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Old February 9th, 2013, 09:51 AM   #4741
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Cute Tokyo Metro Ad for Shibuya Connection
I found this cute ad poster for Tokyo Metro's route tie-up with Tokyu.
Seen in Roppongi Station on the Hibiya line, but they're all over the system.

37 days and counting...
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Old February 9th, 2013, 04:45 PM   #4742
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Old February 9th, 2013, 06:32 PM   #4743
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More testing on the Toyoko Line prior to the start of run-through services.

At Kikuna Station, Tobu Tojo Line 50070 series:


Passing through Myorenji Station:
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Old February 9th, 2013, 06:48 PM   #4744
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Cute Tokyo Metro Ad for Shibuya Connection
Note the play on words in the poster slogan- "Metro's lines are going forward connecting with the future", with future ("mirai") referring not only to time but also Yokohama's Minato Mirai waterfront development.
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Old February 10th, 2013, 09:00 AM   #4745
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Note the play on words in the poster slogan- "Metro's lines are going forward connecting with the future", with future ("mirai") referring not only to time but also Yokohama's Minato Mirai waterfront development.
I watched the TV commercial of it (that quashlo provided), and I truly like the child adding that one rail piece to complete a massive network expansion! I'd say, one minor change can bring in major impacts to a region's rail network, and surely, the Fukutoshin Line link will bring even more people to Yokohama, Tokyo, and Saitama Prefecture. It truly wants me to envision a continuous rail network connected with existing subway lines rather than disjoint segments... I want to see the results of the overall joint sections soon!
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Old February 10th, 2013, 08:59 PM   #4746
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Speaking of future, I now know what the 9000 series trains have in store for them.
Tokyu Toyoko line 9000 Series trains receiving "Last Run" headmarks






As I've been reporting, these trains haven't been getting the equipment necessary for operating along the Fukutoshin line, so it was likely that they'd be putting them out to pasture... What will probably most likely happen is they will get fitted with things like LED signs and split in order to run along the Oimachi line... or could be relocated to the Den'en-Toshi line, to replace a few of the 8000 series trains on that line. Hard to say really.

I was hoping they'd refurbish them and make 10-car trains for the Toyoko...

http://railf.jp/news/2013/02/10/074500.html
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Old February 11th, 2013, 12:25 AM   #4747
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So, seems as if I can only post a very few (or even just one) image per post, possibly due to my recently having joined. That forces me into making a lot of posts here, something I know which other forums frown upon, but oh well...

There are less photos here than I remember taking, but then I realized this was the film era and a) I didn't take as many as I remember taking and b) the camera was faulty and many shots were botched.

This trip was in March of 1994. There were no passcards in use that I remember, it was all tickets and turnstiles that you would feed the ticket into for both entry and exit. I also have no memory of any english announcements on the trains such as what exists now; I'm pretty sure I'd remember that, so I'm going to say they weren't being given then.

Let's start with construction at Tokyo station with what I believe is a Chuo-line train on the left...


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Old February 11th, 2013, 12:28 AM   #4748
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Inside of Ueno station.

As train stations tend to be pretty awful in the US, I thought this was pretty darned cool. Shops, activity, clean, all that good stuff.


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This is on a bridge, looking south towards Ueno station if I remember right.

I remember being absolutely stunned at the number of tracks - and that there was a lot of traffic even during the weekend.


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Same bridge, now looking north, again if memory serves.


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Same bridge, different train.


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Old February 11th, 2013, 12:34 AM   #4752
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OK, not rail-related, but here's an example of Japanese attention to detail.

I went at looked at what they were repairing later and it was an extremely small patch, maybe 2 in x 2 in...


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I know the green doesn't look right, but this is the Yamanote line approaching, pretty sure (but not 100%) this is at Hamamatsucho.


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Old February 11th, 2013, 12:44 AM   #4754
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Again, not all of these are urban rail related, but bear with me, looking to give these pics a bit of context...

I was put up at the Dai-Ichi hotel at Seafort Square, Tennozu Isle - just east of Shinagawa. The view was stunning at night, a bit less so during the day.

Shinagawa station would be on the left, out of view. Shinjuku is barely visible.

The monorail is just visible in the extreme lower right hand corner next to the elevated expressway.

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Loved watching the rainbow bridge change colors (verrrry slowly):


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Old February 11th, 2013, 12:48 AM   #4756
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I thought this was neat - had no idea of how they managed to get that ship in there - the breakwall looks pretty unforgiving to me...


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Old February 11th, 2013, 12:50 AM   #4757
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Here's the Tokyo monorail approaching the Seafort Square station:





This was very handy indeed.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 12:52 AM   #4758
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I wonder what goes over that bridge?


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Old February 11th, 2013, 12:54 AM   #4759
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Ohhhh coool, it's a Shinkansen train!

Quick, get a picture!




I'm fairly sure this view doesn't exist any more, I believe a few high-rises have gone up between the hotel and these tracks.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 12:57 AM   #4760
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I had no idea at the time that the tracks in the distance (look for the catenary) were Shinkansen tracks headed for a major yard only a few blocks away - had I known, I would have walked over that way. Now people have Google maps, Google earth and many other resources to investigate their trips before they go...

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