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Old July 26th, 2011, 09:08 AM   #2781
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Tōkyū Tōyoko Line platform extension construction updates: Part 4

Hiyoshi, Tsunashima, and Kikuna Stations:
Source: http://okiraku-goraku.com/

Hiyoshi:
Outbound platform, Yokohama end. It appears they will be extending this end, as they can’t do much at the Shibuya end. Given that there seems to be no movement at all, it’s probably not going to be very difficult to get two carlengths here, although they will probably need to do something about the crossover from the Meguro Line coming in from the right.



Inbound platform. Same story. Just got to relocate all this stuff and it should be OK.



Tsunashima:
Shibuya end will be extended. Canopies will also be constructed, judging from the work proceeding along the back edges of the platforms.



Outbound platform. Not sure if the canopies will extend this far, but perhaps, given the houses so close to the ROW… May just construct it as a full-height soundwall.



Inbound platform



Kikuna:
Outbound platform, Shibuya end. Extensions will be on this end. With sandbags ready and the protective fencing in place at right, they look ready to start construction.





Inbound side has some really high fencing due to the proximity of homes.

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Old July 27th, 2011, 01:47 AM   #2782
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Hitachi to meet Tamil Nadu officials on Chennai monorail proposal
http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/wir...ct_569343.html

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Chennai, Jul 26 (PTI) Top officials of diversified Japanese group Hitachi Ltd would soon meet senior government officials in Tamil Nadu as part of offering their technology for the state government''s mono-rail project.

A delegation led by Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) Director General Shinya Fujii would meet the officials explaining benefits of mono-rail compared to metro-rail, Hitachi Ltd, Global Rail Business Development Division General Manager, Yoshitaka Hirabaya, told reporters here.

"We are having more than five decades of experience in mono-rail. We are supported by Mitsubishi Corporation, (Japan) who fund our projects. We offer the technology and they provide the funding," he said.

The mono-rail system requires only short "time period" for construction and was "economical" to build, thereby saving 30 per cent on the costs involved, he said.

He said an eight compartment mono-rail can carry 62,400 people per hour per direction (pphpd).

The officials were here to participate in a seminar organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Tamil Nadu Guidance Bureau.

In his address to the State Assembly last month, Governor Surjit Singh Barnala had said the government would implement a Mono rail project in Chennai to integrate it with the existing transport system.

In the first phase, 111 km would be covered under this project and in a phased manner it would cover 300 km.
This follows on the heels of the Marina Bay proposal in Singapore… Good.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 06:48 AM   #2783
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Kishibe Station construction update

Some pics of the construction of a new elevated concourse and public passage at Kishibe Station on the JR Kyōto Line (2011.06):
Source: http://saitoshika.blog119.fc2.com/

Elevated station concourse is quickly taking shape.



Kyōto-bound platform is being extended. We can see it’s mostly complete, and the new sections of canopy are already installed.



North-south public passage above Suita Freight Terminal.



North Exit, which will house a transit plaza.



The passage looks mostly complete. I believe users will be able to walk outdoors along the catwalks on either side of the passage, in addition to the indoor covered section, which uses more of the membrane-like fiberglass roofs.

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Old July 28th, 2011, 06:49 AM   #2784
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Takaoka Station construction update

Short update on construction of an elevated station concourse and north-south public passage at Takaoka Station on the Hokuriku Main Line (2011.07):
Source: http://saitoshika.blog119.fc2.com/

Takaoka Station is the central terminal for Toyama Prefecture’s second-city, Takaoka City (first is the prefectural capital, Toyama City). It’s currently receiving a series of upgrades including barrier-free access, a public passage spanning the tracks, new pedestrian decks outside the station, relocation of the Himi Line platforms, construction of station plazas at the South and East Exits, and extension of the Man’yō Line (a tram line) closer to the station building.

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The grand opening is scheduled for 2011.08.28, but the elevated station concourse was recently opened for use.



South Exit rotary. The building on the left is the temporary station building currently being used. The building on the right is technically the Zuiryūji Exit of the public passage, but the station and public passage are interconnected anyways, so it will serve as the new South Exit of the station.



