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Old June 5th, 2014, 03:04 PM   #261
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It will be interesting to see how this will actually turn out since it looks nothing like any station in Tokyo or even Japan.
The sketch is just that, a sketch, not an official perspective drawing. It is what is said in Japanese イメージ ("image"), and the final result may well be considerably different (I think that overall glass roof will be one of the first things to go, once they start estimating the climate control costs). Otherwise, it's just a matter of cosmetics- the station concourse layout has been done before- namely at Tokyu's Tama Plaza station, and you can even say the new Osaka Station overlay is similar. The station forecourt with pedestrian walkways located above the roadway rotunda has been a staple of bigger urban and suburban stations since the 1970's.
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Old June 5th, 2014, 04:59 PM   #262
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Some recent Tokyo Metro TV commercials, part of the "Safety, Peace of Mind- The Eyes of Metro" campaign.

Control center (the line depicted is the Fukutoshin Line):


Maintenance (Tozai Line rolling stock):
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Old June 7th, 2014, 08:02 AM   #263
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Here's some more info on the new station for the yamanote line

Tokyo's Yamanote Line to get new station for redevelopment project
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JR East, as the railway operator is called, said Tuesday it will build the station between Shinagawa and Tamachi stations along the Yamanote Line by 2020, when Tokyo hosts the Summer Olympics.

The concourse of the planned station will have a plaza for events, and the entire station will be covered by a transparent roof so that visitors can take in views of the surrounding cityscape.

In making the announcement, JR East President Tetsuro Tomita emphasized the importance of the area, saying Shinagawa Station will be the terminus of the planned maglev train line and is close to Haneda Airport.

A major objective of the redevelopment project is to create a convenient gateway to Japan that offers rich opportunities for foreign visitors to enjoy the country's historical and cultural heritage.

The new station will be located halfway along the 2.2km stretch between Shinagawa and Tamachi stations. It will be built on the site of a rail yard located about 1km north of Shinagawa Station. Trains for the Keihin-Tohoku Line service will also use the station.

The station's name has yet to be decided, though one option being discussed is to accept suggestions from the public. JR East said it has not estimated the costs yet.

The station will be a two-story structure, with platforms and a bus terminal on the first floor and a concourse -- with ticket barriers and ticket counters -- on the second. The plaza will also be on the second floor.

Tomita said JR East will consider building "some type of passageway" covering the 300 meters between the new station and Sengakuji Station on the Toei Asakusa subway line.

About 13 hectares of land currently used by the rail yard will be allocated for redevelopment use around the station. JR East's redevelopment plan will cover not only this land but also surrounding property, including Sengakuji Station.

JR East hopes to finalize the plan by the end of the fiscal year through March 2016.

more: http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Comp...opment-project
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A presentation

It has been over two years since I presented my show to the Central Electric Railfans' Association. It was about trains in Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan. I gave it the title, "I Shot J. R. (& Keikyu, Keio, Odakyu, et alia)"; which was a twist on the revival of the 1980s television show "Dallas", and its protagonist|antagonist "J. R. Ewing". This was seemingly a bit too much for Tony Coppaletta, who was the emcee of C.E.R.A. programs in 2012. He publicized it as "Trains of Tokyo and Yokohama". Whatever.
I lost a substantial portion of my audience when the closing event of Chicago Craft Beer Week occurred on the same evening (Friday). I would have wanted to attend that event, instead of mine. But I still feel it was a good show. To illustrate that, I have now uploaded all the photographs I showed that night, and included the script in which I described the photographs. Some of these photographs can no longer be replicated. (The grade crossing in Shimo-Kitazawa has been submerged.)
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If you could please post those images in a series of posts here, that would be appreciated.
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Old June 17th, 2014, 09:38 AM   #266
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Old June 17th, 2014, 08:33 PM   #267
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Do some work instead of everything being handed to you.

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If you could please post those images in a series of posts here, that would be appreciated.
00zy99, I am still on a v.92 modem here at the domicile.
Do you know how long it took me to upload the .rar file? This caused the unintended side-effect of the first uploader that would accept it being affiliated with NSFW content.
If I was to sit here and try to individually upload each and every image, it would take all day. Further, this thread would take eons to load the next time I visited it.
Go to the URL. Close your eyes if you don't like ecchi content. I've given you the download key and the .rar file password. Then when you get the content, you get to do nearly anything with it - except try to resell the pictures to someone else.
Please excuse my exasperation. The cliche is: "No good deed goes unpunished."
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Old June 27th, 2014, 07:41 AM   #268
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The latest map of Tokyo suburban rail, metro, light rail, mono rail & tram - combined, a very good network, & unique in Asia - -with all 5 modes of rail transport..

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Tokyo Station square to have new look ahead of 2020 Olympics

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East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) announced Wednesday that it will begin a large-scale renovation of the square in front of Tokyo Station’s Marunouchi side and its basement area ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo.

According to JR East, a 6,500-square-meter space for pedestrians and two “traffic squares,” which will be used as taxi stands and bus stops, will be created in the square, which leads to the Imperial Palace. New ticket gates will be installed and a large concourse will be built in the 4,500-square-meter basement area.

The renovation work is scheduled to be completed in summer 2017, JR East said.

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001397832
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Old July 8th, 2014, 06:01 PM   #270
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JR East previews new Yaminote Line trains
Tuesday, July 08, 2014





JR EAST has released artist's impressions of its forthcoming E235 EMU, which will enter service from next year on the Yaminote Line, one of the busiest commuter lines in Tokyo, which carries around 3.8 million passengers a day.

