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FY2010 ridership numbers for major Tōkyō area operators

In November 2010, Train-Media.net released its compiled FY2010 daily ridership report for the major railway operators in the Tōkyō area.

Ridership by operator and line

Keikyū: Airport Line ridership is up with the opening of the International Terminal at Haneda Airport and the new International Terminal Station.
Tōkyō Metro: Still surprised that there is growth on the Tōzai Line, although this may just be a correction back to levels before the downturn in the economy. Fukutoshin Line ridership continues to grow. Most of the growth is in the newer lines.
Keisei: Overall growth with the opening of the new line (Narita Sky Access).
Odakyū: Bit surprised at the growth on the Enoshima Line and Tama Line...
Tōkyū: Again, bit surprised at the growth on the smaller lines...
JR East: Overall down, but Musashino Line is growing, perhaps an indication of its growing importance for circumferential or suburb-to-suburb trips.
Toei: Ōedo Line is the only line to post positive growth. For all the woes surrounding the line, it's definitely proving its worth.

Code:
Line                       Total  Change
Keihin Electric Express Railway     
  Main Line            1,129,320  (0.5%)
  Airport Line           154,727   2.5%
  Daishi Line             67,676   0.9%
  Zushi Line              42,788   0.0% 
  Kurihama Line          123,536  (1.7%)
  ALL LINES            1,207,565  (0.4%)
    (excluding duplicate ridership)

Tōkyō Metro 
  Ginza Line           1,006,102  (1.4%)
  Marunouchi Line      1,089,257  (0.4%)
  Hibiya Line          1,073,900  (1.8%)
  Tōzai Line           1,321,656   0.1%
  Chiyoda Line         1,131,379  (0.7%)
  Yūrakuchō Line         927,104   1.1%
  Hanzōmon Line          858,836   0.1%
  Namboku Line           449,267   0.7%
  Fukutoshin Line        330,096   7.1%
  ALL LINES            6,307,390  (0.3%)
    (excluding duplicate ridership)

Keisei Electric Railway
  Main Line              500,121  (0.9%)
  Higashi-Narita Line      1,111  (6.6%)
  Oshiage Line           132,153   0.1%
  Kanamachi Line          17,149  (2.0%)
  Chiba Line              40,392   0.8%
  Chihara Line             9,876   1.3%
  Narita Airport Line     11,624   ----
  ALL LINES              712,426   1.0%

Tōbu Railway
  Isesaki Line           843,495  (0.2%)
  Kameido Line            23,611   0.6%
  Daishi Line              7,233  (5.0%)
  Sano Line                3,916  (5.8%)
  Koizumi Line             2,694   1.9%
  Ōta Line                   164   6.5%
  Kiryū Line               3,373   2.4%
  Nikkō Line              42,652  (0.6%)
  Utsunomiya Line         11,940  (3.4%)
  Kinugawa Line            2,841  (2.6%)
  Noda Line              448,528  (0.4%)
  Tōjō Line              954,715  (0.4%)
  Ogose Line              19,464  (0.4%)
  ALL LINES            2,364,626  (0.4%)

Seibu Railway
  Ikebukuro Line         892,025  (0.9%)
  Shinjuku Line          945,302  (2.0%)
  ALL LINES            1,692,523  (1.3%)

Keiō Corporation
  Keiō Line            1,349,238  (1.2%)
  Inokashira Line        547,845  (1.2%)
  ALL LINES            1,727,355  (1.2%)

Odakyū Electric Railway
  Odawara Line         1,493,451  (0.4%)
  Enoshima Line          375,138   0.7%
  Tama Line               77,725   1.6%
  ALL LINES            1,946,313  (0.1%)

Tōkyū Corporation
  Tōyoko Line          1,119,453 (0.8%)
  Meguro Line            321,677 (1.0%)
  Den'en Toshi Line    1,162,282 (0.4%)
  Ōimachi Line           434,564  3.0%
  Ikegami Line           217,638  0.2%
  Tamagawa Line          141,376  0.3%
  Kodomo-no-Kuni Line     11,443  3.8%
  ALL LINES            2,855,974 (0.4%)
    (excluding duplicate ridership)

