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Old June 28th, 2016, 04:03 PM   #1861
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The same trend here in Sweden. Power plugs so you can charge your phone/laptop is starting to go from being just first class to being standard for all.

But what about the battery to keep the toilets working even when the power fails? Seems like a very simple idea that really does provide a tangible benefit.
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Old June 28th, 2016, 05:41 PM   #1862
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Given how incredibly rare such power failures on the Shinkansen are, I honestly find that a bit absurd. In most such instances, there will be other circumstances leading to an evacuation, I think.
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Old June 28th, 2016, 11:45 PM   #1863
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With the Asterisk mark it states that the position of the headlights are still under consideration.
Ah, yes!

I think the headlights position could be located above the windshield such as E2 and E5/H5 Series.
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Old June 29th, 2016, 05:26 AM   #1864
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Given how incredibly rare such power failures on the Shinkansen are, I honestly find that a bit absurd. In most such instances, there will be other circumstances leading to an evacuation, I think.
There have been instances where a power failure occured, but due to safety considerations (i.e. dangers of walking on the ROW at that location), passengers were not permitted to evacuate promptly. If you're stuck for hours in a stopped train, without aircon, access to a toilet is a big issue.
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Old June 29th, 2016, 01:53 PM   #1865
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Ah, yes!

I think the headlights position could be located above the windshield such as E2 and E5/H5 Series.
Or better still, tall thin vertical lights on the front of the fins!
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Old June 29th, 2016, 04:24 PM   #1866
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There have been instances where a power failure occured, but due to safety considerations (i.e. dangers of walking on the ROW at that location), passengers were not permitted to evacuate promptly. If you're stuck for hours in a stopped train, without aircon, access to a toilet is a big issue.
Considering how incredibly reliable the Shinkansen is in general, how often does that happen?

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Or better still, tall thin vertical lights on the front of the fins!
What about both?
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Old June 30th, 2016, 03:27 AM   #1867
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Considering how incredibly reliable the Shinkansen is in general, how often does that happen?
More often than you may think. In fact, there was a power outage on the Sanyo Shinkansen early this morning, due to a broken insulator on the overhead catenary around a tunnel entrance in Yamaguchi Prefecture. All services have stopped between Hakata and Hiroshima.
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/2016...577761000.html
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Old June 30th, 2016, 04:04 AM   #1868
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Huh.

Okay, then.

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Old June 30th, 2016, 05:58 AM   #1869
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More often than you may think. In fact, there was a power outage on the Sanyo Shinkansen early this morning, due to a broken insulator on the overhead catenary around a tunnel entrance in Yamaguchi Prefecture. All services have stopped between Hakata and Hiroshima.
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/2016...577761000.html
Oh goodness no.

I'm curious. How often do such unplanned disruptions occur to Shinkansen operations? That must surely have a huge impact on punctuality and average delays.

I'm hoping this doesn't happen as often on the Tokaido Shinkansen :/
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Old June 30th, 2016, 09:02 AM   #1870
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Does a Shinkansen have emergency power for the air conditioning? With 30+ degrees outside, all seats occupied, no openable windows and the doors shut I can imagine it can get dangerously hot inside very quickly.
This is a problem with all kinds of trains, not just high speed ones.
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Old July 29th, 2016, 11:54 PM   #1871
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Tohoku Shinkansen



Tokyo....Omiya


Omiya...Utsunomiya



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Fukushima...Sendai




Sendai...Ichinoseki




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Old August 23rd, 2016, 04:58 AM   #1872
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 06:57 AM   #1873
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There's any development abouth the Free Gauage Train project in Kyushu or in the JR west for the hokuriko shinkansen line which aim to connect in narrow line?
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Old August 24th, 2016, 12:52 AM   #1874
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Free Gauge Shinkansen seems almost dead at this time.

Basically, there's no material advantage. Or more precisely, there are no advantages great enough that overcome the disadvantages, which are many and include things like pantographs (AC/DC compatibility means bigger pantos, more noise), bogie weight (more track damage), time it takes for gauge changing to occur (so no advantage relative to simple cross-platform transfers), unproven safety record, less speed (so JR West does not want through-running), etc.

