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Old July 16th, 2013, 09:13 PM   #5781
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New station building at JR Hakusan Station to debut in September
JR白山駅の新駅舎、9月から供用

http://www.niigata-nippo.co.jp/news/...716055031.html

Official JR East press release:
http://www.jrniigata.co.jp/press/201...kohoshitsu.pdf

Niigata City and JR East’s Niigata office announced on 2013.07.16 that they will open the new station building and underground public passage at Hakusan Station (Hakusan-ura, Chūō Ward, Niigata City) on the JR Echigo Line on 2013.09.01. Currently, the station can only be directly accessed from the north side, but the new 30 m long, 6 m wide underground passage will now make it possible to easily access the station from the south side, home to the Niigata Prefecture Cancer Center and other facilities. The new ticketing entrance will be located at the approximate midpoint of the the underground passage, with accessible vertical circulation (elevators and escalators) connecting to the station’s platforms.

According to JR East’s Niigata office, there are approximately 10,200 daily boardings and alightings at Hakusan, making it the fourth busiest station in Niigata Prefecture after Niigata, Nagaoka, and Kameda. Work on the new station building was begun in March 2008 together with the Niigata Station continuous grade-separation proiject. The cost of the new station building and public passage was approx. ¥2.6 billion. The new North Exit station plaza, which will become a transfer hub for the planned BRT to begin operation in FY2014, will also be complete by FY2014 close.

South Exit render:

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Old July 16th, 2013, 09:14 PM   #5782
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New Kōnan Railway station to open on 2013.07.27
弘南鉄道・田んぼアート駅、27日開業 青森・田舎館

http://www.kahoku.co.jp/news/2013/07/20130716t23005.htm

The new Tanbo Art Station (田んぼアート駅) on the Kōnan Railway Kōnan Line in Inakadate Village, Aomori Prefecture will open for service on 2013.07.27. The station takes its name from crop artwork, which Inakadate is widely known for in Japan. The village constructed the new station as a means of improving tourist access to the artwork pieces, funding the full ¥31.2 million cost for the new station, including construction cost and timetable revision costs.

The artwork is on display between July and September every year near the village offices and Inakadate: Yayoi no Sato (いなかだて・弥生の里), a roadside rest area. The new station is located near the rest area, and consists of a 3 m wide, 45 m long platform with a sheltered waiting room. There will be no staff at the station, and it will only be open until November 30, closing for the winter before reopening again on April 1 next year.

The railway received approvals to construct the station from the MLIT’s Tōhoku Transport Bureau in March of this year. Currently, the village has stations on both JR and the Kōnan Railway, but the artwork displays are not conveniently located to either station. Now, tourists will be able to transfer easily at JR Hirosaki Station to access the station. Shuttle buses will be operated between the station and the artwork display until October, improving access for elderly visitors. A total of 120,000 people visited the artwork last year.



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If you remember, this is the same railway contemplating elimination of its other line, the Ōwani Line. Uncut cab view on the line:

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Old July 17th, 2013, 08:58 PM   #5783
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Tunnels complete for Sendai Subway Tōzai Line
仙台の地下鉄東西線が全線貫通 15年度に開業

http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXNAS...10C13A7L01000/

A huge milestone has been reached in the construction of the new 13-station, 13.9 km Tōzai Line for the Sendai Subway, with escavation work now complete for all tunnels on the line. A ceremony was held on 2013.07.17 to commemorate the recent completion of excavation of the final segment between Sendai Station and Ichibanchō (一番町) Station.

The ceremony was held at the future Ichibanchō Station, located underneath the intersection of Aoba-dōri (青葉通) and Higashi-Ichibanchō-dōri (東一番丁通). The platforms will be located about 20 m belowground.

Construction work began in 2006, but was delayed for 3 to 6 months as a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake, with additional difficulties related to securing enough materials and workers after the disaster. At the close of last fiscal year, they had spent approx. 62% of the budget. They will now focus on station construction and track-laying work, followed by train testing, in preparation fo ran opening in FY2015. While opening-year ridership is estimated at 80,000—about 33% lower than originally forecasted—the line is still expected to begin generating annual operating surpluses in its 10th year of service.

FNN news report:



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Good to see more progress on this… I still have an information packet about the line I picked up when I visited Sendai a couple months ago.
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Old July 17th, 2013, 08:59 PM   #5784
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First railway tunnel application for Mitsubishi Materials geothermal heating system
三菱マテリアルの地中熱利用システム技術、日本で初めて鉄道トンネル事業に採用

http://www.zaikei.co.jp/article/20130717/141216.html

Official Mitsubishi Materials press release (Japanese only):
https://www.mmc.co.jp/corporate/ja/01/01/13-0717.html

Mitsubishi Materials announced the first application of its geothermal heat pump technology for railway tunnels in Japan. The system uses coil-shaped horizontal heat exchangers developed by consolidated subsidiary Mitsubishi Materials Techno for temperature control and other applications, such as snow melting and water heating. The system takes advantage of the relatively stable temperature of the ground to heat buildings during the water and cool buildings during the summer.

Specifically, the technology was selected for the quadruple-tracking of the Odakyū Odawara Line in the Tōkyō area, for both Higashi-Kitazawa and Setagaya Daita Stations. The heat exchangers were installed in the floor sections of the box tunnels, and will be used to help supplement the platform HVAC systems, reducing annual carbon dioxide emissions and running costs by 30% compared to air-source heat pumps.

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Old July 17th, 2013, 09:00 PM   #5785
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Illegal bike parking to be banned in Tōkyō Station area
東京駅に放置自転車禁止区域=18年度までに-都協議会

http://www.jiji.com/jc/c?g=soc_30&k=2013071700883

A committee comprised of representatives from the Tōkyō Metropolitan Government, Chiyoda Ward, Chūō Ward, JR East, JR Central, and others has finalized a plan to designate the area around Tōkyō Station as off-limits to illegal bike parking, which often blocks pedestrian circulation on sidewalks and can disrupt emergency vehicle access. The station has consistently ranked among the worst in the Tōkyō area for illegal bike parking, but Chiyoda Ward will now designate a 500 m radius around the station as off-limits to illegally-parked bicycles. As part of the plan, both Chiyoda and Chūō Wards have plans to construct a total of 1,850 bike parking spaces for public use.
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A new trainset for the Toei Shinjuku Line is currently in the process of being delivered to Toei Subway:
http://railf.jp/news/2013/07/16/140000.html

I had no idea this was even in the works, but the manufacturer is Tōkyū / J-TREC. It’s not a new series and will be treated as a variant of the 10-300 series already operating on the line, but it certainly looks quite different, and is a bit reminiscent of JR East’s E233-2000 series for the Jōban Local Line. Makes perfect sense given that the E233-2000 series was designed to “subway” standards with a narrower body than the other E233 orders.
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Old July 17th, 2013, 09:03 PM   #5787
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The Nikkei Shimbun has a nice exclusive report about the Ginza Line works at Shibuya Station:
http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXNAS...3A710C1000000/

With the connection between the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line and Tōkyō Metro Fukutoshin Line now in operation, the work can finally begin in earnest on the station upgrades and redevelopment projects. One of the key improvements to the station will be a redesign of the Ginza Line terminal at the station, including relocating it about 130 m east from its current location inside the third floor of the now-closed Tōkyū Department Store Tōyoko store. Construction on the Ginza Line upgrades already began back in FY2010, but completion is scheduled for FY2021. It’s a complex project involving coordination with the station building redevelopment and the station plaza improvements, all done without disrupting regular train service on the line. In terms of progress, they have only just completed one of the five columns to support the new platforms, a process that took them about 2 years.

