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Old October 23rd, 2015, 09:07 AM   #1681
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And for that reason:

JR Central orders more N700A Shinkansen trains

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CENTRAL Japan Railway Company (JR Central) confirmed on October 22 that it will receive a further 20 N700A series Shinkansen trains between fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2019 to replace the last of its remaining 700 series sets, which will be withdrawn by the end of the decade.

The first of the extra trains will be delivered in the 2016 financial year, with seven sets following in 2017, seven in 2018, and the final five trains during the 2019 financial year, which ends in March 2020.

The 300km/h trains are outwardly similar to the series N700, but feature a number of technical improvements over their predecessors, including LED lighting (which is around 20% more efficient than the lighting system in the N700), bogie vibration detection, enhanced ATC, and improved brake discs which reduce braking distances by up to 10%. Sound absorption panels, used only in Green Car vehicles on the N700, are used throughout the 16-car N700A, which seats 1323 passengers.
In 2013 JR Central began incorporating a number of improvements from the N700As into the N700s and the remainder of the N700 fleet -a total of 111 trains - will also be upgraded to this standard.

The N700A retains the 1o tilting system introduced on the N700, which allows operation at up to 285km/h on the Tokaido Shinkansen and 300km/h on the Sanyo Shinkansen.

The trains also feature a new cruise control system, known as the fixed speed running device, which receives data on gradient and curvature from trackside transmitters installed along the Tokaido Shinkansen, allowing the train to automatically adjust power output according to the infrastructure characteristics of the route.

The first N700As entered service in February 2013, replacing series 700s on Tokyo – Osaka services. JR Central says energy consumption is 19% lower on the N700A than on the series 700.

JR Central received 91 700 series trains between 1997 and 2006, around 70 of which remain in service, although the fleet is steadily being reduced as more N700As are delivered.
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 06:19 PM   #1682
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Weird question to ask...but do you know where one could find "speed profiles" of various trains.

I've seen representations of acceleration/deceleration on a graph, showing the speed of the train over time, but have never been able to turn up anything in a search (I assume there must be a specific name for this that I don't know).

Otherwise, it's just something I stumble upon on these forums...
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Old October 28th, 2015, 07:29 AM   #1683
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Old October 30th, 2015, 09:33 AM   #1684
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Weird question to ask...but do you know where one could find "speed profiles" of various trains.

I've seen representations of acceleration/deceleration on a graph, showing the speed of the train over time, but have never been able to turn up anything in a search (I assume there must be a specific name for this that I don't know).

Otherwise, it's just something I stumble upon on these forums...
Use the terms "unten kyokusen" 運転曲線 or "run-curve" ランカーブ.
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Old November 7th, 2015, 01:35 PM   #1685
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「500 TYPE EVA」debut!



On November 7th the 500 Series "TYPE EVA" debuted on the Tokaido Shinkansen in two Kodama services between Hakata and Shin-Osaka. The ceremony was held in Hakata Station (Fukuoka) where the new 500 TYPE EVA Cafe and 500 TYPE EVA Shop has been installed.

Kyodo News report from Hakata and Shin-Osaka:


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Source: http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2015/11/07/199/



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Old November 9th, 2015, 02:36 PM   #1686
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Old November 24th, 2015, 09:06 PM   #1687
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Some pictures I shot back in May in Tokyo.


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Much more pictures, not just of trains in my thread in the Urban Showcase forum, feel free to take a look.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1865167
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Old January 6th, 2016, 06:13 PM   #1688
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GENBI SHINKANSEN based on E3 series. Here the first scenes from this tuesday. Sendai Station.

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Old January 7th, 2016, 06:28 AM   #1689
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The Genbi Shinkansen train--which will run between Echigo-Yuzawa and Niigata Stations on the Jōetsu Shinkansen line--will have to travel as fast as 240 km/h (for now). I expect the top speed to be raised to 260 km/h once the E4's are retired from Toki service on the Jōetsu line later this year so it matches the top speed of the E2's running on this line.
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Old January 8th, 2016, 01:30 AM   #1690
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Old January 12th, 2016, 08:25 PM   #1691
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E3 series Shinkansen "Genbi Shinkansen" has arrived today at Omiya Station in Saitama.