East Japan Railway Company (FY2008)      Section
  Tōkaidō Line         4,046,323 (1.0%)  Tōkyō - Hiratsuka
  Nambu Line             731,633  0.4%   ALL
  Tsurumi Line            44,225 (2.0%)  ALL
  Yokohama Line          815,307 (0.5%)  Higashi-Kanagawa - Hachiōji
  Negishi Line           568,740 (0.6%)  Yokohama - Ōfuna
  Yokosuka Line          187,838 (0.4%)  Ōfuna - Kurihama
  Sagami Line             94,110 (1.8%)  ALL
  Chūō Line            3,182,293 (1.1%)  Tōkyō - Takao
  Musashino Line         859,638  1.4%   ALL
  Ōme Line               288,964 (1.1%)  Tachikawa - Okutama
  Itsukaichi Line         47,307 (1.8%)  Haijima - Musashi Itsukaichi
  Hachikō Line            61,923 (1.8%)  Hachiōji - Ogose
  Tōhoku Line          3,451,279 (0.8%)  Tōkyō - Kurihashi
  Takasaki Line          391,367 (1.1%)  Ōmiya - Fukiage
  Kawagoe Line           146,825  0.2%   Ōmiya - Komagawa
  Saikyō Line            397,342  0.3%   Akabane - Ōmiya
  Jōban Line           1,143,841 (1.5%)  Nippori - Ushiku
  Narita Line             88,323 (4.0%)  Abiko - Sakura
  Narita Branch Line      10,025  3.4%   Narita - Kusumi
  Narita Airport Line     21,192 (7.5%)  Narita - Narita Airport
  Sōbu Line            1,734,871 (1.1%)  Tōkyō - Yachimata
  Sotobō Line            265,852 (1.2%)  Chiba - Honda
  Uchibō Line            119,126 (2.0%)  Soga - Hamano
  Keiyō Line             603,430 (1.0%)  ALL
  Yamanote Line        3,725,247 (1.7%)  Tabata - Shinagawa
  Akabane Line           764,855  0.1%   Ikebukuro - Akabane
  Sōbu Branch Line     1,155,671 (0.9%)  Kinshichō - Ochanomizu
  ALL LINES           15,286,392 (0.1%)

Tōkyō Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation
  Asakusa Line           623,563 (0.6%)
  Mita Line              564,345 (0.4%)
  Shinjuku Line          664,792 (0.1%)
  Ōedo Line              795,461  0.4%
  ALL LINES            2,325,117 (0.2%)

Sagami Railway
  Main Line              566,657 (0.3%)
  Izumino Line            56,843 (0.1%)
  TOTAL                  623,500 (0.3%)

FY2010 station entries at JR East's 100 largest stations by ridership

1, 2, and 3: Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, and Shibuya continue to decline, probably due to Fukutoshin Line and overall trend of ridership decline.
13: Similar to 1, 2, and 3, Ueno's decline may be due to newer lines (i.e., Tsukuba Express) siphoning off ridership. I would expect this to drop even further with the pending completion of the Tōhoku Through Line, which is just around the corner.
23: Ōsaki still showing growth as the area around the station continues to undergo intense redevelopment.
36: Musashi Kosugi jumped up the rank multiple spots due to the new station on the Yokosuka Line / Shōnan-Shinjuku Line.
39: Nippori shows some growth, perhaps due to Sky Access ridership transferring to JR at this station instead of using the Narita Express to / from Narita Airport.
58: Harajuku shows a pretty big percentage drop, perhaps due to Fukutoshin Line and drop in consumer spending?
80: Shin-Yokohama shows growth, perhaps as businesses begin to rebound and Shinkansen ridership begins to return to previous levels.

