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Old December 22nd, 2011, 03:39 PM   #981
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Old December 27th, 2011, 06:53 AM   #982
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Old January 8th, 2012, 07:19 PM   #983
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Hey guys, just a quick question, does anybody know where I can get the specifications or rules for Japanese station design?
If anybody could give me a link to Japanese railway station blueprints or designs that would also be greatly appreciated.

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Old January 10th, 2012, 01:29 AM   #984
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What specifically are you looking for, and for what purpose? Are you talking about the design of station facilities (e.g., faregates, exits / entrances, concourse area, etc.), or more infrastructure design (e.g., track layout, turnout length, platform length / width, etc.)?

Depending on what you want, it may be difficult to find specific info, although I must admit to not having the opportunity to really look into the topic.

If you're just looking for examples of various types of stations, any of the station facilities diagrams provided by each of the major operators (e.g., JR East) might suffice. If you're looking for more technical information, though, that may be more difficult.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 07:14 AM   #985
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Hi, thanks for the reply.
I'm looking for technical data regarding station overpasses, platform length and width, etc. The purpose is for a personal study and project related to the Japanese railway network.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 02:09 PM   #986
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So, as requested:

Recently I took a trip on the "Wideview Shinano" from Nagoya to Nagano, which travels along the Chuo mainline, straight through the middle of the Japanese Alps. The line itself has some stunning scenery, and some very tight curves coupled with some steep ascents and decents. Thus, the "Wideview Shinano" is tilt-capable up to eight degrees, and consequently must have some very powerful motors to make the ascents, as the line rises from near sea level in Nagoya, up to 1000 metres near Kiso-Fukushima and back down to 200-300 metres in Nagano.



Wideview Shinano in 10 car formation.

While I travelled on the line, it was snowing heavily, and so I took some photos!
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From this photo, you can see it was tilting fairly heavily around this corner!

Some of the roads had Torii gates over them, though I'm not sure why.

As you can see, at Shiojiri, the snow was somewhere between 15-20 centimetres.


This one house looked incredibly lonely out in the snow like that...

So that's it for now. I was travelling to skiing at Shiga Kogen with a friend from Tokyo, who took the luxury of the Asama Shinkansen Green Car through a similar snowfall, unfortunately, no photos from him.

I will try to take more photos as I travel throughout Japan.
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Some of the roads had Torii gates over them, though I'm not sure why.
I think it's mostly just a decorative feature (kind of like those "Welcome to ... City" signs), but don't quote me on that.

Anyways, thanks for the pics... Seems like you are getting around quite a bit.
Next time, you should take some of the train, inside and outside.
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I think it's mostly just a decorative feature (kind of like those "Welcome to ... City" signs), but don't quote me on that.

Anyways, thanks for the pics... Seems like you are getting around quite a bit.
Next time, you should take some of the train, inside and outside.

Yes I should have indeed. I was rushing at both ends, so there wan't much ope of exterior shots, but I could have got an interior one, I suppose. Next time!
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Old January 26th, 2012, 11:04 PM   #989
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I was in Japan for the first half of November last year and took a few pictures… Here we go.

Shinagawa Station, Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Departure boards at Shinkansen stations are full-color LEDs… Really helpful when you’ve got the variety of stopping patterns seen in Japan.

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Kodama (“Echo”) is the slowest service, Hikari (“Light”) is the intermediate service.

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Nozomi (“Hope”) is the fastest service, stopping only at Shinagawa, Shin-Yokohama, Nagoya, and Kyōto between Tōkyō and Shin-Ōsaka. Nozomi depart as frequently as every 10 minutes during the peaks, and about a third of them continue past Shin-Ōsaka onto the San’yō Shinkansen all the way to Hakata.

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The Tōkaidō Shinkansen is designed as a turn-up-and-go service, with up to 14 tph during the peak travel period… I believe there’s still a bit of slack available in the schedule, though, as Shinagawa was built as a four-track station to allow trains to turn back here instead of at Tōkyō (taking some load off of that segment, which is shared with trains heading to / from the train yard), but this capacity isn’t currently being used.

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Platform doors are also in place at a few stations… The platforms can get congested, particularly during the peak travel periods, but even under normal conditions with all the luggage being hauled around, it can be a bit crowded.

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In addition to the large departure boards, there’s these smaller LED signs above each door location identifying the car number and next train.

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I had a JR Pass, a special pass for tourists that allows unlimited rides on JR trains. The pass isn’t accepted on Nozomi, though, so that means taking the next fastest service, the Hikari.

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Our train (another 700 series) arriving…

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Conductor checking tickets

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Whizzing through the endless urbanity of Greater Tōkyō…

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While I was riding, there was a news item playing on the LED scrolls about Japan trying to promote Shinkansen technology to India…

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Fuji City, just one part of the industrial “heartland” of Japan

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Shizuoka
There are usually two Hikari every hour, one to / from Shin-Ōsaka, the other to / from Okayama. In addition to Nozomi stations, the Shin-Ōsaka one also stops at Maibara and Gifu–Hajima , while the Okayama one also stops at Hamamatsu and Shizuoka.

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Nagoya
The tracks below are JR Kansai Main Line and the Kintetsu Nagoya Line.

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Priest taking the train… Everybody takes the Shinkansen, even corporate executives and celebrities.

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Passing through suburban Nagoya…

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JR Freight train on the Tōkaidō Main Line

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Kyōto

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Platforms at large stations will typically have some convenience kiosks to get some snacks, something to read, etc.

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Shin-Ōsaka

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The Tōkaidō Shinkansen is designed as a turn-up-and-go service, with up to 14 tph during the peak travel period…
That's nothing less but very impressive. That must be the highest frequency in the world for a high speed line?

Thanks for the updates.
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14 TPH is a frequency of a metro isnt it? Who takes Tokaido Shinkansen? Commuters?
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