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Test run on the Joetsu Shinkansen:
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Old January 25th, 2016, 08:27 PM   #1693
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An extensive analysis of the Hokuriku Shinkansen completion to Osaka:

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Politics heating up over Hokuriku Shinkansen Line’s undecided last leg



OSAKA – The opening last March of the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line extension to Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, brought the Hokuriku region closer to Nagano and Tokyo than ever before, and similar efforts are underway to connect the region with Kansai.

But with the line’s extension from Kanazawa southwest to Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, expected to be completed by the end of fiscal 2022, where to build the final link from Tsuruga to Shin-Osaka Station in Osaka is rapidly becoming the hottest political topic in the Hokuriku and Kansai regions, one with far-reaching national implications that could even affect the outcome of this summer’s Upper House election.

Once the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line is extended to Tsuruga, the route for the final link to Shin Osaka will have to be decided. At the moment, there are four basic plans on paper, including three that have already received extensive local and national discussion, plus a fifth pushed by a local politician.

Plan 1: Known as the Obama route, this plan would see the Hokuriku line run down through Fukui to the town of Obama.

Plan 2: The Kosei, or Western Lake, route proposes sending the line down the western side of Lake Biwa to Kyoto, where it would join the already existing Tokaido Shinkansen Line connecting Tokyo with Osaka.

Plan 3: The Maibara route, on the other hand, proposes taking the new line southeast through Shiga Prefecture to Maibara, which again would allow passengers to transfer to the Tokaido line.

Plan 4: Still being informally discussed by West Japan Railway Co. (JR West), this one would run the line through Kyoto, between the Obama and Kosei routes.

Finally, a local Kyoto politician has suggested a fifth route that would extend the Hokuriku line to Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture, where it would bend south and head to the city of Kyoto, maximizing any benefits.

Time-wise, the Obama route would take 33 minutes, the Kosei route 35 minutes, and the Maibara route about 45 minutes to make the run from Tsuruga to Shin-Osaka Station.

The exact times for Plan 4 and the most recently proposed route have not been officially calculated.

With so many potential economic and political benefits at stake, the Hokuriku shinkansen sweepstakes is pitting Kansai’s governors against each other.

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Yet there are numerous practical problems with the Obama route. Of the four major proposals, it’s the one that costs the most and serves the least number of passengers. The Union of Kansai Governments estimates that building the 123-km Tsuruga-Osaka route via Obama would cost ¥950 billion and draw an average of 26,000 daily riders.

The other three plans, the union projects, are all cheaper and will serve more passengers.

The projected cost of plan 2, the 81-km Kosei route to Kyoto (where passengers would transfer to regular trains to Osaka) is ¥770 billion, with 31,000 daily riders.

But this route is less favored politically, partially due to existing rapid train service between Tsuruga and Kyoto.

Plan 3, the 44-km Maibara route, was the one recommended by the union of Kansai Governments back in 2013 and is supported by Shiga, and even Ishikawa, due to the fact that it’s the cheapest (¥510 billion) and would serve 33,000 people a day (though transfer to the Tokaido Shinkansen Line would still be required).

Finally, the fifth, albeit vague, proposal, by Shoji Nishida, a far-right LDP Upper House member from Kyoto and friend of Inada, would extend the line down through Obama and jump the Fukui-Kyoto border to the port of Maizuru, where it would stop before curving south to Kyoto, and then Osaka.

“Right now it takes six hours to reach Tokyo from the area near Maizuru. To achieve the government’s local revitalization plans, you should start with the country’s most inconveniently located areas. In addition, with the nuclear power plants close by and the presence of a Maritime Self-Defense Force base in Maizuru, the government has an obligation to protect (economically) these nationally important areas,” Nishida said on his blog last month. There is also much support for this idea in Kyoto Prefecture.