The 1.5kV dc 11-car trains will be formed of five unpowered and six powered vehicles, which will be equipped with VVVF traction inverters. The E235s will also be the first trains in the JR East fleet to be equipped with oil-free compressors.

A pre-series train is due to be delivered to JR East for trials next March ahead of the introduction of the fleet from autumn 2015 onwards.

The E235 features internal and external styling by industrial designer Ken Okuyama, who has previously designed cars for Porsche, Ferrari, and Maserati
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Old July 14th, 2014, 02:00 PM   #271
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Ueno-Tokyo Line gets inspection by locals

Local residents were invited to walk a 800 meter section of the Ueno-Tokyo Line this past Saturday, which is scheduled for opening next spring. A couple of news reports:


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A minor update, but one that affected me. One of the new bus shelters along Asakusa Dori as part of the big improvements along the road. They have narrowed the road from 3 lanes each side to two lanes (along most of it) and put in a separated bike lane, improved the streetscape with new plantings and paving and generally made it more pleasant.

The new bus stops have electronic signs for "next bus" now as well. One thing I like is that the stop faces the street rather than facing the road. It cuts one off from the traffic rather than cutting one off from the pavement, so it feels much "nicer" - like you're part of the people on the street rather than part of those stuck breathing in road fumes.

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Here is a selection of (mainly) Japanese bus stops, both old and new. As you mentioned, many of the newer ones in urban locations are in that pedestrian-oriented form. Unfortunately, there are some foreign ones here and there, typically the "facing the street" type.
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Old July 15th, 2014, 08:45 AM   #274
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I've read that JR East starts running test trains on the Ueno-Tokyo Line later this month. Expect initial tests with the JR East E491 East i-E test train, then later with real E233, E531 and E257 trainsets.

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Why E257s? I don't remember them having any runs that would use that stretch.
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Why E257s? I don't remember them having any runs that would use that stretch.
According to what is said on Wikipedia, then they might be redeployed to the Odoriko service in 2016. Which is most likely when the Azusa service will receive it's new trains.
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Why E257s? I don't remember them having any runs that would use that stretch.
The test trains that will run on the Ueno-Tokyo Line will include the E657 trainset used on the Hitachi limited express train now running between Ueno and Iwaki (Fukushima Prefecture). I think JR East wants to run the E657 using the Ueno-Tokyo Line as far as Yokohama Station, which will result in more patronage of this train (no need to take a separate train from Yokohama to Ueno before getting on the Hitachi train).
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~ redundancy scheme ~

It has been over two years since I presented my show to the Central Electric Railfans' Association. It was about trains in Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan. I gave it the title, "I Shot J. R. (& Keikyu, Keio, Odakyu, et alia)"; which was a twist on the then-recent revival of the 1980s television show "Dallas", and its protagonist|antagonist "J. R. Ewing".
This was seemingly a bit too much for Tony Coppoletta, who was the emcee of C.E.R.A. programs in 2012. He publicized it as "Trains of Tokyo and Yokohama". Whatever.
I lost a substantial portion of my audience when the 'closing event' of Chicago Craft Beer Week occurred on the same evening (Friday), even though the calendar showed CCBW extending through to Sunday. (I also would have wanted to attend that 'closing event'.) But I still feel it was a good show. To illustrate that, I have now uploaded all the photographs I showed that night, and included the script in which I described the photographs. Some of these photographs can no longer be replicated. (The grade crossing in Shimo-Kitazawa has been eliminated.)
Well; what happened? I thought my original uploader had gone down. So I sought out, and found a secondary uploader for it. But both are extant. It is 24.23 MB. I apologize that these link pages, as well as the semi-anonymous uploader itself are actually not safe for work. I think uploaders like this is how unmosaiced porn is sent back to Japan from the other country (Taipei, South Korea, the U.S.A.) where it is pressed.
I'm still on a V.92 modem internet connection at the domicile. Finding a semi-anonymous uploader which would accept a file this large without disconnecting me (due to a time constraint) was troublesome. I have always railed against commercial uploaders like Megaupload .com for the reason which came to fruition a couple of years ago: They are highly susceptible to takedown orders, of which not all are valid, but the uploader administration removes the file regardless. Further, uploaders which discriminate in favor of persons who have paid for a 'premium' account are especially hazardous: The takedown order will be accompanied with the demand to identify the 'premium' account holders who downloaded the file. (Fie on DMCA!)
My photographs are Creative Commons - Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike BY-NC-SA. Essentially, you can do whatever you wish with them, including making derivative works of them, as long as you do not try to make any money from doing so.
In the box adjacent to the gray button at the center of the page, input 6720 [That box is the DLKey.]
The .rar password is "Keikyu_via_Sengakuji" {without the quotes}.
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Tokyo Metro benefits from power saving inverters
Thursday, September 18, 2014



MITSUBISHI Electric says its Station Energy Saving Inverter (S-EIV) has saved approximately 600kWh of electricity per day, equivalent to the power consumption of 60 households since it was installed at Tokyo Metro's Myoden station in June

S-EIV delivers surplus regenerative braking energy to the station without the need for a secondary battery and converts it to an alternate current with generated-power quality to prevent vibration or harmonic frequencies.

Mitsubishi Electric says the use of silicon carbide power modules and high-frequency link inverter help to minimise the size and weight of the module. In addition a monitoring and operation board installed at the station's electrical room enables remote operation and monitoring
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MITSUBISHI Electric says its Station Energy Saving Inverter (S-EIV) has saved approximately 600kWh of electricity per day, equivalent to the power consumption of 60 households since it was installed at Tokyo Metro's Myoden station in June.
When they say 600kWh of electricity per day is this per train or all combined and if so how many?
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