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Old December 28th, 2011, 04:09 AM   #3161
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I noticed that the Yokohama station building that was connected to the Tokyu Toyoko line had closed.
Do you have any idea what their plans are, are they simply renovating inside or are there any plans on rebuilding the building as a whole?
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Old December 28th, 2011, 07:31 AM   #3162
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There are plans to build a new 30 story building, incorporating an Excel Hotel Tokyu and presumably new retail space. Target date for completion is 2019.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 07:37 AM   #3163
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and internationalized Japanese still live here today
I don't know if they are predisposed to be internationalized, but they are certainly predisposed to being rich
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Old December 28th, 2011, 08:10 AM   #3164
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There are plans to build a new 30 story building, incorporating an Excel Hotel Tokyu and presumably new retail space. Target date for completion is 2019.
WOW that would certainly be a technical feat to pull off with so many people using the hallway as passage to the west exit with very narrow opening between the Mores building.
Another WOW since they would have to some how isolate the Lumine part that is connected to that building.
Triple WOW with such a massive wall erected in front of the station.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 07:42 PM   #3165
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Well, construction firms are experts in building in high pedestrian volume areas, such as station forecourts. They will likely build a shield around the nishi-guchi entrance while they are demolishing the current building, and while they are erecting the new structure. Luckily there are alternate exits at nishi-guchi Kita and minami, which will serve in a pinch should the main exit be required to be closed for some time.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 04:53 AM   #3166
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Old December 29th, 2011, 08:21 PM   #3167
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Are Japanese metros narrow gauges? They look pretty narrow from far.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 06:23 AM   #3168
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Are Japanese metros narrow gauges? They look pretty narrow from far.
Yes, many of the rail networks in Japan (including the Japan Railways network not including the Shinkansen) are narrow gauge. There are quite a few standard gauge railways as well though, which includes many metro lines and the Shinkansen network.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 06:38 PM   #3169
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Are Japanese metros narrow gauges? They look pretty narrow from far.
JR Group lines - 1067 mm

JR Shinkansen - 1435 mm

Ou Main Line (JR East from Fukushima to Akita) - double gauge: 1435/1067 mm

Keisei lines - 1435 mm

Keio lines - 1372 mm

Toden Arakawa line (Tokyo tram) - 1372 mm

Keikyu lines - 1435 mm

Other Japanese railways - 1067 mm
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Old December 31st, 2011, 01:16 AM   #3170
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Ochanomizu - probably most famous station in Tokyo
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