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Old April 9th, 2014, 04:50 PM   #6941
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In downtown Tokyo lines run on loosely parallel courses from North to South. I wanted to highlight that feature but needed to move them further one from another to separate them and make the map legible. This implied that Marounouchi and Ginza lines had to bend to reach all the transfer stations with the other lines.

I think the main difference between Osaka and Tokyo network layout is the Imperial Palace in Tokyo creating a void in the center forcing the lines to turn around it.


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Old April 13th, 2014, 08:06 AM   #6942
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66 series on Sakaisuji line (Osaka Subway) are under renovation. Here the first renoved trains with a new bumper, LED displays, and new livery indicating the number of car (like in 30000 series for the Tanimachi line). Moreover, new details inside trains like amrest in the sides of seats.



Contrast between reformed and non reformed units.









Comparing with 30000 series (2009).








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Old April 13th, 2014, 08:14 AM   #6943
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Yokohama Municipal Subway Green Line gets new trains of 10000 series. New trains has some differences comparing the older trains.

New trains incorpore LED lights and LED full color displays, also, new LCD screens inside cars.

On March 23, Yokohama Municipal Subway performs the first rides for the press.














New trains incorporates visual elements in yellow in order to improve the safety.















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Old April 13th, 2014, 03:27 PM   #6944
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I think while the Tokyo subway/commuter rail system can be very intimidating to many people, here's a few things that could make navigation easier:

1. Use the JR East Yamanote Line stations as the basis to start your navigation.

2. Know the routes of the Tokyo Metro Ginza and Marunouchi Lines--these two lines cover many of the most important areas of the city.

3. Remember the most important transfer/terminal stations for the private railways in Tokyo:

Keikyu: Shinagawa
Tokyu: Shibuya
Odakyu: Shinjuku
Keio: Shinjuku (primarily) and Shibuya
Seibu: Ikebuburo and Shinjuku
Tobu: Ikebuburo and Asakusa
Keisei: Nippori

My brother uses this reference and as such can travel to almost anywhere in Tokyo without getting lost.
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Old April 17th, 2014, 08:36 PM   #6945
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I think while the Tokyo subway/commuter rail system can be very intimidating to many people, here's a few things that could make navigation easier:

1. Use the JR East Yamanote Line stations as the basis to start your navigation.

2. Know the routes of the Tokyo Metro Ginza and Marunouchi Lines--these two lines cover many of the most important areas of the city.

3. Remember the most important transfer/terminal stations for the private railways in Tokyo:

Keikyu: Shinagawa
Tokyu: Shibuya
Odakyu: Shinjuku
Keio: Shinjuku (primarily) and Shibuya
Seibu: Ikebuburo and Shinjuku
Tobu: Ikebuburo and Asakusa
Keisei: Nippori

My brother uses this reference and as such can travel to almost anywhere in Tokyo without getting lost.
Seems fair enough

Also, for general info, wiki seems good enough

Or you can ask your hotel concierge for directions
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Old April 20th, 2014, 01:47 PM   #6946
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I think while the Tokyo subway/commuter rail system can be very intimidating to many people, here's a few things that could make navigation easier:

1. Use the JR East Yamanote Line stations as the basis to start your navigation.

2. Know the routes of the Tokyo Metro Ginza and Marunouchi Lines--these two lines cover many of the most important areas of the city.

3. Remember the most important transfer/terminal stations for the private railways in Tokyo:

Keikyu: Shinagawa
Tokyu: Shibuya
Odakyu: Shinjuku
Keio: Shinjuku (primarily) and Shibuya
Seibu: Ikebuburo and Shinjuku
Tobu: Ikebuburo and Asakusa
Keisei: Nippori

My brother uses this reference and as such can travel to almost anywhere in Tokyo without getting lost.
To be honest, Tokyo's rail network is very easy to navigate as long as you have a map. Pretty much all signage is in English as well. If you look lost, friendly locals will often help you.
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Old April 20th, 2014, 04:44 PM   #6947
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To be honest, Tokyo's rail network is very easy to navigate as long as you have a map. Pretty much all signage is in English as well. If you look lost, friendly locals will often help you.
Many Tokyo residents carry a small card that is essentially a map of the Tokyo subway system and the most important JR East stations.

