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Old December 29th, 2015, 06:16 PM   #581
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Shin-Keisei Line Kamagaya Daibutsu - Kunugiyama grade separation

3257 meters of the Shin-Keisei Line between Kamagaya Daibutsu and Kunugiyama in Kamagaya City (Chiba Prefecture) are being elevated. (Google Maps).

A total of 17 grade crossing are planned to be abolished.




In detail with the new streets and avenues around the Shin-Kamagaya station to be opened in the future.



Stations to elevate:

Kita-Hatsutomi




Shin-Kamagaya - Transfer for the Hokusō Line, Narita Sky Access Line and Tobu Noda Line (Tobu Urban Park Line)




Hatsutomi



Viaduct section




Thus both tracks (Hokusō Line and Shin-Keisei Line) will be totally separated from the ground level, at least for the section that both run in parallel.

In the following video you can watch the construction status in November (Kunugiyama > Kamagaya-Daibutsu)




After a long delay, the viaduct is planned to be opened by 2017.


Source: http://tohazugatali.iza-yoi.net/CHIB...unatori00.html / http://www.city.kamagaya.chiba.jp/ka...ttaikousa2.pdf
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Old January 4th, 2016, 05:23 AM   #582
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I wonder now that many 209 Series EMU's in Kantō region service have gone well past the original 15 year expected lifespan of those EMU's (especially on the Chūō-Sōbu Line and Musashino Line service), what will replace them?

My guess: a future variant of the E235 now in testing. They could move more ex-Yamanote Line E231-500's to the Chūō-Sōbu Line, but those E231-500's have so much "wear and tear" on them from the frequent stop-and-go operation on that line they may be too expensive to refurbish for another line with a lot of stop-and-go operation like the Chūō-Sōbu Line.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 09:07 AM   #583
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The E235 set now on the Yamanote includes car 10 of the trainset that was transferred to the Chuo-Sobu Line, so unless future E235-0s for the Yamanote Line include that extra car, they'll still need to cannibalize the E231-500s.

As for the E217s on the Sobu Rapid/Yokosuka Line - don't they need to be replaced too?
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Old January 17th, 2016, 12:26 PM   #584
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New Disney melodies for the Keiyo and Musashino Line in JR Maihama Station in Urayashu (Chiba). The station serves the Tokyo DisneylandŽ park. The melodies are limited until 18th of March.


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http://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/blog/pr160108/
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Old January 18th, 2016, 12:32 AM   #585
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New Disney melodies for the Keiyo and Musashino Line in JR Maihama Station in Urayashu (Chiba). The station serves the Tokyo DisneylandŽ park. The melodies are limited until 18th of March.


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http://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/blog/pr160108/

Which songs are they playing (in order if possible)?
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Old January 18th, 2016, 05:38 AM   #586
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wow nice brand new train for the yamanote line

are the newer train now, the headlight are on the top of cab ?
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Old January 18th, 2016, 06:00 AM   #587
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let it go~~
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Old January 18th, 2016, 08:33 AM   #588
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Both are from Frozen I think you'll find.

#1. Let it go.
#2. For the first time in forever.
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Old January 18th, 2016, 08:42 AM   #589
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Oh dear heavens, no.

I just escaped these friggin melodies... 😑
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Aw I like them! =)
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Old January 18th, 2016, 08:43 PM   #591
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Snowfall disrupts traffic in Tokyo

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Snowfall disrupted road and rail traffic in the Tokyo metropolitan area on Monday, affecting morning commuters.

In the metropolitan area, delays affected train services on the Japan Railways Group Tokaido, Keihin Tohoku and other lines, while some limited express train runs were suspended on the JR Chuo and other lines.

Elsewhere in the country, Shinkansen bullet trains on the JR Yamagata, Akita, Hokuriku, Joetsu and Tokaido lines were delayed.

There were delays and cancellations of flights operated by Japan Airlines and ANA Holdings Inc.’s All Nippon Airways using Tokyo International Airport at Haneda and other airports.

In addition, parts of expressways were closed, including sections of the Chuo Expressway in the prefectures of Yamanashi and Nagano.

In Tokyo, at least 41 people were taken to hospitals in the morning due to snow-related injuries, including one broken arm.

The low-pressure system is predicted to reach seas off the Sanriku coast of the Tohoku region Monday evening and Pacific coastal areas of Hokkaido on Tuesday.

The Japan Meteorological Agency called for people to remain alert for heavy snow, blizzards, strong winds and high waves.

Snowfall in the 24 hours through 11 a.m. Monday reached 40 centimeters in Kawaguchiko in Yamanashi and 39 centimeters in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture.