The current Ginza Line terminal, with the first of five new columns in place to the south:


The current situation at Shibuya Station, looking from the north. The red circle is the Ginza Line terminal.


The station post-upgrades:


Currently, average daily ridership (FY2012) at the Ginza Line’s Shibuya terminal is 226,644 passengers, placing it fifth in ridership among Tōkyō Metro’s stations. The terminal is currently a side platform design, with platforms approximately 7 m wide, but the upgrades will transform the station to an island platform design (12 m wide) and push it about 130 m east towards Shibuya Hikarie and the Tōyoko Line / Fukutoshin Line station. The faregates and other station-side facilities will then be relocated at the same level as the JR station, streamlining transfers and improving passenger convenience—currently, the path to reach the station involves winding your way through the department store.

Current design:





Future design:





Without much space to work with, they are limited to working directly beneath and above a small, 350 m long section of the active tracks. In addition to relocation of the station, the work involves installing new switches, meaning the overpass grades must be reduced from the current 3.5 % to 1.0% and the track centers must be widened from 3.3 m to 4.05 m. They also need to increase transformer capacity, so they will construct a new substation directly underneath the tracks adjacent to Shibuya Hikarie. All of this work must be coordinated with adjacent construction related to the redesign of the East Exit station plaza and the demolition and new construction on the Tōkyū Department Store site.

Looking at the East Exit station plaza from the north side. Most of the plaza is currently a staging area for construction.



In particular, the structural work involves replacing the current viaduct, supported by 7 columns, with a new viaduct supported by only 5 columns. In order to do this, they need to construct temporary frames to support the tracks and allow them to remove the existing column supports. The new columns will be spaced at 50 m intervals, with only one set of columns to be located near the station plaza site, allowing them to move forward with improvements there.

Current:





Future. The construction is split into five segments, of which two are currently being worked on (delimited in red).





From the south side, looking at the new passage connecting into Shibuya Hikarie. The Ginza Line runs behind this skybridge.



The current viaduct, passing alongside Shibuya Hikarie. We can see the column supports for the new viaduct already taking shape. This is where the new transformer substation will be located. The work here is constrained by Hikarie on the south side and another commercial building on the north side, requiring them to do all the construction work from atop the existing tracks, and only within the few hours each day that trains are not running.



Completed column P4, located at the station plaza area. This will be located roughly in the center of the new transit plaza, and the urban design standards for the station area required them to design the column with an exterior that looks like cypress wood paneling. The column is elliptical in shape and has a larger cross-section at the top. They had to do some testing just to make sure they got the design right, and only completed the column in April of this year.

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Former Manseibashi Station unveiled to the press
旧万世橋駅、商業施設に カフェや雑貨店、9月オープン

http://www.asahi.com/national/update...307190092.html

If you remember, JR East is working on a new office building on a parcel near Ochanomizu and Kanda in Chiyoda Ward adjacent to the Chūō Rapid Line. As part of that project, they are restoring the brick viaduct of the Chūō Rapid Line, which housed the original terminal of the line (Manseibashi Station). The former station site will be reborn on 2013.09.14 as a retail facility and riverwalk. On 2013.07.19, they unveiled the work to the press.

TBS video report:



Some pictures:

Can see the old platforms at the station, as well as the new glass-enclosed observation area and cafe they are constructing in the middle of the existing tracks. Behind is the new office building.



The side of the viaduct fronting the Kanda River has been redesigned as a promenade.





The original station building was designed by Tatsuno Kingo (辰野金吾), the same architect who designed the recently restored Marunouchi Station Building at Tōkyō Station. The building was damaged in the 1923 Great Kantō Earthquake, but was rebuilt in 1925, only to be abandoned in 1943 when the line was extended all the way to Tōkyō Station due to declining ridership. It was later used as a transport museum, but that closed in 2006.





Work is proceeding on restoring this original staircase that opened with the station in 1912. They are also reusing the remains of another staircase built in 1935 when they opened the former railway museum at the site.



A total of 2,600 sq m across two floors will be branded as “mAAch eCute Kanda Manseibashi” (マーチ エキュート 神田万世橋). A total of 10 stores will open in the ground floor, including a wine shop.

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Google Street View now has cab views of the Takamatsu–Kotohira Electric Railroad (Kotoden) Shido Line available online:
http://goo.gl/maps/Ix1Ng

I was unaware they were doing rail lines, too, but this is pretty cool. Doesn’t beat a cab video in HD, but interesting, nonetheless.
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Now that illegal bike parking is banned at Tokyo Station, all that's left is to outlaw it altogether.
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SUGOCA coming to Kita-Kyūshū Monorail
北九州モノレール、SUGOCA導入へ

http://kyushu.yomiuri.co.jp/news/nat...OYS1T00249.htm

On 2013.07.19, Kita-Kyūshū Rapid Transit, which operates the Kita-Kyūshū Monorail, announced that it will introduce SUGOCA, JR Kyūshū’s IC farecard system, in autumn 2015. The 8.8 km, 13-station monorail has conducted a couple of IC card trials in 2008 and 2010, but never quite got to the point of actually introducing a permanent system until now. This is a no-brainer choice, since one of the terminals for the monorail is Kokura Station (it actually goes straight into the station tenant building above the JR tracks). As of June 30, SUGOCA coverage extends to 272 of JR Kyūshū’s 555 zairaisen stations, with a circulation of 980,000 cards.

Cab view on the monorail from a few years ago:


Some SUGOCA vids:

If you remember, JR Kyūshū expanded IC card coverage to Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Ōita, and Nagasaki. I was very surprised that they had chosen to introduce the system to these smaller metropolitan areas, but it seems that they were able to save on some of the systems costs by going with simple card readers instead of full-blown automated faregates.

Here’s the situation at Nakahanda Station on the Hōhi Main Line in Ōita (2013.04). It seems like this might be the solution for something like the Hokuriku region, where there are potential benefits from an IC card system (particularly with the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension soon), but patronage levels may not justify a full-blown automated faregate system.



Using SUGOCA to purchase a limited express ticket between Ōita and Beppu:

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JR East installs front video cameras on trains to tape accidents
http://mainichi.jp/english/english/n...dm006000c.html

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TOKYO (Kyodo) -- East Japan Railway Co. (JR EAST) has started installing video cameras at the front driver's compartment on Tokyo passenger rail service trains to aid accident investigation.

Event recorders have been mounted in all the trains serving the Chuo Line and will be installed in trains on other key metropolitan services in fiscal 2014, JR East said.