Despite the overall trend of decline, there are still some surprises in the suburbs, including the following:
27 (Machida)
55 (Musashi Mizonokuchi)
56 (Noborito)
66 (Kita-Asaka)
70 (Hashimoto)
78 (Nagatsuta)
79 (Musashi Koganei)
90 (Kikuna)
and 95 (Musashi Urawa)

Code:
                        Avg Daily FY09   FY09
Rank Station             Entries  Rank  Entries  Change
  1  Shinjuku            736,715   --   748,522  -1.6%
  2  Ikebukuro           544,222   --   548,249  -0.7%
  3  Shibuya             403,277   --   412,241  -2.2%
  4  Yokohama            398,052   --   399,633  -0.4%
  5  Tōkyō               381,704   --   384,024  -0.6%
  6  Shinagawa           321,711   --   321,739   0.0%
  7  Shinbashi           244,916   --   248,048  -1.3%
  8  Ōmiya               235,151   --   236,424  -0.5%
  9  Akihabara           226,646   --   224,608   0.9%
 10  Takadanobaba        202,396   --   204,527  -1.0%
 11  Kita-Senju          195,260   --   193,976   0.7%
 12  Kawasaki            185,300   --   187,147  -1.0%
 13  Ueno                172,306   --   178,413  -3.4%
 14  Yūrakuchō           162,445   --   166,252  -2.3%
 15  Tachikawa           157,517   --   158,068  -0.3%
 16  Hamamatsuchō        153,594   --   155,145  -1.0%
 17  Tamachi             149,477   --   153,982  -2.9%
 18  Kichijōji           138,420   --   141,314  -2.0%
 19  Funabashi           134,705   --   135,560  -0.6%
 20  Kamata              133,748   --   133,758   0.0%
 21  Ebisu               130,245   --   132,968  -2.0%
 22  Gotanda             129,154   --   132,176  -2.3%
 23  Ōsaki               126,436   24   124,577   1.5%
 24  Nishi-Funabashi     125,855   23   125,114   0.6%
 25  Nakano              123,968   --   124,494  -0.4%
 26  Kashiwa             119,825   --   121,803  -1.6%
 27  Machida             109,077   --   107,799   1.2%
 28  Kokubunji           105,883   29   106,315  -0.4%
 29  Chiba               105,777   28   106,434  -0.6%
 30  Totsuka             105,662   --   105,491   0.2%
 31  Meguro              102,310   --   104,923  -2.5%
 32  Fujisawa            102,284   34   102,240   0.0%
 33  Ochanomizu          101,617   --   103,011  -1.4%
 34  Tsudanuma           101,247   35   101,870  -0.6%
 35  Kanda               101,075   32   103,605  -2.4%
 36  Musashi Kosugi       99,617   55    76,831  29.7%
 37  Matsudo              99,468   36   100,591  -1.1%
 38  Kinshichō            99,032   37    98,986   0.0%
 39  Nippori              96,633   38    94,429   2.3%
 40  Ōimachi              94,715   39    94,209   0.5%
 41  Nishi-Nippori        94,059   40    93,939   0.1%
 42  Ōfuna                93,679   41    93,343   0.4%
 43  Ōmori                91,601   42    92,427  -0.9%
 44  Iidabashi            90,363   --    90,153   0.2%
 45  Mitaka               90,214   --    89,671   0.6%
 46  Yotsuya              89,295   43    90,956  -1.8%
 47  Akabane              86,869   46    88,085  -1.4%
 48  Ogikubo              85,093   --    85,323  -0.3%
 49  Suidōbashi           83,952   47    87,458  -4.0%
 50  Hachiōji             80,219   49    80,273  -0.1%
 51  Urawa                79,113   --    79,376  -0.3%
 52  Kawaguchi            78,759   50    79,457  -0.9%
 53  Sugamo               77,457   52    77,519  -0.1%
 54  Tsurumi              76,665   --    76,850  -0.2%
 55  Musashi Mizonokuchi  75,653   57    74,179   2.0%
 56  Noborito             75,373   58    73,383   2.7%
 57  Sendai               74,672   53    77,146  -3.2%
 58  Harajuku             71,456   56    75,581  -5.5%
 59  Shin-Koiwa           71,121   60    71,185  -0.1%
 60  Yoyogi               69,704   61    70,269  -0.8%
 61  Okachimachi          69,565   59    71,934  -3.3%
 62  Shin-Kiba            65,780   63    65,813  -0.1%
 63  Minami-Koshigaya     65,740   64    65,382   0.5%
 64  Maihama              64,628   62    66,502  -2.8%
 65  Koiwa                63,039   --    63,730  -1.1%
 66  Kita-Asaka           62,958   --    61,912   1.7%
 67  Musashi Sakai        61,666   --    61,670   0.0%
 68  Sakuragichō          61,536   69    60,467   1.8%
 69  Ōji                  61,426   68    61,481  -0.1%
 70  Hashimoto            60,122   72    59,049   1.8%
 71  Hiratsuka            59,955   70    60,264  -0.5%
 72  Ichikawa             58,979   73    58,853   0.2%
 73  Ichigaya             58,386   71    59,680  -2.2%
 74  Warabi               58,279   --    58,688  -0.7%
 75  Higashi-Totsuka      57,754   76    57,818  -0.1%
 76  Moto-Yawata          57,429   75    58,066  -1.1%
 77  Minami-Urawa         56,804   --    57,246  -0.8%
 78  Nagatsuta            56,769   79    56,018   1.3%
 79  Musashi Koganei      56,544   81    55,742   1.4%
 80  Shin-Yokohama        56,415   84    53,629   5.2%
 81  Kameido              55,613   80    55,949  -0.6%
 82  Kannai               55,270   78    56,986  -3.0%
 83  Shin-Urayasu         54,779   --    54,724   0.1%
 84  Chigasaki            54,599   82    55,147  -1.0%
 85  Ōtsuka               53,346   87    53,295   0.1%
 86  Asakusabashi         53,014   85    53,612  -1.1%
 87  Kunitachi            52,635   86    53,345  -1.3%
 88  Kaihin Makuhari      52,397   --    53,022  -1.2%
 89  Nishi-Kawaguchi      51,234   --    50,985   0.5%
 90  Kikuna               50,969   92    49,742   2.5%
 91  Kita-Urawa           50,286   --    50,492  -0.4%
 92  Inage                50,276   90    50,694  -0.8%
 93  Kōenji               48,634   --    49,079  -0.9%
 94  Komagome             46,555   --    46,525   0.1%
 95  Musashi Urawa        45,978   96    45,327   1.4%
 96  Tsujidō              45,837   95    45,557   0.6%
 97  Kanamachi            43,971   98    43,592   0.9%
 98  Asagaya              43,800   97    44,303  -1.1%
 99  Tabata               43,208   --    43,030   0.4%
100  Ageo                 40,491  100+   40,591  -0.2%
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Hitachi plans regional railcar production hubs in 3 countries
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T120109003810.htm