Construction plan.
The elevated station concourse is constructed to the west of the old platform bridge, after which the old platform bridge is demolished and replaced with the new public passage.



View from platform level. There are seven stopping tracks (for the Hokuriku Line, Himi Line, and Jōhana Line), plus a few through tracks. Daily entries and exits (FY2009) is 15,000.





Beneath the elevated concourse



Elevated concourse, with full-height windows. Could be a good spot to view trains.
Overall, not bad for JR West, which sometimes is derided for being a little too frugal.



The colored gates (green, yellow, red, and blue) indicate direction / platform.



Connection into Takaoka Station Building, the North Exit station tenant building. Hopefully they will renovate this, too.



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Old July 28th, 2011, 06:50 AM   #2785
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Tōkyū Tōyoko Line undergrounding construction update

A few pics of the ongoing work on the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line as part of the undergrounding of the line out of Shibuya Station.

First, at at Daikan’yama Station:
Source: http://okiraku-goraku.com/

Undergrounding is proceeding beneath these tracks, currently propped up on steel frames. Further east of the station, there’s more clearance with the existing tracks, but closer to the station, the tracks must be built underneath the existing track in close proximity.



From the center of the platform looking east towards Shibuya. Pretty interesting work, as they basically have to drop the tracks and platforms down a few meters.



Will be interesting to see how they switch everything out. I believe the station is also supposed to receive some renovations, but that will likely wait until after they replace the tracks and platforms.



Next, Shibuya Station:
Source: http://okiraku-goraku.com/

Some scaffolding has been set up at the south end of the currently unused center tracks. Not sure exactly what the scaffolding is for, but perhaps they are doing something with the ceiling. Right now, they have yet to install the overhead.



Outbound outside track, separated by a temporary wall. All the mechanical / HVAC stuff is exposed.



Inbound outside track is same story.

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Old July 28th, 2011, 06:50 AM   #2786
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JR Musashi Kosugi Station transfer passage complete: Part 1

On 2011.06.25, the new transfer passage connecting the two parts of the JR station (Nambu Line and Yokosuka Line / Shōnan-Shinjuku Line) opened to the public.

Some pics (2011.07.01), starting at the Yokosuka Line end:
Source: http://okiraku-goraku.com/

Three new escalators opened, so this stairwell at the north end is less popular now, although I imagine it serves its purpose during the morning rush hour. Good to see the station well used, as this is a new station that only opened a little over a year ago.



Sure enough, there is a sign that this stairwell is for “up” only during the morning rush hour (7:25 to 8:45). The three new escalators further down are designated for “down” only during the rush hour to facilitate access to the Nambu Line and Tōkyū platforms, so this is intended to secure access in the opposite direction. This arrangement also aligns with the transfer passage, where passengers walk to the left. I find this a little surprising, as I figured everybody would be transferring from the inbound (towards Kawasaki) Nambu Line to the inbound Yokosuka Line / Shōnan-Shinjuku Line (to Shinjuku and Tōkyō), but the first is only operated with six-car trains and the latter with 10- to 15-car trains, so perhaps from a “peak flow” perspective, prioritizing the escalators in the “down” direction was more logical.



Down the stairs to the transfer passage. Ahead is the fenced-off temporary passage, which they will probably spruce up now that part of the permanent passage has opened.



Behind us, this passage continues to the station’s New South Exit, which also opened in 2010. During the morning rush hour, the passage is pretty much exclusively for passengers transferring to the Yokosuka Line / Shōnan-Shinjuku Line (i.e., one direction), so it doesn’t need to be very wide, but I wonder if they will remove the temporary (?) walls to the left here.



Further north down the platforms, the double escalators. During morning rush hour, these are both in the down direction, but during other times, the one on the right switches to the up direction. As this location is closer to the platform end, there isn’t a whole lot of clearance between the bannister and the platform edges, but it’s clear they tried to maximize the space by shifting the escalator well to the left side, creating some usable space to the right.



Even further north is the last of the three newly-installed escalators. Obviously, there’s no space to do two side-by-side, so this is only a single-unit installation.