The central Tokyo area had a maximum snowfall of six centimeters as of 6 a.m.
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Old January 19th, 2016, 03:32 PM   #592
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I didn't know the Tokyu Den-en Toshi line would be getting new 5500 series trains. But here I am aboard 5120F by chance!

Interior is nice. Faux wood paneling even on the floor, high backed longitudinal seating, LED lighting all over, and pretty much a copy of the 5500-4000 series from the Toyoko line.

Also the #5&6 cars are regular 4 door trailers; no 6-door cars here. Expect to start seeing platform door construction start once these are widely in service?

Some preliminary shots... Sorry I can't get more; PM rush hour commute on a weekday...






And some YouTube action of the first days of service... Apparently she's only been on the run for 3 days

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Awesome! Tokyu really are the best company in the Tokyo region in my opinion. Good rolling stock, excellent stations and facilities and also good service.
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Awesome! Tokyu really are the best company in the Tokyo region in my opinion. Good rolling stock, excellent stations and facilities and also good service.
Except for one gigantic problem: when the trains are coming into Shibuya Station on the Toyoko and Den-en-toshi Lines during the morning commute, they are packed with passengers like sardines in a can. Tokyu really needs to look at rebuilding platforms on these two lines they could accommodate trains as long as 12 cars (if it's possible).
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Doesn't Tokyu have through-running through Shibuya onto the Tokyo Metro network and further on?

And wouldn't the Den-en-toshi Line also need extra platforms at Shibuya to turn any 12-car trains which won't fit on Tokyo Metro? It currently shares 2 with the Hanzomon Line, which doesn't really cause a problem because IIRC all Hanzomon Line trains go on to the Den-en-toshi Line.

Also, can the station even handle so many passengers throughout the reconstruction works?
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Doesn't Tokyu have through-running through Shibuya onto the Tokyo Metro network and further on?

And wouldn't the Den-en-toshi Line also need extra platforms at Shibuya to turn any 12-car trains which won't fit on Tokyo Metro? It currently shares 2 with the Hanzomon Line, which doesn't really cause a problem because IIRC all Hanzomon Line trains go on to the Den-en-toshi Line.

Also, can the station even handle so many passengers throughout the reconstruction works?
simple answer NO.
Not only Denen Toshi line but also Hanzomon line and Tobu would also be affected which just can't be done without disrupting commuters.
I commute on this line and the problem is not with Denen Toshi line but connection with Ginza line since people will connect with Ginza line at the next stop at Omotesando instead of Shibuya because of the long distance between platforms.
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Nambu Line: Farewell ceremony of the 205 series



205-1200 series has been removed from the Nambu Line. The farewell ceremony was held on Saturday, 9th of January. The train will have a second life in Jakarta.



Since that moment, only E233-8000 series are running in the Nambu Line.









The 205 series are still used on the Musashino Line, the big orbital of Tokyo.








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The question now is how long will the 205's stay on the JR East Musashino Line? The shorter 205 trains running on the JR East Sagami Line will likely stay around, but I expect JR East some time soon to announce they're replacing the 205's and 209's on the Musashino Line with an E233 or E235 variant.
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simple answer NO.

Not only Denen Toshi line but also Hanzomon line and Tobu would also be affected which just can't be done without disrupting commuters.

I commute on this line and the problem is not with Denen Toshi line but connection with Ginza line since people will connect with Ginza line at the next stop at Omotesando instead of Shibuya because of the long distance between platforms.
...well yeah, because a cross-platform transfer is way better than walking up 4 flights of stairs!



There is a study underway to add a side platform and another track into the Den-en-toshi/Honzomon part of the complex actually. This would allow for more express runs and "short-lining" of trains (see Kikuna~Shibuya runs on the Toyoko line downstairs) to add capacity that way-- but like you said before, we must think of the entire run from Chuo-Rinkan to Kuki and beyond when thinking about upgrades at a major station on that line.



As for the Toyoko/Fukutoshin lines station, the bottleneck there is simply capacity. Tokyu is mulling upgrading the local stations on the Toyoko line to allow for 10 car trains (only express stops were lengthened during the Fukutoshin connection construction) so that could help, but in my experience it's way better than it used to be when the line ended at Shibuya since there are 30% more trains in the AM now.
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...well yeah, because a cross-platform transfer is way better than walking up 4 flights of stairs!


As for the Toyoko/Fukutoshin lines station, the bottleneck there is simply capacity. Tokyu is mulling upgrading the local stations on the Toyoko line to allow for 10 car trains (only express stops were lengthened during the Fukutoshin connection construction) so that could help, but in my experience it's way better than it used to be when the line ended at Shibuya since there are 30% more trains in the AM now.
Wasn't this initiated already?
I remember a platform extension program at Tsunashima station a few years ago.
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