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Hitachi Ltd. is creating a global strategy for its passenger train division that involves developing commuter trains for short-distance rail networks in Europe and emerging nations, according to sources.

The company is hoping to produce a "global railroad car" as part of efforts to compete with foreign rivals.

In challenging global manufacturers, Hitachi plans to significantly cut the production cost of railroad cars by simplifying their interiors and exteriors, as well as by standardizing their design and production.

The firm also intends to create production hubs in Britain, Brazil and India by 2015 and plans to establish a system to avoid the impact of exchange rate fluctuations, they said.

Hitachi submitted a tender for the production of train cars for a German railway in October 2011. The company is also aiming to sell railroad cars to Switzerland and Sweden.

The "global railroad car" will probably be made from aluminum to reduce its weight, with most parts and materials procured locally to limit production prices, the sources said.

The company hopes that standardizing the production process and key components will help it meet its goal of setting up assembly lines in other countries, they said.

It plans to construct a factory in Britain's northeast in 2013 or later, which will be used to make railway cars bound for Europe, including arterial train lines for Britain, according to the sources.

Hitachi is planning to build another factory in Brazil in partnership with a local company, to cater to the country's sudden increase in demand for rail transportation.

Sources said factory built in India will be a production center for Asian nations.

Three major international companies--Canada's Bombardier Inc., France's Alstom SA and Germany's Siemens AG--have more than half the market share of worldwide railroad car sales.

The combined global market share of Japan's five top manufacturers, including Hitachi and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., is nearly 10 percent.

In fiscal 2010, Hitachi's overseas sales of railway cars made up about one-quarter of the firm's total rail business.

The company plans boost its business in Europe and emerging nations in a bid to increase its overseas sales by 2.4 times from the fiscal 2010 level to 320 billion yen in fiscal 2015.

There has been a move to review the roles of the public transport system in Europe with many nations looking to combat global warming.

Emerging nations are also looking toward rail networks because their steadily growing populations, particularly in large cities, require better transport systems.

Japan's vast rail network boasts few operational disruptions and uses technology that is highly regarded around the world.