Down on the ground-level transfer passage. The stairwell in the first few pictures is further down to the left (out of frame), so there’s actually quite a bit of circulation space here.



The single escalator (double escalators are in the background). This one is permanently set for the down direction.

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Old July 28th, 2011, 06:51 AM   #2787
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JR Musashi Kosugi Station transfer passage complete: Part 2

Next, inside the main segment of the transfer passage, starting with the Yokosuka Line end:
Source: http://okiraku-goraku.com/

Double-width sloped moving walkways, one per direction. Left is towards the Nambu Line, right is towards the Yokosuka Line. The passage has several of these walkways scattered throughout. In addition to the escalators, there’s a stairwell and escalator in the distance for alternative access. The passage needs to dive under to pass beneath the Tōkaidō Shinkansen and Yokosuka Line / Shōnan-Shinjuku Line tracks.



Further down, the stairwell and elevator have been placed off to the side and off the primary access routes, which follow the moving walkways.
At the bottom, the passage turns to the left.





Bottom level escalator entrance. Doors open on the same side.



They obviously put a little more effort into this passage with regards to segregating passenger flows.



Railings end around the corner, but they did some special pavement coloring treatment to encourage segregation. Off to the left side are the tactile detection tiles for visually-impaired passengers, again set off with enough clearance not to obstruct the primary traffic flows (both directions).

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JR Musashi Kosugi Station transfer passage complete: Part 3

Nambu Line end:
Source: http://okiraku-goraku.com/

Approaching the Nambu Line end, we can see that the finishings are slightly different. In fact, this end is just polished concrete as opposed to the cream panels at the Yokosuka Line end.



Again, primary access is the moving walkways, with stairwell and escalator off to the right. I imagine that during rush hour, the stairwells are used by a fair number of people.



Unlike the other elevator, the one here worked out OK as a double-sided design.



From the top of the starwell (platform level) looking down. The moving walkways curve off to the right.



Looking behind



The old passage has now been converted for access to the stairwell (right) and the elevator (further down the passage).



From the Nambu Line platforms looking towards the passage. Also included are departure boards for the Yokosuka Line / Shōnan-Shinjuku Line to help passengers determine whether they need to rush or can take it easy.



So, the passage is mostly complete, but there’s still some minor areas that remain to be finished.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 06:52 AM   #2789
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Keisei Oshiage Line construction update

Update of the grade-separation of the Keisei Oshiage Line between Yahiro and Oshiage (2011.07.09).
Starting off with some videos:
Source: okirakugoraku on YouTube

Inbound cab view from Yahiro to Keisei Hikifune.
After departing Yahiro, the track swerves to the right to connect onto temporary track, and we can see sections of the aerial structure being constructed to the left. Keisei has a perception of being one of the smaller private railways, so the ridership at Keisei Hikifune is a little surprising. The inbound-side entrance at Keisei Hikifune was also moved closer in… If I remember correctly, they had kept the original location for some time after switching the temporary platforms.



Keisei Hikifune to Oshiage.
They have some protective fencing set up along the old inbound track. Interesting to note is that the temporary track is slightly raised in comparison to the old track. Seems like they will try and reuse this section of old track on the overpass above the Tōbu Kameido Line.



Pics:
Source: http://okiraku-goraku.com/

Relocated station entrance off of Meiji-dōri. For some reason, they needed to use the old station entrance when they switched to the temporary inbound platform, but they’ve since demolished the old entrance and replaced it with this temporary one.



From the inbound platform looking out at the new entrance. Due to space constraints, there’s only two faregates, one per direction, with barely enough space to fit the manned ticket counter and two TVMs.



Looking down the platform, the temporary passage that used to connect to the old station entrance has been completely removed. A through-servicing Keikyū train is stopped on the outbound platform.



Rebar cages for columns going up. In fact, we can see parts of the aerial structure already built. In the distance, is a recently completed redevelopment tower, located at the intersection of the Tōbu and Keisei lines.



Several sections of the inbound track have been completed, as well as this one section of the outbound track.



