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Old February 28th, 2012, 02:31 AM   #3321
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I just watch the 5 Centimeters Per Second movie and I enjoyed it very much. Is there some other movies with trains/metro in it?
Yeah, 5 Centimers per Second is great... Highly recommended. Some fantastic railway scenes in there, and a solid attention to detail. It's fun to see how many places you can recognize.



Here's a couple movie trailers I posted before... You will have to find out how to get the actual movies.

The trailer in the first link is broken... There's another one up here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69qeTt-_RmA
For the second link, there's a second movie in this series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABEi2l9Oxio

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It's not really related to urban transit, but 鉄道員 (Poppoya) is a favorite of mine... Should be able to find this one fairly easy on the Web.

There's a few more in here:
http://www.jnsforum.com/index.php?topic=2786.0
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Old February 28th, 2012, 02:34 AM   #3322
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Thank you very much. I don't have the time to check the links now, but tomorrow I'm going to do it.

Edit: Yes, 5 Centimers per Second is great, not only b/c of the trains, but as you said, the details, And I also think the dialogue and the artwork should be mentioned. The artwork is really strange, but it is so good.

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Old February 28th, 2012, 09:17 AM   #3323
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Found this beautifully-produced Meitetsu fanvid snooping around YouTube...
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Old February 28th, 2012, 02:42 PM   #3324
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i don't believe everything is so complicated. here you don't even know the language to understand what is where, everything is simple, signs are intuitively primitive, tones of apps for smartphones and telephones helping to find quickest way on surface public transport and in metro and help points where you can contact help center in several languages (at least russian and english). large bus stops is a nightmare though, no signage at all
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Old February 29th, 2012, 02:11 AM   #3325
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Those Tokyo Eye videos were very informative. I didn't know there had to be an entrance to the surface every 30 meters from the underground walkways. This must be why a station complex, like Shinjuku, can be said to have well over 200 exits.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 01:13 AM   #3326
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Picking up from where I left off a few weeks ago, continuing our tour of Kyōto…

Biking is pretty popular in the old capital

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I managed to fit a ride on the Keifuku Electric Railroad (Randen) into my schedule… This is a two-line tram network in the western part of the city.

Kitano Hakubaichō Station, the eastern terminus

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The line hasn’t changed much, and still retains most of its charm like the Enoden in Kamakura.

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Headmark celebrating the 80th anniversary of Ukyō Ward…

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The old manned gates still remain…

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The line is mostly in its own protected ROW, although there is one section with on-street running. The Arashiyama Main Line (嵐山本線), the source of the name “Randen” (嵐電), is double-tracked, but portions of the Kitano Line are single-track.

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This is the 100th anniversary tram, painted in a new livery of 京紫 (Kyōto purple). The railway turned 100 in 2010.

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The junction between the two lines is at Katabira no Tsuji…

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This is a four-track station, complete with underground passages connecting the platforms.

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That is a huge gap…

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The Arashiyama Main Line curves off to the right towards Shijō Ōmiya, which is closer to Shijō–Kawaramachi but still requires a transfer to the Hankyū Kyōto Line. This tram’s got a headmark for 化け電 (“Ghost Train”)... Randen decks out one of their trains with spooky lighting and costumed monsters at night for the kids.

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Looking west towards Arashiyama…

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Some really nice, active neighborhoods along the line…

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If you were wondering where the fourth platform was, it’s at left... Basically a “half-platform” deal.

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At Randen Arashiyama Station…
There are four different stations named Arashiyama, one each for the Randen, the Hankyū Arashiyama Line, the JR Sagano Line (San’in Main Line), and the Sagano tourist trains. Only the latter two are actually connected—the others are in other parts of Arashiyama, but the Randen one is closest to the heart of the area, which is a popular tourist destination.

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Warm footbath at the station… This is a pretty popular thing at places with hot springs.

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Old March 1st, 2012, 03:08 AM   #3337
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These videos are a bit old and therefor they lack HD and maybe they have been posted before(?), but I do like them a lot.

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A few more here: http://www.youtube.com/user/chrisjongkind/videos

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Old March 2nd, 2012, 01:38 AM   #3338
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Here's a video and some pictures of my snowy commute this past Tuesday, when a big snowstorm hit the Metropolis. Video was shot between Asaka and Asaka-dai Stations on the Tobu Tojo line in Saitama. The pictures are taken at Shiki Station. BRR! ☃













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Thanks for the report... Very interesting and impressive. It really does like Hokkaidō or Niigata.

I imagine the frequency of snowfall in Kantō is just not worth the massive investment in snowplows, sprinklers, et al. to completely "snow-proof" the system. They basically run the lines at max under normal conditions (i.e., 99% of the time), so anytime they have to reduce speeds across the board, the schedule goes out the window...
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 09:09 AM   #3340
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A lot of people really seem to like Meitetsu, why is that? The red trains..?
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