Observers said Hitachi's efforts to shake the dominance of the three major manufacturers of railroad cars will be closely watched by international markets.
The original Japanese article mentions 通勤電車 (urban transit railcars), a nuance that was apparently dropped in the English translation.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 02:25 AM   #3193
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Toronto Metrolinx orders additional six DMUs from Sumitomo / Nippon Sharyō
http://www.railwayage.com/breaking-n...rder-3825.html

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Sumitomo Corp. of America this week has affirmed that it, in conjunction with partner Nippon Sharyo, entered into an agreement October 31 to supply Greater Toronto Area’s Metrolinx with six additional diesel multiple-units (DMUs), slated for use on Toronto’s planned rail line linking Toronto’s Union Station with Lester B. Pearson International Airport.

The US$22 million contract will be for the middle flat-nosed “C Car,” which connects both ends of slanted-nose “A Cars” (pictured at left), Sumitomo said. Metrolinx plans to use these additional 6 cars as a middle car in three-car consists, but the “C Cars” can beoperated individually as well, Sumitomo said. Delivery of the “C Cars” is scheduled for 2015.

The new cars will meet the stringent Tier 4 emissions standards and will incorporate Crash Energy management (CEM) features that comply and exceed with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requirements. Final assembly of the cars will take place in Rochelle, Ill., with the facility beginning production in the second quarter of next year.

"This new contract from Metrolinx solidifies our expanding share in the DMU market and invigorates our plans to increase our future presence in the market", said Hideyuki "Hugh" Ninomiya, director of Transportation Systems at Sumitomo Corp. of America.
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Old January 20th, 2012, 02:14 PM   #3195
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Tokyo Metro Tozai Line. You see JR East E231 and Toyo Rapid 2000 series types in addition to the Tozai Line stock. This is one of the most crowded lines in the Tokyo metropolitan area, and has seen the introduction of the wide door 15000 series (1800mm door width) to help with crowding. The person who took this video claims to have taken this line "for years", so couldn't he have at least mentioned the station where he took the video, instead of the "gee whiz, Japan's trains are crowded and Imatouristherefortwoweeks" approach?
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Old January 21st, 2012, 10:57 AM   #3196
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It still shocks me how passengers who want to alight manage to do so. I've used the Nagoya Metro a lot lately, and in the mornings, where it's crowded (not quite the same level as that though) and finding myself almost rugby tackled out of the way by commuters trying to get off... In that situation, how does anyone even move?
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Old January 21st, 2012, 11:38 AM   #3197
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More Toyoko Toyoko Line-Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line Testing Underway

Last week, during my normal commute, I was a little suprised to look up and see this train sitting at the platform.



This is Tokyu Railroad's Toyoko line train #5173F. It's an 8 car train from the 5050 series and is usually found running between Shibuya and Yokohama's Chinatown area. However due to the impending opening of through-service with the Fukutoshin line, this train was towed up to the Tobu Tojo line via JR's Musashino Freight line in order to test the Auto Train Stop controllers that are being installed.
Since there aren't any platform doors on the Toyoko line, these trains must have an Auto-Stop system installed in order to be able to run on the Fukutoshin line. This system "auto parks" the train at each station stop to line the train's doors up with the platform doors.

Also, See those green spots on the platform? Wako-shi will be getting platform doors soon!



Tokyu 5173F pulls out of the Wako-shi Yard into the station.


Toyoko Line tain sitting at Tobu/Tokyo Metro Wako-shi Station. A little far from Yohohama, aren't you?
When I got off the train opposite this platform, I rushed and almost boarded this train; It is after all the train I normally take from *Shibuya Station* to my home on the last leg of my commute. The conductor yelled out, "This train is out of service! Please wait a moment for the next one." I then realized I wasn't at Shibuya yet--what the heck is THIS train doing HERE! Hahaha


As you can see, They haven't even had time to program the headsigns on the train here... The taped-on signs on the windshield say train run "99S" --the "S" means subway here. 99 is reserved for special runs. This run is signed as a 試運転 or Test Run
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 01:48 PM   #3198
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1000 Series begins test runs on Tokyo Metro's Ginza Line


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That's train 1101F arriving and departing Ueno station on a trail run full of TM officials. I can't wait to ride this new train! Those LED headlamps are AWESOME!