Long-span overpass (above two roads) with no intermediate support. It seems like there would be space to put some columns in (if you look on Google Earth, you can see that the white panels are actually surrounding a lot that formerly had a building on it (later acquired as part of the grade-sep), but perhaps they plan on reusing this corner lot somehow after completion of the project. Currently, they are only constructing the inbound half of the overpass.



The switchout point (the approach to the bridge over the Kameido Line). Despite not much visible progress west of this point, they’re doing quite a bit of work here on the aerial structure, probably to get as much done as possible for now and make the switchout easier.

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Keikyū Line construction update

Update on the grade-separation of the Keikyū Line surrounding Keikyū Kamata Station (2011.07.09).

First, videos:
Source: okirakugoraku on YouTube

Outbound cab view from Heiwajima to Keikyū Kamata.
As the train dives beneath the aerial structure under construction, we can see that the outbound track uses a temporary platform at Ōmorimachi, built on the former ground-level inbound track, allowing them to perform work in the area occupied by the previous outbound platform. At Umeyashiki, they have the inbound track and platform boarded up. As they are building the elevated tracks directly above the existing ROW, they had to devise some unique solutions for each station to get both tracks elevated.



Keikyū Kamata to Keikyū Kawasaki.
As the train departs Keikyū Kamata, we get a better view of the progress being made on the upper deck (outbound track), as well as the temporary elevation of the outbound track using a temporary third elevated track that was built originally to accommodate the inbound track and allow them to build the permanent inbound track just to the left of the train. Work is proceeding at Zōshiki like at Umeyashiki, with the old inbound platforms cordoned off.



Pics at Keikyū Kamata:
Source: http://okiraku-goraku.com/

Concourse level under construction, underneath the central part of the platforms.



Towards the southwest end of the platforms. It appears they aren’t able to install the floor beams for the concourse level yet, as the temporary outbound track is partially obstructing the way. In fact, we can see the beam at right comes in pretty close, and is currently supported on some temporary frames, so it’s likely we won’t see much movement here until after the outbound track is elevated.



From the temporary passage, we can actually see the progress on the central part of the concourse level. They currently are installing the steps into the stairwell, as well as an elevator (behind the column).



Southwest end of the station, where they’ve installed some of the floorplates. Further down the concourse, though, the temporary outbound track curves in, and they haven’t been able to erect anything yet.



Escalator and stairwell to the elevated outbound platform under construction.

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Old July 28th, 2011, 07:08 AM   #2791
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Mitsubishi Electric wins order for Delhi Metro train electrical equipment
http://www.mitsubishielectric.co.jp/...6.html?cid=rss

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has received an order from Indian railcar manufacturer BEML Limited for approx. ¥4.5 billion worth of train electrical equipment for the Delhi Metro, operated by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).



Order details
Client: BEML Limited
Order size: Electrical equipment for 136 railcars (two cars each for 68 trains)
Order details: Train electrical equipment (traction motors, primary traction converters, auxiliary power supply equipment, etc.)
Contract value: Approx. ¥4.5 billion
Schedule: Delivery beginning in March 2012

The Delhi Metro, operated by DMRC, opened in 2002 as India’s second subway. The system currently operates revenue service on seven lines across a total network length of approx. 190 km and 142 total stations centered around the Delhi National Capital Region in northern India. The four-car trains currently operating will now be coupled with two additional cars each to form six-car trains, with the aim of increasing capacity. As a result, Mitsubishi Electric has received an order for train electrical equipment such as traction motors, primary traction converters, auxiliary power supply equipment, and other equipment for 136 new railcars (two cars each for 68 trains). The railcar electrical equipment in this order will be manufactured at our Itami Production Plant (Amagasaki City, Hyōgo Prefecture), and is scheduled to be gradually delivered starting in March 2012 in preparation for an opening in late 2012.

Mitsubishi Electric has supplied orders for over 1,000 railcars in the Indian Market including for the Delhi Metro and Bangalore Metro. The currently-operating Delhi Metro trains that will be receiving additional cars feature electrical equipment supplied by Mitsubishi Electric, and this latest order is a testament to Mitsubishi Electric’s past successes and the high quality of our technology and products.

