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Old March 15th, 2012, 04:46 PM   #241
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Shinkansen spurs Kyushu business
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FUKUOKA — The Kyushu Shinkansen Line between Hakata and Kagoshima stations marked its first anniversary Monday.

While the new line initially had difficulty attracting passengers because of the timing of the March 11 disasters, it is now attracting tourists mainly from the Kansai and Chugoku regions to Kyushu.

Tourism grew especially because the Kyushu line is directly connected with the Sanyo Shinkansen Line running from Osaka through Hiroshima to Hakata.

It is estimated that tourists visiting the seven prefectures in Kyushu will spend a total of ¥2.49 trillion in fiscal 2011 through the end of this month, up 11 percent from the previous year, according to the Kyushu Economic Research Center.

"We did not have many tourists from the Kansai and Chugoku regions, but once they visit here, they will learn how attractive Kyushu is," said Koji Karaike, president of Kyushu Railway Co., which runs the Kyushu Shinkansen Line.

Reflecting the rosy outlook, the daily round-trip rides between Shin-Osaka and Kagoshima-Chuo stations will be increased from the current 15 to 23 on March 17.

JR Kyushu did not hold a ceremony marking the one-year anniversary, but plans to hold events at its main stations Saturday.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 02:45 AM   #242
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Railfan PVs for the E5 Hayabusa and E6 Komachi.
BGM is the theme song for JR East's 20th anniversary CM.



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I still could never be a fan of clown appearance/s ...
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Old March 27th, 2012, 03:23 AM   #244
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Some pics from my trip to Japan last year…

A Tōhoku Shinkansen Max E4 double-decker spotted at Akihabara Station, slithering behind some ongoing construction for the Tōhoku Through Line and preparing to dive underground before reaching Ueno.

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Really early morning (like 6:00 am early) view outside my window near Shin-Ōsaka Station…
Service on the Tōkaidō Shinkansen begins at 6:00 am, and this is the 6:13 Nozomi for Tōkyō, the second Nozomi of the day, an N700.

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San’yō Shinkansen Hikari Rail Star 700 series

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Third Nozomi of the day, 6:23 departure.

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The view from atop Kyōto Station…
Nozomi N700 departing for Nagoya and Tōkyō

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Old March 27th, 2012, 03:25 AM   #246
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Kyōto Station Platforms 11 and 12

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A few days later at Shin-Ōsaka Station…
I timed my trip to Hiroshima for one of the new Sakura sets.

Checking out the full-color LEDs
With a JR Pass you can get reserved seats at no extra charge.

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Hiroshima Station
The conductor’s cab is in the middle of the formation.

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A couple days later as I make my way to Kyūshū.
Space is limited, so the roof of the Shinkansen station serves as parking. Ōmiya, Sendai (Miyagi), and probably a few others employ a similar design.

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Heading off to Ōsaka

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I also made sure to get a Sakura on the way to Hakata.

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Different formations, different colors
Mizuho and Sakura are all eight cars, as they are through-services past Hakata.

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Businessman, probably bound for Ōsaka or Tōkyō

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Our train arrives

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I bought some morning snacks inside the station…

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One of the restroom areas

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Multi-purpose room, for disabled passengers
If it’s not in use, you can also use it if you need to nurse infants or if you feel sick.

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Formation layout
Some of the peculiarities are women-only restrooms, powder rooms, public phones, and vending machines. There is no smoking on the train, and smokers must use the smoking room. Also interesting is the half green car in Car 6.

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Hakata Station, Fukuoka

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lol @ the pay phone. Does anyone in Japan still use em?
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Does anyone in Japan still use em?
Personally, I've found public phones (not necessarily on trains) useful on a few occasions, but I'm a tourist. I suppose most people nowadays don't have much need for them... In the past, they used to be quite common, and there was even a commuter EMU series for what is now the Hokusō Line in Tōkyō that had a public phone inside.
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Last year, right after the earthquake all mobile networks were overloaded and only payphones allowed people to call their relatives. So I think it makes sense to keep them.
I was using docomo back then and couldn't make any phone calls, but I was able to connect to internet, so what I did I was to use my skype app and the credit I had to call people Otherwise I would've had to queue for at least an hour to get the payphone...
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EDIT: i just realized this is the HSL thread, damn sorry... couldn't find the "regular" Japan train thread...

just heard on the news that the Philippines is expecting yet another batch of donated coaches from Japan--4 sets to be exact... anybody here have an idea what it might be?? i'm guessing it's the same sleeper coaches as before??

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Perhaps... I haven't heard any news.

The Nihonkai and Kitaguni recently bit in the dust with the service changes a couple weeks ago... The first used sleeper coaches, the second some 583 series units.
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