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Recently, I’ve been interested in long-distance local services (i.e., 長距離普通電車) and have been doing a bit of research into the longest of these services (in terms of distance and / or travel time). While the market for intercity rail travel is mostly the domain of Shinkansen and other limited expresses, the nature of urban development patterns in Japan means that commuter sheds for many cities often end up overlapping, forming a megalopolis generally referred to as the Taiheiyō Belt (from Greater Tōkyō – Shizuoka – Hamamatsu – Greater Nagoya – Greater Ōsaka – Okayama – Hiroshima – Greater Fukuoka). What this means for rail service is that there are some interesting long-distance all-stop services, mostly operated by JR (for obvious reasons). Here are some of the more “epic” examples:

JR Hokkaidō
Nemuro Main Line 2429D
Travel time: 8:02
Distance: 308.4 km
Total fare: ¥5,560

We start off with perhaps the best-known of these long-distance services… It just misses being the longest such service by distance by a few kilometers, but is by far the longest by travel time, taking pretty much a full day. Interesting to note are the 18-minute dwells at Furano and Memuro and the 13-minute dwell at Obihiro (the Nemuro Main Line is all single-track). There is also 2522D / 3430D in the opposite direction, traveling as a local to Obihiro and then changing to a Karikachi (狩勝) rapid for Takikawa, with a far shorter travel time of 6:42.

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STATION           TIME
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Takikawa          9:37
Higashi-Takikawa  9:46
                  9:50
Akabira           9:57
Moshiri		 10:02
		 10:03
Hiragishi	 10:07
		 10:08
Ashibetsu	 10:14
		 10:15
Kami-Ashibetsu	 10:20
Nokanan		 10:26
Shima-no-shita	 10:41
		 10:42
Furano		 10:48
		 11:06
Nunobe		 11:13
Yamabe		 11:20
		 11:21
Shimo-Kanayama	 11:30
Kanayama	 11:38
Higashi-Shikagoe 11:51
		 11:52
Ikutora		 11:57
Ochiai		 12:08
		 12:21
Shintoku	 12:46
		 12:49
Tokachi Shimizu	 12:58
Haobi		 13:08
Mikage		 13:12
		 13:16
Memuro		 13:36
		 13:44
Taisei		 13:47
		 13:48
Nishi-Obihiro	 13:54
		 13:59
Hakurindai	 14:05
Obihiro		 14:10
		 14:23
Satsunai	 14:28
		 14:29
Inashibetsu	 14:33
	 	 14:34
Makubetsu	 14:41
		 14:46
Toshibetsu	 14:53
Ikeda	 	 14:58
		 14:59
Tōfutsu		 15:08
Toyokoro	 15:14
		 15:15
Shin-Yoshino	 15:22
Urahoro		 15:29
		 15:35
Kami-Atsunai	 15:58
Atsunai		 16:06
Chokubetsu	 16:14
		 16:15
Shakubetsu	 16:20
Onbetsu		 16:25
Furuse		 16:36
		 16:41
Shiranuka	 16:48
		 16:53
Nishi-Shoro	 16:59
Shoro		 17:02
		 17:03
Otanoshike	 17:13
		 17:25
Shin-Otanoshike	 17:28
		 17:29
Shin-Fuji	 17:34
		 17:35
Kushiro		 17:39
Sōya Main Line 4332D / 4334D / 330D (run number changes at Horonobe and Nayoro)
Travel time: 6:03
Distance: 259.4 km
Total fare: ¥5,250

Not nearly as long as the Nemuro Main Line runs, but an honorable mention goes to this local service running the full length of the Sōya Main Line from Wakkanai to Asahiyama. The return service is 321D / 4325D / 4327D, with a slightly shorter travel time of 5:47.

Code:
STATION           TIME
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Wakkanai	 14:12
Minami-Wakkanai	 14:15
		 14:16
Bakkai		 14:27
		 14:28
Yūchi		 14:35
		 14:36
Kabutonuma	 14:42
Tokumitsu	 14:51
		 14:51
Toyotomi	 14:56
		 14:57
Shimonuma	 15:04
		 15:05
Horonobe	 15:12
		 15:50
Kami-Horonobe	 15:55
Minami-Horonobe	 15:59
Yasuushi	 16:02
Onoppunai	 16:08
		 16:09
Nukanann	 16:14
		 16:15
Toikanbetsu	 16:18
Utanai		 16:23
		 16:24
Teshio Nakagawa	 16:32
		 16:42
Saku		 16:49
		 16:55
Osashima	 17:11
Otoineppu	 17:19
		 17:20
Sakkuru		 17:25
		 17:26
Teshiogawa Onsen 17:29
		 17:30
Toyoshimizu	 17:34
Onnenai		 17:40
Monponai	 17:47
Hatsuno		 17:51
Bifuka		 17:55
		 17:56
Minami-Bifuka	 17:59
Chihoku		 18:02
		 18:03
Chiebun		 18:05
		 18:06
Hokusei		 18:08
		 18:09
Nisshin		 18:17
Nayoro		 18:22
		 18:24
Higashi-Fūren	 18:29
Fūren		 18:34
		 18:35
Mizuho		 18:39
		 18:40
Tayoro		 18:44
		 18:45
Shimo-Shibetsu	 18:49
Shibetsu	 18:55
		 18:56
Kita-Kenbuchi     ---
Kenbuchi	 19:04
		 19:05
Higashi-Rokusen	 19:09
Wassamu		 19:15
Shiokari	 19:28
		 19:34
Ranru		 19:41
		 19:42
Kita-Pippu	 19:45
		 19:46
Pippu		 19:50
Minami-Pippu      ---
Kita-Nagayama	 19:57
Nagayama	 20:01
Shin-Asahikawa	 20:08
Asahikawa Yonjō	 20:11
		 20:12
Asahikawa	 20:15
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JR East
JR East tends to run its trains shorter distances than the other JRs… Probably part of the issue has to do with the fact that demand in the Tōkyō area is so vastly different than in other parts of its service area in eastern Japan that interlining is undesirable in most situations. The proximity of the JR Central service area at Atami also “constricts” the Tōkaidō Main Line services, most of which terminate at Atami or earlier. Up until 2012, there used to be an early-morning direct service from Tōkyō all the way to Shizuoka using 373 series limited express stock, but that was eliminated in 2012. Now, the longest services on the Tōkaidō Main Line go only as far as Numazu, still well into JR Central territory, but a far cry from Shizuoka.

Shōnan–Shinjuku Line (Ryōmō Line / Takasaki Line / Tōhoku Freight Line / Yokosuka Line / Tōkaidō Line) 2770E
Travel time: 3:42
Distance: 202.5 km
Total fare: ¥3,260

Within the Tōkyō area, the longest services are the Shōnan–Shinjuku Line, which connect Tōhoku Main Line services (Takasaki Line and Utsunomiya Line) and Tōkaidō Main Line (Tōkaidō Line and Yokosuka Line) services in a giant “X” across Greater Tōkyō. This particular run from Odawara on the Tōkaidō Line to Maebashi on the Ryōmō Line is the longest service on the Shōnan–Shinjuku Line, operated as a 15-car set like most of Shōnan–Shinjuku Line trains (the 5-car set is decoupled at Kagohara on the Takasaki Line).