Mitsubishi Electric has supplied equipment for railcars in 25 countries around the globe, and in addition to our primary plant within Japan, we have expanded our business to include four additional plants overseas in Mexico, the United States, China, and Australia to serve as production hubs. We will further strengthen our sales of railcar electrical equipment in India, the United States, China, Central and Southern America, and the rest of Asia, with the aim of achieving our railway business revenue goal of ¥230 billion in FY2015.
BEML is apparently looking at Jaipur Metro now, so hopefully this will bring in more orders for Mitsubishi.
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...-beml-now.html
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Old July 28th, 2011, 07:09 AM   #2792
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Yui Rail extension could open in 2019
http://mainichi.jp/area/okinawa/news...40001000c.html

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In the proposed extension of the Okinawa Urban Monorail (Yui Rail) to Urasoe City, it was revealed on July 6 that Okinawa Prefecture is aiming to break ground as early as 2013, having already completed one-third of the required land acquisition. Aiming for an opening in 2019, the ¥39.6 billion monorail extension project has entered the crank-up phase. After completing legal proceedings according to the Urban Planning Act and the Act on Railway Tracks, the Prefectural Government will begin construction design, including production of detailed plans. Of the extension alignment’s approx. 4.1 km from Shuri Station to the vicinity of the Okinawa Expressway’s Nishihara Entrance, the Prefectural Government has completed land acquisition and roadway widening for construction of the tracks and columns along 1.4 km. In regards to the remaining 2.7 km, the Prefectural Government is working towards land acquisition together with Urasoe City and Naha City.

By FY2010, the Prefectural Government had completed environmental studies and detailed design as required to produce legal documents in preparation to break ground on the project. In FY2011, the Prefectural Government will invest approx. ¥250 million towards surveying and soil studies needed for detailed design.

According to the Prefectural Government, the extension is slated to cost approx. ¥39.6 billion, and will be carried out using funding from the 40th Anniversary of the Return of Okinawa to Japan Grant Program. Of the total project cost, rails, beams, columns, and other infrastructure items will cost ¥22.1 billion, to be borne by the Prefectural Government and Urasoe and Naha Cities. Non-infrastructure items such as the rolling stock and electrical power lines will cost ¥8.5 billion, to be borne by Yui Rail operator Okinawa Urban Monorail.

In addition, ¥9 billion is forecasted for roadway improvements as well as land acquisition to widen roads.

As agreement from locals has already been received for the alignment within Naha City and land acquisition is proceeding apace, the Prefectural Government held a total of six public workshops at the Urasoe City Hall and other locations to explain the project to local Urasoe City property owners and area residents. Now, the Prefectural Government is scheduled to open workshops for residents in accordance with legal proceedings in an effort to initiate land acquisition and groundbreaking.

After receiving petitions from local governments and residents to extend the line, the Okinawa Urban Monorail Extension Working Group was established in August 2006, with six different options proposed. In March 2008, the committee selected the Urasoe route from Shuri Station to the vicinity of the Okinawa Expressway’s Nishihara Entrance, via the JICA Okinawa International Center, as the preferred alternative.
I had no idea they were already looking at an extension.

In other Yui Rail news, they are also slightly increasing the number of trains by 3-5 per day to help relieve morning rush hour crowding from 122% to 102%, and bring headways down from 6 minutes to 5 minutes during the morning rush hour (Shuri – Kenchō-mae) and from 12 minutes to 10 minutes between 9:00 and 10:00 am on weekends and holidays.

Yui Rail HD cab view from Naha Airport to Shuri (2011.06):


Source: webmk on YouTube

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Nippon Sharyō and Titagarh Wagons to offer joint bid for Calcutta Metro trains
http://www.telegraphindia.com/111072...y_14300022.jsp

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Calcutta, July 27: Titagarh Wagons is partnering Nippon Sharyo of Japan in a Calcutta Metro tender to manufacture passenger coaches.

