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Old December 4th, 2016, 06:44 PM   #2181
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Speaking of Japanese trains, any news on when will J-TREC start series production of the E353 trainset that will replace the now-aging E351 trainset on the Super Azusa service?
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Old December 11th, 2016, 10:57 AM   #2182
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I think, as a part of new concept of Limited Express train is under test with only one pre-set unit. Don't know when it will revenue in service with the rest of sets.
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Old December 11th, 2016, 11:09 AM   #2183
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EV-E801 series



The EV-E801 series is a two-car battery electric multiple unit (BEMU) ordered by JR East and manufactured by Hitachi for use on the Oga Line in Akita Prefecture. Revenue service in Spring 2017.

The train is derived from the experimental 817 series BEMU train developed by JR Kyushu with some modifications because the cold weather in northern Japan.

The two-car EV-E801 series train will operate as an EMU under the 20 kV AC overhead wire of the Ou Main Line between Akita and Oiwake, a distance of 13.0 km, and on battery power over the non-electrified Oga Line tracks between Oiwake and Oga, a distance of 26.6 km, replacing existing KiHa 40.

Like the EV-E301 series on Karasuyama Line, It can also be recharged via its pantograph at a 20 kV AC recharging facility specially built at Oga Station.

The EV-E800 car will be equipped with lithium-ion storage batteries with a total capacity of 360 kWh (at 1,598 V), and will operate at a maximum speed of 110 km/h under overhead wires and at 85 km/h on battery power.

The two-car trainset was delivered from the Hitachi factory in Kudamatsu, Yamaguchi to Akita Depot in December 9, 2016:



December 10, Nishinomiya and Takatsuki stations:



https://www.jreast.co.jp/akita/press/pdf/20151120-1.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EV-E801_series
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Old December 11th, 2016, 06:44 PM   #2184
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Joban Line resumed between Soma (Fukushima Pref.) and Hamayoshida (Miyagi Pref.)


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YAMAMOTO, Miyagi (Jiji Press) — A Joban Line section connecting Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures reopened on Saturday, after a suspension of five years and nine months due to damage from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The reopening of the 23-kilometer section along the Pacific coast between Soma Station in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, and Hamayoshida Station in Watari, Miyagi Prefecture, restored the rail link between the Soma area of northern Fukushima Prefecture and Sendai, raising hopes for accelerated progress in disaster reconstruction.

At 5:42 a.m., the first train of Saturday left Yamashita Station in Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture, for Sendai with about 150 passengers on board, as local residents waved to them.

“Thousands of emotions fill my heart as I look back on the long road since the disaster,” Yamamoto Mayor Toshio Saito said in a choked voice at a ceremony at the station, located on the reopened section. “Let me celebrate the departure of the first train carrying hope.”
The Japan News

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Prime Minister Abe has inaugurated the section:



Let's take a look to the new section opened this weekend. First, the new track alignment and the location inland for the three new stations.



As for the photos, a mix of October posted on the Japan Railways thread in SSC Spain section and more pictures from http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2016/12/10/176/

Parts of the old Joban Line track starting with the curve south of Hamayoshida Station when old track merges with the new track:









Most of the new section was constructed in viaduct:



New Yamashita Station constructed in a new urban area under developing:



New Sakamoto Station 1 km inland respect the old:







And Shinchi Station, only 200 meters away of the old station and near the merging point with the "old" Joban Line.







Rolling stock used on the commuter services between Soma and Sendai are E721-1000, E721-0 and 701 series.







23 trains per day cover the distance of 54 km between Soma and Sendai (22 from Sendai to Soma) in one hour (all local).


And now fresh cab view! First the nobori "up" trains for Soma:

Hamayoshida → Yamashita:



Yamashita → Sakamoto:



Sakamoto → Shinchi




Kudari "down" trains for Sendai:

Shinchi → Sakamoto



Sakamoto → Yamashita:



Yamashita → Hamayoshida:




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Old December 13th, 2016, 10:45 AM   #2185
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Sadly I can't view any images. I've been always fascinated with Japan's architecture.
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Old December 13th, 2016, 05:57 PM   #2186
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What kind of headways are there? Is it likely that the population will expand enough to warrant double-tracking? Near the stations there appear to be provisions in the ties for switches that would allow them to extend the platforms or something.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 07:59 AM   #2187
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I believe that JR East intends to eventually run the Hitachi limited express from Iwaki all the way to Sendai when the Jōban Line fully re-opens in 2019. I believe they've already started construction work on rebuilding the line around the former Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant.
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Old December 30th, 2016, 06:06 AM   #2188
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Okay, this is a little off-beat and not strictly on topic but should interest most here. A new railway themed hostel opened in central Tokyo using the fixtures and fittings from the now decommissioned Hokutasei sleeper train that ran from Tokyo to Hokkaido until December 2015.