Code:
STATION               TIME PLATFORM
==================== ===== ========
Odawara		     18:00	
Kamonomiya	     18:03	
Kōzu		     18:06	
		     18:07	
Ninomiya	     18:10	
		     18:11	
Ōiso		     18:15	
Hiratsuka	     18:18	
		     18:19	
Chigasaki	     18:23	
		     18:24	
Tsujidō		     18:27	
Fujisawa	     18:30	
		     18:31	
Ōfuna		     18:35	
Totsuka		     18:40	
		     18:41	
Higashi-Totsuka       ---	
Hodogaya              ---
Yokohama	     18:50    (10)
		     18:51	
Shin-Kawasaki         ---	
Musasi Kosugi	     19:02	
Nishi-Ōi              ---
Ōsaki		     19:11	
		     19:12	
Ebisu		     19:16	
Shibuya		     19:18	
Shinjuku	     19:23     (4)
		     19:24	
Ikebukuro	     19:29     (3)
		     19:30	
Akabane		     19:41	
Urawa		     19:50	
Saitama Shin-Toshin   ---	
Ōmiya		     19:58	
		     19:59	
Miyahara	     20:03	
		     20:04	
Ageo		     20:08	
		     20:09	
Kita-Ageo	     20:11	
Okegawa		     20:14	
		     20:15	
Kitamoto	     20:19	
Kōnosu		     20:23	
Kita-Kōnosu	     20:27	
		     20:28	
Fukiage		     20:31	
Gyōda		     20:34	
		     20:35	
Kumagaya	     20:39	
Kagohara	     20:46	
		     20:50	
Fukaya		     20:55	
Okabe		     20:59	
Honjō		     21:04	
		     21:05	
Jinbohara	     21:08	
		     21:09	
Shinmachi	     21:12	
		     21:13	
Kuragano	     21:18	
Takasaki	     21:23     (4)
		     21:27	
Takasaki Ton'yamachi 21:30	
		     21:31	
Ino		     21:33	
Shin-Maebashi	     21:37	
		     21:38	
Maebashi	     21:42
Jōban (Rapid) Line 435M
Travel time: 3:12
Distance: 164.7 km
Total fare: ¥2,940

Also interesting are the long-distance Jōban Line runs between Ueno and Takahagi in northern Ibaraki, the longest in the JR East network behind the Shōnan–Shinjuku services—impressive considering these terminate at Ueno and don’t actually go through the Yamanote Loop and out the other side, although the Kuroiso – Ueno services on the Utsunomiya Line (159.7 km) are a close second. There are five inbound (for Ueno) trains and four outbound (for Takahagi) trains daily on weekdays (on weekends, one of the inbound trains terminates at Tsuchiura instead of Ueno) doing these runs, all of which take about three hours. This is currently the longest of them by travel time, but with the fast-approaching opening of the Tōhoku Through Line, major changes could be in store for the Jōban Rapid Line, Utsunomiya Line, and Takasaki Line, so who knows what will happen.

Code:
STATION           TIME PLATFORM
================ ===== ========
Ueno		 17:46	 (9)
Nippori		 17:48	
		 17:49	
Mikawashima	 17:51	
		 17:52	
Minami-Senju	 17:54	
		 17:55	
Kita-Senju	 17:57	
		 17:58	
Matsudo		 18:06	
Kashiwa		 18:14	
		 18:15	
Abiko		 18:19	
		 18:22	
Tennōdai	 18:25	
Toride		 18:29	
Fujishiro	 18:34	
		 18:35	
Sanuki		 18:38	
		 18:39	
Ushiku		 18:43	
Hitachino Ushiku 18:47	
Arakawa-oki	 18:50	
Tsuchiura	 18:56	
		 19:02	
Kandatsu	 19:07	
Takahama	 19:13	
		 19:24	
Ishioka		 19:28	
Hatori		 19:33	
Iwama		 19:37	
		 19:38	
Tomobe		 19:43	
Uchihara	 19:47	
Akatsuka	 19:51	
		 19:52	
Kairaku-en        ---
Mito		 19:57	 (3)
		 20:15	
Katsuta		 20:20	
		 20:21	
Sawa		 20:24	
		 20:25	
Tōkai		 20:28	
		 20:29	
Ōmika		 20:34	
		 20:35	
Hitachi Taga	 20:38	
		 20:39	
Hitachi		 20:43	
		 20:44	
Ogitsu		 20:48	
Jūō		 20:52	
Takahagi	 20:58
Tōhoku Main Line 2121M
Travel time: 3:41
Distance: 188.5 km
Total fare: ¥3,260

The longest service in the Tōhoku region is this Tōhoku Main Line run from Kuroiso (basically the northern limit of Greater Tōkyō) all the way to Sendai via Shirakawa, Kōriyama, and Fukushima.

Code:
STATION           TIME PLATFORM
================= ==== ========
Kuroiso		  5:47	
Takaku		  5:51	
Kurodahara	  5:55	
		  5:56	
Toyohara	  6:00	
		  6:01	
Shirasaka	  6:05	
		  6:06	
Shin-Shirakawa	  6:09	
		  6:10	
Shirakawa	  6:12	
		  6:13	
Kutano		  6:17	
Izumizaki	  6:21	
		  6:22	
Yabuki		  6:26	
		  6:27	
Kagamiishi	  6:31	
		  6:32	
Sukagawa	  6:36	
		  6:37	
Asaka Nagamori	  6:42	
		  6:43	
Kōriyama	  6:48	
		  7:06	
Hiwada		  7:11	
		  7:12	
Gohyakugawa	  7:16	
Motomiya	  7:20	
Sugita		  7:25	
Nihonmatsu	  7:29	
Adachi		  7:33	
Matsukawa	  7:37	
		  7:38	
Kanayagawa	  7:42	
		  7:43	
Minami-Fukushima  7:48	
		  7:49	
Fukushima	  7:54	 (4)
		  8:07	
Higashi-Fukushima 8:12	
		  8:13	
Date		  8:16	
Koori		  8:20	
Fujita		  8:23	
		  8:24	
Kaida		  8:29	
Kosugō		  8:33	
Shiroishi	  8:39	
		  8:40	
Higashi-Shiroishi 8:43	
		  8:44	
Kita-Shirakawa	  8:48	
Ōgawara		  8:52	
		  8:53	
Funaoka		  8:55	
		  8:56	
Tsukinoki	  9:00	
Iwanuma		  9:06	
		  9:07	
Tatekoshi	  9:10	
Natori		  9:13	
		  9:14	
Minami-Sendai	  9:16	
		  9:17	
Taishidō	  9:19	
		  9:20	
Nagamachi	  9:22	
Sendai		  9:28	 (4)
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JR Central
Iida Line / Chūō Main Line 519M
Travel time: 6:58
Distance: 213.7 km
Total fare: ¥3,890

Not especially long distance-wise, but the travel time places this one second overall in Japan. The Iida Line is particularly famous among diehard railfans, as it’s a local line through mountain villages in Aichi, Shizuoka, and Nagano Prefectures, but the station spacing is relatively small (94 stations in 195.7 km) and it’s almost entirely single-track, making for some very interesting operations. There are three other similar runs, including 539M, 544M, and 570M, although this one has the longest travel time.

