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Old November 2nd, 2016, 08:38 AM   #3221
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Tokyo Metro's new LCD display destination signage


As part of ongoing renovations to the Hibiya Line, all the LED dot-matrix signs are being replaced with these LCD panels that also flip between Japanese, English, Korean and Simplified Chinese.





I'm not sure if this will be coming to other lines in the system, but since the Ginza Line is also getting major facility renovations, it would likely show up there too.

In addition, the automated station announcements are also being done in English as well!
"The train bound for Kita Senju is arriving. Please stand behind the white line."

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Old November 2nd, 2016, 03:02 PM   #3222
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Odakyu's new Romancecar 70000 Series

Odakyu Electric Railway presented this week the new Romancecar Limited Express to launch by 2018.











Photos: http://tetsudo-shimbun.com/headline/entry-879.html



Asahi

But there is more news. The company launch the refurbishment of the Odakyu 30000 series EXE. The first 4+6-car trainset treated returning to service in March 2017.



Refurbishment will be carried out by Nippon Sharyo, with the design overseen by Noriaki Okabe Architecture Network. It will include the following changes:

Redesigned interiors and seating.
Replacement of Japanese-style squat toilets with Western-style toilets.
Additional luggage racks.
Installation of security cameras in vestibule and passenger saloons.
Fully enclosed traction motors.





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30000, 50000 and 60000 series footage:





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Old November 2nd, 2016, 03:03 PM   #3223
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First pictures of the new Tobu 500 Series

The new trains are built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, with exterior and interior styling overseen by Japanese industrial designer Ken Okuyama.

In April 2016, Tobu announced that the trains would be used on through services between Asakusa in Tokyo and Aizu-Tajima in Fukushima Prefecture via the Yagan Railway and Aizu Railway Aizu Line from spring 2017.

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Old November 8th, 2016, 05:59 AM   #3224
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I'd love to hear you say that again about Euston Station and every redevelopment proposal even worse.

It would be satanic to demolish the old station building. Despite Harajuku changing over the years, it has consistently been the face. Frankly, I'm more concerned about what it will be used for.
Today I brought up that topic in the meeting with JR East today.
The fact that many of the new buildings are going for a standard design (the black and wood design).

If they want to make the station a more memorable experience, then they need to make it unique, like say Kanazawa station.

They agreed, but doubt it'll change things since you know how Japan works.
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Old November 12th, 2016, 12:50 AM   #3225
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Today I brought up that topic in the meeting with JR East today.
The fact that many of the new buildings are going for a standard design (the black and wood design).

If they want to make the station a more memorable experience, then they need to make it unique, like say Kanazawa station.

They agreed, but doubt it'll change things since you know how Japan works.
Interesting to hear that you're directly involved with JR East. Any other pieces of juicy gossip to report?
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Old November 12th, 2016, 02:34 AM   #3226
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Interesting to hear that you're directly involved with JR East. Any other pieces of juicy gossip to report?
I'll let you know (at least the things I can openly talk about) early next year when I start my collaboration with them.
One thing that surprised me was how little their staff was in Miyagi Prefecture. Much smaller than expected. Also much younger.
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Old November 12th, 2016, 03:51 AM   #3227
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Shinkanzen Tohoku Line

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[CENTER]Shinkanzen Tohoku Line

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Old November 22nd, 2016, 04:44 PM   #3232
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Please post where these pictures were taken. Otherwise, they are rather useless.
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Old November 22nd, 2016, 05:09 PM   #3233
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unfortunately the location coordinates were off


they were taken on our way to Kamakura...
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they were taken on our way to Kamakura...
yeah, the background does look like the Fujisawa and surrounding areas (low hills and some tall buildings)
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Old November 23rd, 2016, 03:37 PM   #3235
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yeah, the background does look like the Fujisawa and surrounding areas (low hills and some tall buildings)
I remember we stopped there, then took another train to Kamakura
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Meine Damen und Herren, the Tobu 500 series "Revaty" Limited Express delivering from Kobe plant:

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Old December 6th, 2016, 06:42 PM   #3237
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New Toei Asakusa Line 5500 series



Toei has announced a new trainset for the Asakusa Line, the 5500 series. The new EMU will enter in service by spring 2018. A total of 27 eight-car trainsets are on order.

The new trains will have stainless steel bodies and have a maximum operating speed of 120 km/h.



As for the design it wants to convey "speed" and the livery uses colours inspired by Kabuki theatre. The interior evokes the traditional washi paper and features patterns of the Edo Kiriko glass craft.









The train features a wheelchair space, larger open spaces around the doors and more hand handles. Seats will also be wider than those of the current trains.

One eight-car set is scheduled to be delivered during fiscal 2017, entering service in spring 2018. This will be followed by seven sets in fiscal 2018, the rest will be delivered in subsequent years until 2021 where all current 5300 series will be replaced.

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http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2016/12/06/433/
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Looks great -- Front end reminds me of a Tsukuba Express set actually.

But even Toei's website doesn't have the manufacturer... Kawasaki/Hitatchi/J-TREC?/Nippon-Sharyo/Kinki-Sharyo???

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Reminds me of the new Keio 5000 series coming in 2018.
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