Through the tender, the railways plan to acquire 112 air-conditioned coaches for the existing city metro route.

The tender, which is likely to be opened by early September, will see bidding by domestic and global firms.

Based on the benchmark valuation of Delhi Metro, the tender is likely to be valued at Rs 550-650 crore.

“Nippon Sharyo will be our consortium partner providing technology. It is a lucrative tender for us,” Umesh Chowdhary, vice-chairman and managing director of Titagarh Wagons Ltd, said.

The successful bidder will get two years to build the coaches. The railways may order another 180 coaches after this tender.

The Calcutta Metro Railway has been facing a shortage of new coaches. It is now in the process, though much delayed, of acquiring coaches from the Integral Coach Factory, Perumbur. Chowdhary said he expected the railways to come up with a tender to refurbish the existing coaches.

Passenger coaches are one of the growth drivers city-based Titagarh is working on. It is in the process of tying up with another Japanese firm for rail-road infrastructure such as bridges and flyovers.

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Hiyoshi, Tsunashima, and Kikuna Stations:
This is why I really want to jump off the train at these points and check around the stations I pass through to get a complete picture of the platform expansions.

I was getting worried about Hiyoshi not getting the same level of activity that the other places have been getting, but they may have the same team that's working on Den'en Chofu station move down there since they basically are set up the same way.
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Tōkyū Tōyoko Line undergrounding construction update

A few pics of the ongoing work on the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line as part of the undergrounding of the line out of Shibuya Station.

First, at at Daikan’yama Station:
Sometimes I can see the workers faces UNDERNEATH the platforms at Daikanyama station. They're literally crawling around under there sometimes with about 1-2 meters clearance.
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Re nobori/kudari, I've always understood it and translated it as inbound/outbound relative to Tokyo, even if the service goes nowhere near it. Accordingly, when Kyoto was the capital, the terminology was relative to there, or so I read.
I thought the same actually. I remeber finding this piece of information from Wikipedia regarding the Musashino line particularly interesting from that aspect:

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Tsurumi Station is considered to be the origin of the Musashino Line; trains going clockwise (toward Nishi-Funabashi) are therefore referred to as heading "down" (下り kudari?), while trains going counter-clockwise (toward Fuchū-Hommachi) are heading "up" (上り nobori?). This is often counterintuitive, as it results in through trains to Tokyo being labeled and numbered as "down" trains while on the Musashino Line; however, such trains switch to "up" after joining the Keiyō Line.
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New station proposed on JR Kyōto Line in Ibaraki City
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/life/news/1...8560024-n1.htm

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On July 29, JR West announced that it will establish a new station on the JR Kyōto Line between Ibaraki and Settsu Tonda (approx. 3.7 km) in Shō, Ibaraki City, Ōsaka Prefecture. On July 29, the railway signed an agreement with Ibaraki City and others. The total construction cost is approx. ¥6 billion, and the station is scheduled to open in spring 2018.

According to JR West and Ibaraki City, an application will be filed with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) by the end of this fiscal year, with work beginning in FY2012. A station plaza and other facilities will also be constructed. The agreement was signed by JR West, Ibaraki City, and several large real estate development firms. Sōjiji Station on the Hankyū Kyōto Line is located about 600 m east of the location of the new station.

Ibaraki City mayor Nomura Sen’ichi said, “We are hoping to develop a lively neighborhood that will serve as a new transport hub.”
More details on this (original article is here). This one will be located approx. 2.0 km from Ibaraki Station and approx. 1.7 km from Settsu Tonda Station, and will include a public passage, station plaza, bicycle parking, and access roads. More specifically, the cost of the station is approx. ¥5.6 billion, of which half will be borne by JR West and the other half borne by the national government and Ibaraki City.

A joint venture between Daikyō, Kanden Fudōsan, and Orix Real Estate is redeveloping a site immediately south of the station, the former headquarters of elevator / escalator manufacturer Fujitec, into a residential neighborhood comprised of several condominium towers. The public passage will be the responsibility of the national government and Ibaraki City, while the station plaza, bicycle parking, and access roads will be the responsibility of the development JV. Forecasted daily ridership is 14,000, of which at least some should be passengers shifting from Hankyū’s Sōjiji Station, which has daily ridership of 18,400 (2010).