Train Hostel Hokutasei is spread over 7 floors, featuring the seats and bedding in various classes as found on the train. Even the dining car has been reproduced with a looped film about the original train and it's journey. Signage even replicates JR practises too.

All for 2,500 Yen per night, it might be fun for railfans to visit while in Tokyo.

Rocket News article featuring pictures of the new hostel

Train Hostel Hokutasei website in English
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Old January 21st, 2017, 05:04 PM   #2189
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JR Shikoku 2600 series DMU



This is the first pictures of the new JR Shikoku 2600 series DMU leaving the Kawasaki Heavy Industries plant in Kobe.

The two-car sets has a max speed of 130 km/h and will replace the ancient KiHa 185.







Source: https://twitter.com/_mercury__/statu...16296819310593
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Old January 21st, 2017, 07:27 PM   #2190
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Its certainly beautiful. But I wouldn't call the KiHa 185 old. 180 and 181, yes. 40, definitely. But 185? Not so much. Fresh paint, new baggage racks, and they look spiffy.
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Old January 22nd, 2017, 04:52 AM   #2191
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The 185 series is a 30 year old design (old if not ancient by Japanese railway standards), diesel multiple units are subject to more wear and tear than EMUs as they have more moving parts, besides JR Shikoku probably wants to cut down on the number of DMU models in its inventory to simplify and reduce costs on maintenance.
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Old January 22nd, 2017, 05:12 AM   #2192
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I suppose that's true. It's just that the Budd RDC has managed to hang on for much longer (1949-2000~ish).
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Old February 18th, 2017, 01:20 PM   #2193
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Tobu 500 Series "Revaty"



Last 27th of January Tobu Railway presented the new 500 series "Revaty" for its new limited express Revaty Kegon, Kinu, Aizu, Ryomo and Skytree Liner and Urban Park Liner to revenue in service from 21 April 2017.

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The new trains built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, with exterior and interior styling overseen by Japanese industrial designer Ken Okuyama. The driving cabs at each end of the three-car trainsets will include a gangway connection to allow trains to be coupled or split en route.

The trains will have active suspension, a first for trains operated by Tobu, and use permanent-magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) traction motors.

The exterior livery consists of "champagne beige" with "forest green" and "future blue" (Tobu's corporate colour) highlights around the windows.

Each three-car set will have a seating capacity of 161 passengers. Seat pitch will be 1,000 mm. Interior lighting will use LED lighting. Each trainset includes a universal access toilet, western-style toilet, and urinal. Wi-Fi and at-seat AC power sockets will also be provided.

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Source: http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2017/01/27/306/ / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobu_500_series


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Old February 18th, 2017, 02:25 PM   #2194
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I expect the new Tobu 500 Series to eventually replace all the express service trainsets now on operation on Tobu lines. It will certainly replace the aging 1800/300/350 Series trainsets fairly early, and will eventually replace the 100 and 200 Series trainsets probably after 2020.
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I'm pretty sure I've noted it before, but it it is NOT scheduled to replace anything. The 500 Series is to be used to augment the existing services. Nothing is scheduled for retirement at this time. The 100 Series especially just got a rehab, so they are plainly going to be sticking around for a while.
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Old February 18th, 2017, 11:41 PM   #2196
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The 1800 Series (and the 300/350 Series rebuilt from them) date from the late 1970's to early 1980's. Those trainsets are starting to get pretty old (even if well-maintained) and with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics coming up, Tobu now has a chance to replace them with something much more modern to "showcase" the rail network, in my humble opinion.
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The 1800 Series (and the 300/350 Series rebuilt from them) date from the late 1970's to early 1980's. Those trainsets are starting to get pretty old (even if well-maintained) and with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics coming up, Tobu now has a chance to replace them with something much more modern to "showcase" the rail network, in my humble opinion.
They have made no announcements about retirements, and they HAVE made announcements that it is intended to augment the existing fleet, with no indications about retirements. The 1800 Series family are on light duty already, and they can probably keep up that level of service for some time to come.
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Old March 4th, 2017, 04:45 PM   #2198
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YouTube member ayokoi just posted a video of the now-completed Twilight Express Mizukaze trainset doing test runs on the JR West San'yō Main Line west of KHI's Hyogo assembly plant:

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Old March 8th, 2017, 06:06 AM   #2199
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ayokoi also just posted a zenmen tenbou (cab view) video of the new, extended JR West Kabe Line in the Hiroshima area from a 227 Series EMU (S16), now ending a Aki-Kameyama Station:

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