Code:
STATION            TIME
================  =====
Toyohashi	  10:42
Funamachi          ---
Shimoji            ---
Kozakai		  10:47
		  10:48
Ushikubo	  10:50
		  10:51
Toyokawa	  10:54
		  10:55
Mikawa Ichinomiya 10:59
		  11:00
Nagayama	  11:03
		  11:04
Ejima		  11:06
Tōjō		  11:09
		  11:10
Noda-jō		  11:13
		  11:16
Shinshiro	  11:18
		  11:20
Higashi-Shinmachi 11:22
Chausuyama	  11:24
		  11:25
Mikawa Tōgō	  11:27
		  11:28
Ōmi		  11:32
		  11:34
Torii		  11:36
		  11:37
Nagashino-jō	  11:39
		  11:40
Hon-Nagashino	  11:42
		  11:59
Mikawa Ōno	  12:03
		  12:04
Yuya Onsen	  12:07
		  12:08
Mikawa Makihara	  12:11
		  12:14
Kakidaira	  12:17
Mikawa Kawai	  12:20
		  12:21
Ikeba		  12:27
Tōei		  12:29
		  12:30
Izunma		  12:35
Kami-Ichiba	  12:36
		  12:37
Urakawa		  12:39
		  12:40
Hayase		  12:41
		  12:42
Shimo-Kawai	  12:44
Chūbu Tenryū	  12:48
		  12:50
Sakuma		  12:52
Aizuki		  12:57
		  12:58
Shironishi	  13:01
Mukai-ichiba	  13:05
Misakubo	  13:07
		  13:08
Ōzore		  13:14
Kowada		  13:19
Nakai-samarui	  13:24
		  13:25
Ina Kozawa	  13:28
		  13:31
Ugusu		  13:33
		  13:34
Hiraoka		  13:37
		  13:38
Shiteguri	  13:44
Nukuta		  13:49
		  13:50
Tamoto		  13:52
		  13:53
Kadoshima	  13:58
Karakasa	  14:03
		  14:04
Kinno		  14:07
Chiyo		  14:10
Tenryū-kyō	  14:13
		  14:16
Kawaji		  14:18
Tokimata	  14:21
Dashina		  14:24
		  14:25
Kega		  14:27
Ina Yawata	  14:29
		  14:30
Shimo-Yamamura	  14:32
Kanae		  14:34
		  14:35
Kiriishi	  14:38
		  14:39
Iida		  14:42
		  14:51
Sakuramachi	  14:53
		  14:54
Ina Kamisato	  14:56
Moto-Zenkōji	  15:00
		  15:01
Shimo-Ichida	  15:03
		  15:04
Ichida		  15:06
		  15:06
Shimodaira	  15:10
Yamabuki	  15:12
		  15:13
Ina Ōshima	  15:18
		  15:23
Kami-Katagiri	  15:29
		  15:30
Ina Tajima	  15:32
		  15:33
Takatōbara	  15:42
Nanakubo	  15:45
Ina Hongō	  15:50
Iijima		  15:55
		  15:56
Tagiri		  15:59
		  16:00
Ina Fukuoka	  16:05
		  16:09
Komachiya	  16:11
		  16:12
Komagane	  16:14
		  16:22
Ōtagiri		  16:24
		  16:25
Miyada		  16:27
		  16:28
Akagi		  16:30
Sawando		  16:34
		  16:37
Shimojima	  16:39
Ina-shi		  16:43
		  16:44
Ina Kita	  16:46
Tabata		  16:49
		  16:50
Kita-Tono	  16:52
		  16:53
Kinoshita	  16:56
Ina Matsushima	  16:59
		  17:02
Sawa		  17:05
		  17:06
Haba		  17:08
		  17:09
Ina Shinmachi	  17:12
		  17:13
Miyaki		  17:14
		  17:15
Tatsuno		  17:18
		  17:19
Kawagishi	  17:26
Ōkaya		  17:30
		  17:31
Shimo-Suwa	  17:35
Kami-Suwa	  17:40
Tōkaidō Main Line 127F
Travel time: 4:31
Distance: 216.1 km
Total fare: ¥3,570

Again, not particularly impressive in the distance department, but the travel time is fairly high and the run spans almost the entire length of JR Central’s segment of the Tōkaidō Main Line between Atami and Maibara, connecting Shizuoka, Hamamatsu, Toyohashi, Nagoya, and Gifu. This service is operated with a 4-car 313 series formation. A similar service, 3125F, operates on weekends and holidays, but it’s about 16 minutes faster than this weekday service.

Code:
STATION          TIME PLATFORM
=============== ===== ========
Shizuoka	 5:01	
Abekawa		 5:05	
		 5:06	
Mochimune	 5:08	
Yaizu		 5:13	
		 5:14	
Nishi-Yaizu	 5:16	
		 5:17	
Fujieda		 5:20	
Rokugō		 5:24	
Shimada		 5:27	
Kanaya		 5:31	
		 5:32	
Kikugawa	 5:39	
		 5:40	
Kakegawa	 5:45	
		 5:46	
Aino		 5:50	
Fukuroi		 5:53	
		 5:54	
Iwata		 5:59	
		 6:00	
Toyodachō	 6:03	
		 6:03	
Tenryū-gawa	 6:06	
		 6:07	
Hamamatsu	 6:11	
		 6:18	
Takatsuka	 6:23	
Maisaka		 6:27	
		 6:28	
Bentenjima	 6:30	
		 6:31	
Araimachi	 6:34	
Washizu		 6:37	
		 6:38	
Shinjohara	 6:42	
		 6:43	
Futagawa	 6:46	
		 6:47	
Toyohashi	 6:52	
		 7:08	
Nishi-Kozakai	 7:13	
Aichi Mito	 7:17	
		 7:21	
Mikawa Ōtsuka	 7:24	
		 7:25	
Mikawa Miya	 7:28	
Gamagōri	 7:30	
		 7:34	
Mikawa Shiotsu	 7:37	
Sangane		 7:40	
Kōda		 7:43	
Aimi		 7:46	
		 7:50	
Okazaki		 7:55	
Nishi-Okazaki	 7:59	
Anjō		 8:03	
		 8:08	
Mikawa Anjō	 8:10	
		 8:11	
Higashi-Kariya	 8:13	
		 8:14	
Noda Shinmachi	 8:15	
		 8:16	
Kariya		 8:18	
		 8:25	
Aizuma		 8:27	
Ōbu		 8:30	
		 8:31	
Kyōwa		 8:34	
		 8:34	
Minami-Ōdaka	 8:37	
Ōdaka		 8:39	
		 8:40	
Kasadera	 8:44	
		 8:48	
Atsuta		 8:51	
		 8:52	
Kanayama	 8:54	
		 8:55	
Otōbashi	 8:56	
		 8:57	
Nagoya		 8:59	(6)
		 9:07	
Biwajima	 9:11	
Kiyosu		 9:14	
		 9:15	
Inazawa		 9:17	
		 9:18	
Owari Ichinomiya 9:22	
		 9:23	
Kiso-gawa	 9:26	
		 9:27	
Gifu		 9:32
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JR West
San’yō Main Line 371M / 3481M (run number changes at Hiroshima)
Travel time: 5:45
Distance: 315.8 km
Total fare: ¥4,940

This one travels down the San’yō Main Line from Okayama all the way down to Shin-Yamaguchi, passing through Kurashiki, Fukuyama, Onomichi, Mihara, Hiroshima, Iwakuni, and Tokuyama. There used to be one direct service between Okayama and Shimonoseki (!), a distance of 384.7 km, but that was eventually eliminated in 2012, and this is now the longest-distance service, operated with a 4-car formation.

