel hybrid train (for resort train service).
JR East also won an award at the previous such event, and its trains have been honored since the 253 Series (for N’EX Narita Express service) received an award at the 4th Brunel Awards.
The commendation ceremony is scheduled for October 14 in Washington, D.C.
JR East winning entries at the 11th Brunel Awards
|Rolling stock||E5 Series (for Hayabusa service)
E259 Series (for N’EX service)
(for resort train service)
[Reference] Past JR East winning entries at Brunel Awards
|Holding of Brunel Awards||Year||Winning entries from JR East|
|3rd||1989||Map from station||651 Series (for Super Hitachi service), station gallery, Shimbashi Station tip toilet|
|4rd||1992||253 Series (for N’EX service)||—|
|5rd||1994||—||255 Series (for Boso Limited Express service), 209 Series (commuter train)
"Utage" train with Japanese-style furnishings
|6rd||1996||—||Iwaki-Hanawa Station, E217 series (suburban train)|
|9rd||2005||—||Saitama-Shintoshin Station, full-color LED (information display)|
|10rd||2008||Passenger restroom maintenance||Hoshakuji Station, emergency information display|
|*||The Brunel Awards Competition is the only international railway design competition in the world. It was established by the Watford Group, which brings together railway design professionals from about 20 countries. The awards are named after Isambard Kingdom Brunel, first head engineer of the Great Western Railway. He left behind a body of work that includes excellent stations, other buildings and ships.|