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Old January 22nd, 2012, 03:35 PM   #3199
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Even more Tokyu Toyoko Line-Fukutoshin Line preparation news

Sorry it seems as if I'm taking over the threads lately; There's a ton of construction progress that's being made, and I use this line everyday-- it's hard to ignore it, and it's fun to see the work that's being made as we await the opening of through services this summer.

(The following pictures are from Freepass-Nikki rail blog. Even if you can't read Japanese, he has some good pictures of each stage of the construction process.)

The third ten-car train of the 5050/4000 series arrives in Motosumiyoshi Yard

This is 4103F, Third in the new series Tokyu is using for their 10 car consists on the Toyoko line. As you know, all trains are currently 8 cars due to platform lengths. Since all Fukutoshin express trains are 10 cars, platform lengthening works are underway at the express stops along the line. Of course that means there's a need for Tokyu Corporation to build new trains to use the line, and now there are three 10 car trains completed:
  • 4101F-- currently being used everyday in regular service on the Toyoko line (with cars 6 & 7 taken out of the consist of course)
  • 4102F-- Last seen being used as a testing train still with the other member lines (Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin, Seibu Ikebukuro, and Tobu Tojo lines)
  • 4103F-- Undergoing final testing on the line at nights presumably.

I wonder how many Tokyu Car will make? Incidentally, all LOCAL services on the Fukutoshin line will be a mix of 10 and mostly 8 car consists from Tokyo Metro's 7000 series and Tokyu's 8000 and 5050 series. I'm not sure if they plan on routing those trains past Wako-shi onto Tobu Tojo tracks or onto Seibu's Ikebukuro line. It'll be interesting to know once the schedule is published later this year. Of course this means that the destination signs on the platforms of the Toyoko line will need to show how many cars are in the train, and also a sign that shows where 8 car trains end is needed as well. As soon as I see these happen, I'll post them.

Platform lengthening works are almost finished in most stations

Here is the down-side (Yokohama-bound) platform at Hiyoshi station. I was shocked to see how quickly they finished this. 2 weeks ago, this platform extension didn't exist, and now they just need to add tiling, stripes, lighting, fencing and signage. Because I use this station everyday, it really seemed to pop out of nowhere!


The up-side (Shibuya-bound) side is just getting started; in another 2 weeks it'll be finished I'm sure.
This station is one of the more difficult stations to extend due to there only being one place to do it (northern side of the platforms are blocked by the HVAC systems for the large department store upstairs) and there being a crossover and holding tracks for the Meguro line just outside the station. Also remember, this is where the Toyoko-Sotetsu connector line will begin, so I'm sure they've made sure to make space reservations for that.

Tsunashima Station Platform lengthening 90% finished

Well at least that how it seems to me; they've raised the roof support beams and are finishing the retaining walls at the northern end of the platforms.


Kikuna Station works are halfway completed

Just beyond this station headed north, they needed to install a crossover switch so that northbound trains that end their runs at Kikuna (mostly at nights just before the end of the service day) can turn back. Southbound trains (towards Yokohama) can use a crossover and storage area south of here; but that's usually reserved for Tokyo Metro Hibiya line trains that interline from Naka-Meguro throughout the day. Will Fukutoshin line trains be turning back at Kikuna? Interesting to see.


Of course since the crossover has been moved and middle tracks straightened, they've gotten straight to working on lengthening the platforms.

Other Miscellaneous Scenes


They've started placing the 10-car stopping marks around the system. This one is in Yokohama Station.


Train stopping points on the platforms are also being placed.
This is Tsunashima Station. It denotes what service (express/local) and what number car and what door# in the train will open. This also helps you figure out what car would be advantageous to use when alighting at your destination so for example, you can get to the escalator straight away to make your connecting train in time. For me it helps me to avoid any car that will be directly across from the Hibiya line train at Naka-Meguro station--those cars are usually 200% capacity in the AM rush.
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 08:01 PM   #3200
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Sorry it seems as if I'm taking over the threads lately
No need to apologize. Unfortunately, I've been too busy with other things recently, but you're keeping the thread alive... Won't be long now before the Fukutoshin Line / Tōyoko Line through-service starts.
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