Inada’s committee will spend this year reviewing the various proposals but will no doubt exercise caution on an issue that could rile their Hokuriku and Kansai-based candidates in this summer’s Upper House election. And at least one governor in the area is worried the ruling parties will play politics over the issue.

“It doesn’t matter what the route is. What’s important is that a decision be made quickly,” said Osaka Gov. Ichiro Matsui, who sits where the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line will terminate regardless of the geographical, and thus political, routes it uses to get there.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 09:43 PM   #1694
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The projected cost of plan 2, the 81-km Kosei route to Kyoto (where passengers would transfer to regular trains to Osaka) is ¥770 billion, with 31,000 daily riders.

But this route is less favored politically, partially due to existing rapid train service between Tsuruga and Kyoto.

Plan 3, the 44-km Maibara route, was the one recommended by the union of Kansai Governments back in 2013 and is supported by Shiga, and even Ishikawa, due to the fact that it’s the cheapest (¥510 billion) and would serve 33,000 people a day (though transfer to the Tokaido Shinkansen Line would still be required).
What transfer requirement?
The track gauge of Hokuriku Shinkansen matches. Electric frequency matches.

How about trainsets operating on Hokuriku Shinkansen continuing through either Kyoto Station or Maibara Station onto the existing Tokaido Shinkansen tracks in one seat ride, and thereafter to Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen?
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Old January 25th, 2016, 09:52 PM   #1695
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The Tokaido Shinkansen is jam-packed as-is. There simply isn't any room for any Hokuriku trains to be added anywhere.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 06:42 AM   #1696
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The Tokaido Shinkansen is jam-packed as-is. There simply isn't any room for any Hokuriku trains to be added anywhere.
Since the construction for the Fukui-Tsuruga section is not going to be finished until 2022, they can take time constructing the Tsuruga-Maibara section by 2027 in which the Chuo Shinkansen will be inaugurated which will relieve some stress on the Tokaido Shinkansen since JR Tokai had announced they will stop the Nozomi service when they had opened the Chuo Shinkansen.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 02:25 PM   #1697
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But isn't the Chuo Shinkansen only going to be running fronm Tokyo to Nagoya in 2027..? The last i heard it wouldn't be till 2045 till it's running from Tokyo to Osaka.
only 29 years to go.. lol.
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But isn't the Chuo Shinkansen only going to be running fronm Tokyo to Nagoya in 2027..? The last i heard it wouldn't be till 2045 till it's running from Tokyo to Osaka.
only 29 years to go.. lol.
Yes but 35~40% of the Nozomi super express passengers gets off at Nagoya.

Basically route 1 and 4 is unrealistic since you'll need to tunnel most of the way which means more time to complete and it's going to cost a lot. Route 4 is a minor possibility but the corridor is very narrow so the Kosai line would need to be shut down making the route full of stops to compensate the shut down which will bog down the travel time.
Route 5 is not even on the table consider the amount of time it will take to finish it and the cost it would take.

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Old January 26th, 2016, 06:21 PM   #1699
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All the extra capacity unlocked by the Chuo Shinkansen is going to be filled up with more Kodama trains to serve the local communities-at least one or two additional stops are planned along the route.

I think that four is the best route-it mixes good travel times and good passenger draws. The extra passengers make up for the extra construction cost.

What I'd like to know is how they plan to extend from Kyoto to Osaka/Shin-Osaka and on to Kansai International. Will they build an extra route? Will the Hokuriku terminate and Osaka main station instead of Shin-Osaka? Will they drop any track connection at all?
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Old January 26th, 2016, 11:09 PM   #1700
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Why do so few people take into consideration that connecting via Maibara significantly shortens the travel time in the Nagoya direction?
To people living in Fukui wanting to travel east the shortest route to the 'fast stuff' would be the most beneficial. And the drawback of 12 more minutes to get to Kyoto really are not that big anyway.

Hell, in the end even Kanazawa to Yokohama might be faster taking the south route.
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