Code:
STATION           TIME PLATFORM
================ ===== ========
371M
Okayama          16:17   (2)
Kita-Nagase      16:21
Niwase           16:24
                 16:25
Nakashō          16:29
Kurashiki        16:34
Nishi-Achi       16:38
Shin-Kurashiki   16:43
Konkō            16:48
                 16:49
Kamogata         16:52
Satoshō          16:56
Kasaoka          17:01
Daimon           17:07
Higashi-Fukuyama 17:10
                 17:11
Fukuyama         17:15
Bingo Akasaka    17:20
Matsunaga        17:25
Higashi-Onomichi 17:28
Onomichi         17:34
                 17:35
Itozaki          17:42
                 17:44
Mihara           17:48
                 17:53
Hongō            18:01
Kōchi            18:12
Nyūno            18:17
Shiraichi        18:22
Nishi-Takaya     18:26
                 18:27
Saijō            18:31
Hachihonmatsu    18:37
Seno             18:47
Nakano Higashi   18:51
Aki Nakano       18:54
Kaitaichi        18:58
Mukainada        19:01
Tenjingawa       19:03
                 19:04
Hiroshima        19:08   (1)

3481M
Hiroshima        19:13   (1)
Yokogawa         19:17
Nishi-Hiroshima  19:20
                 19:21
Shin-Inokuchi    19:24
                 19:25
Itsukaichi       19:28
Hatsukaichi      19:31
                 19:32
Miyauchi‒Kushido 19:34
Ajina            19:37
                 19:38
Miyajima-guchi   19:40
Maezora          19:43
Ōnoura           19:46
                 19:47
Kuba             19:51
                 19:52
Ōtake            19:56
Waki             19:59
Iwakuni          20:03
                 20:05
Minami-Iwakuni   20:09
                 20:10
Fujū             20:12
                 20:13
Tsuzu            20:17
                 20:18
Yū               20:21
Kōjiro           20:26
Ōbatake          20:30
                 20:31
Yanai Minato     20:35
Yanai            20:38
Tabuse           20:43
                 20:44
Iwata            20:49
Shimata          20:54
Hikari           20:58
                 20:59
Kudamatsu        21:04
Kushigahama      21:08
                 21:09
Tokuyama         21:13
                 21:19
Shin-Nan'yō      21:24
Fukugawa         21:27
                 21:28
Heta             21:31
                 21:32
Tonomi           21:39
Hōfu             21:45
                 21:46
Daidō            21:52
Yotsutsuji       21:56
                 21:57
Shin-Yamaguchi   22:02
Hokuriku Main Line / Tōkaidō Main Line / Akō Line
3323M
Travel time: 4:06
Distance: 275.5 km
Total fare: ¥4,310

This is the longest special rapid (shin-kaisoku 新快速) service in JR West’s urban network in Keihanshin (Greater Ōsaka, Kōbe, and Kyōto), traveling from Tsuruga at the southern reach of the Hokuriku region all the way south to Banshū Akō, passing through Maibara, Kyōto, Ōsaka, Kōbe, and Himeji. This is one of the two weekend / holiday runs doing the full length between Tsuruga and Banshū Akō (the other is 3203M, departing Tsuruga at 5:35 and arriving at Banshū Akō at 9:41). There is also the weekday version (3523M) that shaves one minute off the travel time, plus a slew of other runs that are slightly shorter (starting / terminating at Maibara, Yasu, Himeji, Aboshi, etc.).

Code:
STATION           TIME PLATFORM
================ ===== ========
Tsuruga		 17:49	
Shin-Hikida	 17:58	
		 17:59	
Ōmi Shiotsu	 18:05	
Yogo		 18:09	
		 18:10	
Kinomoto	 18:13	
		 18:14	
Takatsuki	 18:17	
		 18:18	
Kawake		 18:21	
Torahime	 18:24	
Nagahama	 18:28	
		 18:29	
Tamura		 18:32	
Sakata		 18:35	
Maibara		 18:42	
		 18:48	
Hikone		 18:52	
		 18:53	
Minami-Hikone     ---
Kawase		  ---
Inae		  ---
Notogawa	 19:00	
		 19:01	
Azuchi
Ōmi Hachiman	 19:06	
		 19:07	
Shinohara
Yasu		 19:12	
		 19:13	
Moriyama	 19:16	
Rittō		  ---
Kusatsu		 19:20	
		 19:21	
Minami-Kusatsu	 19:23	
		 19:24	
Seta		  ---
Ishiyama	 19:28	
Zeze		  ---
Ōtsu		 19:32	
Yamashina	 19:37	
Kyōto		 19:42	  (5)
		 19:44	
Nishi-Ōji	  ---
Katsuragawa	  ---
Mukōmachi	  ---
Nagaoka-kyō	  ---
Yamazaki	  ---
Shimamoto	  ---
Takatsuki	 19:56	
		 19:57	
Settsu Tonda	  ---
Ibaraki	  	  ---
Senri-oka	  ---
Kishibe		  ---
Suita		  ---
Higashi-Yodogawa  ---
Shin-Ōsaka 	 20:08	 (16)
		 20:09	
Ōsaka		 20:13	  (5)
		 20:15	
Tsukamoto	  ---
Amagasaki	 20:20	  (1)
		 20:21	
Tachibana	  ---
Kōshien-guchi     ---
Nishinomiya	  ---
Sakura Shukugawa  ---
Ashiya		 20:28	
		 20:29	
Kōnan Yamate
Settsu Motoyama   ---
Sumiyoshi	  ---
Rokkō-michi	  ---
Nada		  ---
Sannomiya	 20:37	
		 20:38	
Motomachi	  ---
Kōbe		 20:40	
		 20:41	
Hyōgo		  ---
Shin-Nagata	  ---
Takatori	  ---
Suma Kaihin Kōen  ---
Suma		  ---
Shioya		  ---
Tarumi		  ---
Maiko		  ---
Asagiri		  ---
Akashi		 20:53	
		 20:54	
Nishi-Akashi	 20:57	
		 20:58	
Ōkubo		  ---
Uozumi		  ---
Tsuchiyama	  ---
Higashi-Kakogawa  ---
Kakogawa	 21:07	
		 21:08	
Hōden		  ---
Sone		  ---
Himeji Bessho	  ---
Gochaku		  ---
Himeji		 21:18	  (8)
		 21:19	
Agaho		 21:23	
Harima Katsuhara 21:26	
Aboshi           21:29	
                 21:32	
Tatsuno		 21:37	
Aioi             21:42	
                 21:43	
Nishi-Aioi	 21:47	
Sakoshi          21:51	
Banshū Akō       21:55
San’in Main Line / Hakubi Line / Akō Line
282M / 824M / 1922M (run number changes at Yonago and Okayama)
Travel time: 6:57
Distance: 274.9 km
Total fare: ¥4,620

This is the second longest local service in Japan by travel time, traveling on the San’in Main Line along the Sea of Japan coast from Izumo-shi to Yonago and then heading cross-country through the mountains of western Japan via the Hakubi Line to get to Okayama and Banshū Akō.