Hokuriku Shinkansen is irrelevant because the Kosai route has more or less been rejected (at least for now). The line isn't something that will open in the near future anyway, so there's plenty of time for further assessment.
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Old August 28th, 2016, 05:05 PM   #1875
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Old September 9th, 2016, 09:52 PM   #1876
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Fourth option for Shinkansen platforms at Sapporo Station
http://dd.hokkaido-np.co.jp/news/eco...1-0313307.html
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JR Hokkaidō, the Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency (JRTT), Hokkaidō Prefecture, and Sapporo City held a meeting on September 7 where a fourth alternative for bringing the Hokkaidō Shinkansen directly into Sapporo Station was announced. The new “east end of station” alternative would construct the Shinkansen platforms at the east end of the station and would be added to the three other alternatives already on the table:

The “existing station” alternative has already been approved by the national government and would convert Platforms 1 and 2 for use by the Shinkansen and construct a new Platform 11 for the conventional lines. This would have some negative effects on turnback capacity at Sapporo Station for conventional trains, making it difficult to implement service improvements being planned by JR, such as increasing the number of Rapid Airport (快速エアポート) trains serving Shin-Chitose Airport.

The “Platform 0” alternative would extend Platforms 1 and 2 to the west, convert the western half of Platform 1 for Shinkansen use, and a construct a new Platform 0 exclusively for the Shinkansen. Like the “existing station” alternative, this alternative would also construct a new Platform 11 for the conventional lines. This alternative would have minimal effect on the conventional lines, but in order to construct the new Platform 0, the existing corridor between the JR Tower building complex and the station would be repurposed, and the Daimaru Sapporo department store occupying the west end of the complex may need to be downsized.

The new “east end of station” alternative would construct Shinkansen platforms from the east end of the station to the Sōsei River (創成川). This alternative would also construct a new Platform 11 and, like the “Platform 0” alternative, would have minimal effect on the conventional lines. It would likely require demolishing portions of the automobile parking garage and some of the retail spaces inside the JR Tower complex, but would not require negotiations or property acquisition outside of property already owned by JR Hokkaidō, giving it an advantage over the “Platform 0” alternative.

The “underground” alternative would have constructed Shinkansen platforms beneath the street just south of the existing JR station (Kita Gojō – Teine-dōri 北5条手稲通), but is not being considered at this time. A decision on the preferred alternative was originally scheduled to be made by the end of September, but could be delayed to October or later as a result of the addition of the new “east end of station” alternative.



On a related note, JRTT also indicated that they are considering extending the underground portion of the Shinkansen’s approach into Sapporo Station. Under the original plan approved by the national government, the Shinkansen would travel in a new Teine Tunnel between Asarigawa Onsen in Otaru City (小樽市朝里川温泉) and Nishi-Miyanosawa (西宮の沢) in Sapporo City’s Teine Ward. After exiting the tunnel, the Shinkansen would travel on a viaduct constructed adjacent to the existing Hakodate Main Line. Given the cost of acquiring land in already built-up areas and the potential effects to residents living nearby the proposed alignment, however, they have now been evaluating an alternative option that would extend the tunnel another 7 km or so to Sōen Station (桑園駅).

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Detailed design for Mumbai–Ahmedabad HSR line to begin by end of year
https://www.decn.co.jp/?p=76369

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) (国際協力機構) has selected JR East Group’s Japan International Consultants for Transportation (JIC) (日本コンサルタンツ) as the provisional winner of a contract to design civil structures and railway systems, produce construction plans, assist local agencies with the bidding process, and perform other tasks for the proposed 505-km HSR line linking Mumbai and Ahmedabad in India, which will adopt Japan’s Shinkansen technology. An agreement to use Shinkansen technology was announced with a joint statement issued by the prime ministers of Japan and India in December of last year.

According to studies produced jointly by the two countries, the line would feature a maximum operating speed of 320 km/h, linking the two cities in 2h 7m. Of the total 505-km route, 64% (322 km) would be on fill / embankment, 28% (144 km) would be on aerial structure, 6% (30 km) would be in tunnel, and 2% (11 km) would be on bridges. The line would have 12 stations and cost approx. ¥1.8 trillion. Construction would begin around 2018, with completion around 2023.

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Old September 10th, 2016, 02:26 AM   #1878
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Will 2 platforms at Sapporo station be enough to serve the planned Shinkansen service?
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Old September 11th, 2016, 12:46 AM   #1879
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Will 2 platforms at Sapporo station be enough to serve the planned Shinkansen service?
Possible? Yes. Is it ideal? Probably not.

I would say just bite the bullet and put the Shinkansen station underground, especially since, as Quashlo notes above, the alignment will be traveling underground until Soen anyway. All of the above-ground solutions seem messy and ad-hoc, made worse because the existing station already suffers from capacity constraints. I don't know, it seems aesthetically wrong to have Shinkansen terminate at Sapporo on two platforms only.
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Old September 11th, 2016, 11:41 AM   #1880
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The whole of JR East Shinkansen services (Hokuriku/Joetsu/Tohoku/Hokkaido) in Tokio terminate on only 4 tracks, so 2 are certainly enough for Sapporto, which will certainly have much less traffic than Tokio. Maybe if and when the line is extended beyond Sapporo in half a century from now...
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