Proposed station site:
http://goo.gl/GLZHN

Given the proximity to Ibaraki Station and the stopping pattern at the similar Settsu Tonda Station, this will likely be a local-only station.
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Kumamoto City Tram 0800 series

A few pics of this super low-floor LRV series introduced in 2009, the newest among Kumamoto’s trams. There are currently two units, both manufactured by Niigata Transys, with electrical equipment by Mitsubishi Electric.
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At Kumamoto Station, the tracks enter an exclusive ROW that has been given the same greening treatment as in Kagoshima City.











Hopefully they can maintain the grass in a good state.
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New station proposed on JR Kyōto Line in Ibaraki City
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/life/news/1...8560024-n1.htm

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On July 29, JR West announced that it will establish a new station on the JR Kyōto Line between Ibaraki and Settsu Tonda (approx. 3.7 km) in Shō, Ibaraki City, Ōsaka Prefecture. On July 29, the railway signed an agreement with Ibaraki City and others. The total construction cost is approx. ¥6 billion, and the station is scheduled to open in spring 2018.

According to JR West and Ibaraki City, an application will be filed with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) by the end of this fiscal year, with work beginning in FY2012. A station plaza and other facilities will also be constructed. The agreement was signed by JR West, Ibaraki City, and several large real estate development firms. Sōjiji Station on the Hankyū Kyōto Line is located about 600 m east of the location of the new station.

Ibaraki City mayor Nomura Sen’ichi said, “We are hoping to develop a lively neighborhood that will serve as a new transport hub.”
More details on this (the first news from Dec 2010 is here). This one will be located approx. 2.0 km from Ibaraki Station and approx. 1.7 km from Settsu Tonda Station, and will include a public passage, station plaza, bicycle parking, and access roads. More specifically, the cost of the station is approx. ¥5.6 billion, of which half will be borne by JR West and the other half borne by the national government and Ibaraki City.

A joint venture between Daikyō, Kanden Fudōsan, and Orix Real Estate is redeveloping a site immediately south of the station, the former headquarters of elevator / escalator manufacturer Fujitec, into a residential neighborhood comprised of several condominium towers. The public passage will be the responsibility of the national government and Ibaraki City, while the station plaza, bicycle parking, and access roads will be the responsibility of the development JV. Forecasted daily ridership is 14,000, of which at least some should be passengers shifting from Hankyū’s Sōjiji Station, which has daily ridership of 18,400 (2010).

Proposed station site:
http://goo.gl/GLZHN

Given the proximity to Ibaraki Station and the stopping pattern at the similar Settsu Tonda Station, this will likely be a local-only station.
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Express platforms at Odakyū Shinjuku Station to receive platform doors
http://www.odakyu.jp/program/info/da...4_5460781_.pdf

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Starting in July of this year, Odakyū Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (HQ: Shinjuku Ward, Tōkyō; President: Yamaki Toshimitsu) will break ground on installation of platform doors on the express platforms at Shinjuku Station on the Odakyū Line, with a scheduled start of service in September 2012.

At Odakyū, we have carried out safety measures across the entire Odakyū network, including introduction of train emergency stop buttons, attendant emergency call buttons, and platform fall detection mats as a means of preventing accidents on train platforms. However, with the continued occurrence of accidents where passengers fall from platforms or come into contact with moving trains, we will introduce platform doors—more effective at preventing accidents—to the express platforms at Shinjuku Station, with the hope of ensuring passenger safety and completely preventing accidents.

In addition to diligently carrying out installation work onto the express platforms at Shinjuku Station, we will hasten investigation into the various engineering and operational issues involved with a full-blown installation of platform doors.

These doors will be installed on the ground-level express platforms at Odakyū Shinjuku Station (Platforms 4 and 5). Total cost is approx. ¥8 million, some of which will be covered by funding from the national government, the Tōkyō Metropolitan Government, and Shinjuku Ward.
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