Code:
STATION           TIME PLATFORM
================ ===== ========
Izumo-shi	  9:08	
Naoe		  9:12	
		  9:13	
Shōbara		  9:18	
		  9:19	
Shinji		  9:23	
		  9:25	
Kimachi		  9:29	
		  9:30	
Tamatsukuri Onsen 9:36	
		  9:37	
Nogi		  9:42	
		  9:45	
Matsue		  9:49	
		 10:05	
Higashi-Matsue	 10:12	
		 10:13	
Iya		 10:16	
Arashima	 10:22	
		 10:26	
Yasugi		 10:30	
		 10:31	
Yonago		 10:40	
		
824M		
Yonago		 11:02	
Higashiyama Kōen 11:05	
		 11:06	
Hōki Daisen	 11:10	
	 	 11:11	
Kishimoto	 11:17	
	 	 11:19	
Hōki Mizoguchi	 11:23	
		 11:24	
Ebi		 11:31	
		 11:32	
Muko		 11:35	
		 11:36	
Neu		 11:41	
		 11:54	
Kurosaka	 12:02	
Kamisuge	 12:08	
		 12:11	
Shōyama		 12:15	
		 12:16	
Kami-Iwami	 12:26	
		 12:30	
Niizato		 12:35	
Ashidachi	 12:42	
Bitchū Kōjiro	 12:49	
		 12:50	
Nunohara	  ---	
Niimi		 12:58	
		 13:14	
Ishiga		 13:18	
		 13:19	
Ikura		 13:23	
		 13:24	
Hōkoku		 13:31	
		 13:32	
Bitchū Kawamo	 13:37	
		 13:41	
Kinoyama	 13:46	
Bitchū Takahashi 13:51	
		 13:52	
Bitchū Hirose	 13:56	
Minagi		 14:03	
Hiwa		 14:07	
Gōkei		 14:11	
Sōja		 14:17	
		 14:25	
Kiyone		 14:28	
		 14:29	
Kurashike	 14:35	
		 14:37	
Nakashō		 14:41	
		 14:42	
Niwase		 14:45	
		 14:46	
Kita-Nagase	 14:49	
		 14:50	
Okayama		 14:54	  (3)
		
1922M		
Okayama		 14:56	  (3)
Nishi-gawara	 14:59	
Takashima	 15:01	
		 15:02	
Higashi-Okayama	 15:05	
		 15:06	
Ōdara		 15:09	
		 15:10	
Saidaiji	 15:13	
		 15:14	
Ōdomi		 15:17	
Oku		 15:20	
Osafune		 15:24	
		 15:25	
Kagato		 15:28	
		 15:29	
Inbe		 15:33	
		 15:34	
Nishi-Katakami	 15:37	
Bizen Katakami	 15:39	
		 15:40	
Iri		 15:43	
		 15:44	
Hinase		 15:50	
Sōgo		 15:53	
		 15:54	
Bizen Fukukawa	 15:57	
Tenwa		 16:00	
Banshū Akō	 16:05
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JR Kyūshū
JR Kyūshū’s examples tend to be shorter-distance than the larger JRs, as they have a smaller service area and a fair amount of competition with limited express services, but the operations are still fascinating.

Kagoshima Main Line / Nagasaki Main Line / Sasebo Line 2945M
Travel time: 5:20
Distance: 186.3 km
Total fare: ¥3,570

This service used to operate out of Shimonoseki via the Kanmon Tunnel, but was recently modified to originate at Moji-kō instead, so it no longer crosses over from Honshū. Still an interesting service, though, as it goes all the way to Haiki, just a stone’s throw away from Sasebo in northern Nagasaki Prefecture. I believe this is JR Kyūshū’s longest local service by travel time, operated as a coupled 8-car 415 series formation all the way to Hizen Yamaguchi in Saga Prefecture, where one of the four-car sets is decoupled.

Code:
STATION           TIME PLATFORM
================ ===== ========
Moji-kō		 15:36	
Komorie		 15:41	
Moji		 15:43	
		 15:44	
Kokura		 15:50	 (5)
		 15:56	
Nishi-Kokura	 15:57	
		 15:58	
Kyūshū Kōdai-mae 16:01	
		 16:02	
Tobata		 16:04	
		 16:05	
Edamitsu	 16:07	
		 16:08	
Space World	 16:09	
		 16:12	
Yahata		 16:14	
		 16:15	
Kurosaki	 16:18	
Jinnoharu	 16:21	
Orio		 16:24	 (3)
		 16:25	
Mizumaki	 16:27	
Ongagawa	 16:30	
Ebitsu		 16:35	
		 16:36	
Kyōiku-dai-mae	 16:40	
		 16:41	
Akama		 16:44	
		 16:51	
Tōgō		 16:55	
		 16:56	
Higashi-Fukuma	 16:59	
		 17:00	
Fukuma		 17:03	
Chidori		 17:06	
Koga		 17:09	
Shishibu	 17:11	
		 17:12	
Shingū Chūō	 17:14	
Fukkō-dai-mae	 17:17	
		 17:20	
Kyūsan-dai-mae	 17:23	
Kashii		 17:26	
Chihaya		 17:28	
		 17:29	
Hakozaki	 17:33	
		 17:34	
Yoshizuka	 17:36	
Hakata		 17:39	(6)
		 17:46	
Takeshita	 17:50	
		 17:51	
Sasabaru	 17:54	
Minami-Fukuoka	 17:58	
		 18:02	
Kasuga		 18:04	
		 18:05	
Ōno-jō		 18:07	
Mizuki		 18:09	
		 18:10	
Tofurō-minami	 18:13	
Futsukaichi	 18:15	
		 18:20	
Tenpai-zan	 18:23	
		 18:24	
Haruda		 18:28	
		 18:33	
Keyakidai	 18:37	
Kiyama		 18:39	
		 18:40	
Yayoigaoka	 18:43	
		 18:44	
Tashiro		 18:47	
Tosu		 18:49	
		 19:05	
Shin-Tosu	 19:09	
Hizen Fumoto	 19:11	
		 19:12	
Nakabaru	 19:16	
Yoshinogari Kōen 19:20	
		 19:21	
Kanzaki		 19:23	
		 19:24	
Igaya		 19:28	
Saga		 19:33	
		 19:40	
Nabeshima	 19:44	
Balloon Saga      ---	
Kubota		 19:48	
		 19:48	
Ushizu		 19:51	
		 19:52	
Hizen Yamaguchi	 19:57	
		 20:04	
Ōmachi		 20:10	
Kitagata	 20:13	
Takahashi	 20:17	
		 20:18	
Takeo Onsen	 20:21	
Nagao		 20:26	
		 20:29	
Mimasaka	 20:33	
Kami-Arita	 20:38	
Arita		 20:42	
		 20:43	
Mikawachi	 20:50	
Haiki		 20:56
Nippō Main Line 6958M / 754M
Travel time: 4:29
Distance: 209.6 km
Total fare: ¥3,880

JR Kyūshū’s longest local service by distance is this run on the Nippō Main Line up the eastern coast of Kyūshū from Kagoshima Chūō all the way north to Nobeoka via Kirishima, Miyakonojō, Miyazaki, and Hyūga.

Code:
STATION           TIME
================ =====
Kagoshima Chūō	 18:46
Kagoshima	 18:49
		 18:50
Ryūgamizu         ---
Shigetomi	 19:03
Aira		 19:06
Chōsa		 19:09
Kinkō		 19:12
Kajiki		 19:15
		 19:19
Hayato		 19:25
		 19:26
Kokubu		 19:29
		 19:33
Kirishima Jingū	 19:45
		 19:46
Kita-Naganoda	 19:52
		 19:53
Ōsumi Ōkawara	 19:59
		 20:02
Kitamata	 20:07
Takarabe	 20:11
Isoichi		 20:15
		 20:16
Nishi-Miyakonojō 20:19
Miyakonojō	 20:22
		 20:23
Mimata		 20:28
		 20:29
Mochibaru	 20:32
		 20:33
Yamanokuchi	 20:36
		 20:37
Aoi-dake	 20:46
		 20:52
Tano		 21:04
Hyūga Kutsukake	 21:09
		 21:10
Kiyotake	 21:15
		 21:20
Kanō		 21:23
		 21:24
Minami-Miyazaki	 21:26
		 21:28
Miyazaki	 21:31
		 21:48
Miyazaki Jingū	 21:50
		 21:51
Hasugaike	 21:53
		 21:54
Hyūga Sumiyoshi	 21:57
		 21:58
Sadowara	 22:02
Hyūga Shintomi	 22:07
		 22:08
Takanabe	 22:13
		 22:14
Kawaminami	 22:20
Tsuno		 22:26
		 22:29
Higashi-Tsuno	 22:33
		 22:34
Mimitsu		 22:38
Minami-Hyūga	 22:44
		 22:47
Zaikōji		 22:51
Hyūga-shi	 22:54
Kadogawa	 23:00
		 23:01
Totoro		 23:05
Asahigaoka	 23:08
Minami-Nobeoka	 23:12
Nobeoka		 23:15
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Old July 21st, 2013, 06:07 AM   #5798
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JR Shikoku
125M / 4125M / 547M (run number changes at Kan’onji and Iyo Saijō)
Travel time: 4:59
Distance: 194.4 km
Total fare: ¥3,400

JR Shikoku’s longest local trains are on the Yosan Line linking Takamatsu and Matsuyama. This particular run is a Sunport Nanpū Relay rapid (快速サンポート南風リレー号) service from Takamatsu to Matsuyama, taking about five hours between the two largest cities on Shikoku’s northern coast. Ironically, the only other run going directly between Takamatsu and Matsuyama, 103M, actually takes less time even though it’s an all-stop service.

Code:
STATION         TIME  PLATFORM
============== ====== ========
Takamatsu	12:13	(9)
Kōzai		 ---	
Kinashi		 ---	
Hashioka	12:20	
		12:21	
Kokubu		 ---	
Sanuki Fuchū     ---	
Kamogawa         ---	
Yasoba		 ---	
Sakaide		12:29	
		12:30	
Utazu		12:34	
Marugame	12:37	
Sanuki Shioya	12:39	
		12:40	
Tadotsu		12:43	
		12:46	
Kaiganji	12:50	
	        12:53	
Tsushimanomiya   ---	
Takuma		12:58	
		12:59	
Mino		13:02	
Takase		13:06	
		13:13	
Hijidai		13:16	
Motoyama	13:19	
		13:22	
Kan'onji	13:26	
		13:40	
Toyohama	13:45	
Minoura		13:49	
Kawanoe		13:54	
		13:58	
Iyo Mishima	14:03	
		14:04	
Iyo Sangawa	14:08	
Akaboshi	14:12	
Iyo Doi		14:15	
		14:16	
Sekigawa	14:19	
		14:20	
Takihama	14:27	
Niihama		14:31	
		14:40	
Nakahagi	14:44	
		14:45	
Iyo Saijō	14:50	
		15:27	
Ishizuchi-yama	15:30	
		15:31	
Iyo Himi	15:33	
		15:34	
Iyo Komatsu	15:36	
Tamanoe		15:39	
		15:40	
Nyūgawa		15:43	
Iyo Miyoshi	15:47	
Iyo Sakurai	15:54	
		15:55	
Iyo Tomita	15:59	
		16:00	
Imabari		16:04	
		16:07	
Hashihama	16:11	
		16:14	
Namikata	16:17	
Ōnishi		16:21	
		16:22	
Iyo Kameoka	16:27	
Kikuma		16:31	
		16:32	
Asanami		16:36	
		16:37	
Ōura		16:41	
		16:43	
Iyo Hōjō	16:47	
		16:48	
Yanagihara	16:51	
Awai		16:53	
Kōyōdai		16:56	
Horie		16:59	
		17:00	
Iyo Wake	17:02	
		17:03	
Mitsuhama	17:07	
		17:08	
Matsuyama	17:12	(2)
Other railways
Aizu Railway / Yagan Railway / Tōbu Kinugawa Line / Tōbu Nikkō Line / Tōbu Sky Tree Line / 156 M / 156 / 56
Travel time: 4:05
Distance: 190.7 km
Total fare: ¥3,140

Probably deserving of a mention is the longest non-JR local service, comprising four roundtrips between Asakusa in Tōkyō and Aizu Tajima way up in Fukushima Prefecture. Although not expecially long by distance, the longest travel times break four hours.

Code:
STATION                             TIME
================================== =====
Aizu Tajima			   16:00
Naka-Arai			   16:04
Aizu Arakai			   16:08
				   16:11
Aizu-san Dōjō			   16:13
Nanatsugatake Tozan-guchi	   16:17
Aizu Kōgen Ozeguchi		   16:22
				   16:23
Ōjika Kōgen			   16:29
Kami-Miyori - Shiobara Onsen-guchi 16:33
				   16:34
Naka-Miyori Onsen		   16:38
				   16:41
Yunishigawa Onsen		   16:48
Kawaji Yumoto			   16:52
				   16:53
Kawaji Onsen			   16:54
				   16:55
Ryūō-kyō			   16:58
Shin-Fujiwara			   17:02
				   17:05
Kinugawa Kōen			   17:09
Kinugawa Onsen			   17:13
				   17:27
Kosagoe				   17:30
Shin-Takatoku			   17:34
				   17:40
Ōkuwa				   17:45
				   17:47
Daiyamukō			   17:52
Shimo-Imaichi			   17:56
				   17:59
Myōjin				   18:05
Shimo-Goshiro			   18:08
				   18:09
Itaga				   18:13
Kita-Kanuma			   18:18
Shin-Kanuma			   18:22
Momiyama			   18:25
Niregi				   18:28
				   18:29
Tōbu Kanasaki			   18:33
Ienaka				   18:37
Kassenba			   18:40
Shin-Tochigi			   18:43
				   18:44
Tochigi				   18:47
				   18:49
Shin-Ōhirashita			   18:53
Shizuwa				    ---
Fujioka				    ---
Itakura Tōyō-dai-mae		   19:04
				   19:05
Yagyū				    ---
Shin-Koga			    ---
Kurihashi			    ---
Minami-Kurihashi		    ---
Satte				    ---
Sugito Takanodai		    ---
Tōbu Dōbutsu Kōen		   19:24
				   19:25
Himemiya			    ---
Kita-Kasukabe			    ---
Kasukabe			   19:30
				   19:31
Ichinowari			    ---
Takesato			    ---
Sengendai			    ---
Ōbukuro				    ---
Kita-Koshigaya			    ---
Koshigaya			    ---
Shin-Koshigaya			    ---
Gamō				    ---
Shinden				    ---
Matsubara Danchi		    ---
Sōka				    ---
Yatsuka				    ---
Takenotsuka			    ---
Nishi-Arai			    ---
Umejima				    ---
Gotanno				    ---
Kosuge				    ---
Kita-Senju			   19:53
				   19:54
Ushida				    ---
Horikiri			    ---
Kanegafuchi			    ---
Higashi-Mukōjima		    ---
Hikifune			    ---
Tōkyō Sky Tree			   20:01
				   20:02
Asakusa				   20:05
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Those are some impressive lists there, Quashlo. Very interesting indeed.
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Tōkyō Metro has released the next CM in this year’s “Color your days” series with actress Horikita Maki (堀北真希). Seems like this series is focused more on targeting women, similar to last year’s series with fashion model and actress An (杏).

60 s CM spot. All three versions (15 s, 30 s, and 60 s) can be seen on the Tōkyō Metro site.


maki horikita....

http://www.style06.com/horikita-maki-3
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