But frankly, always start the navigation using the Yamanote Line as reference. That way, you can at least get back to the major interchange stations (Tokyo, Akihabara, Nippori, Ueno, Ikebuburo, Shinjuku, Shibuya and Shinagawa).
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Old April 21st, 2014, 05:40 AM   #6948
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Many Tokyo residents carry a small card that is essentially a map of the Tokyo subway system and the most important JR East stations.
Erm, not a small card, a smartphone app. It's 2014.

In fact, Google Maps is at the stage now where you just point two locations on the map and it will calculate the entire journey including walking door-to-door.

There are quite a few cases where you arrive faster if you walk to a farther away station with better connections or express trains, like my way to work.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 03:32 PM   #6949
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Erm, not a small card, a smartphone app. It's 2014.

In fact, Google Maps is at the stage now where you just point two locations on the map and it will calculate the entire journey including walking door-to-door.

There are quite a few cases where you arrive faster if you walk to a farther away station with better connections or express trains, like my way to work.
However, until very recently those phone apps were not paragons of reliability on navigating Tokyo's highly complex transit system. As such, a lot of Tokyo residents carried those cards until the last few years.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 04:06 PM   #6950
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I find it it's quicker and easier for me to just look at a regular map and looking at the message signs for any kind of notice . That and knowing what car stop somewhere on a platform in relation to where the exit is at the next station...

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Old April 29th, 2014, 03:39 PM   #6951
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Kita-Ōsaka Kyūkō Electric Railway to introduce new 9000 series train
大阪府・北大阪急行電鉄に新型車両9000形「POLESTAR II」、2014年春に導入

http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2013/12/11/369/

On 2013.12.11, Kita-Ōsaka Kyūkō Electric Railway (“North Ōsaka Express Electric Railway” 北大阪急行電鉄) announced that it would introduce a new 9000 series commuter EMU, dubbed the Polestar II, in spring 2014. The railway operates one line between Senri Chūō (千里中央) and Esaka (江坂), where trains through-service with the Ōsaka Municipal Subway Midōsuji Line.
Entry in service of the new 9000 series Polestar II:






http://rail.hobidas.com/blog/natori/

Some videos from test rides in february:



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Old April 29th, 2014, 09:01 PM   #6952
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Retro wood interior! That's highly unusual these days. I'm not sure if it works or not. I do like the exterior, though. Boxy but in a good way.
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Old May 1st, 2014, 06:02 PM   #6953
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Retro wood interior! That's highly unusual these days.
It's the standard interior look of Hankyu Railways rolling stock, fwiw.
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Old May 1st, 2014, 06:06 PM   #6954
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Mitsubishi to install silicon carbide power modules on Odakyu trains

First installation on 1500v dc rolling stock.

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ODAKYU Electric Railway, Japan, will be the launch customer for Mitsubishi Electric's new traction inverter with all-silicon carbide (SiC) power modules using SiC transistors and SiC diodes.
Mitsubishi Electric says this is the world's first order for its 3.3kV 1500A traction inverter for operation on lines electrified at 1.5kV dc. The inverters will be installed in a four-car series 1000 EMU belonging to Odakyu Electric Railway and following tests should enter service in December.
http://www.railjournal.com/index.php...ml?channel=529

some background info:
http://www.semiconductor-today.com/n...I_271213.shtml
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Old May 1st, 2014, 06:46 PM   #6955
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It's the standard interior look of Hankyu Railways rolling stock, fwiw.
I forgot that the line is owned mostly by Hankyu Railways. The whole Hankyu-Hanshin-Toho group is very hard to get ones head around it's so bulky!
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 10:19 PM   #6956
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Keikyu has added a promotion color scheme for the next three years.

http://youtu.be/DaT5xDvDj04
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Old May 4th, 2014, 08:06 PM   #6957
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Personally, I'm more excited for the all new train line that they're building in Sendai (which afaik is the first all-new train line in Japan in years)

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Old May 4th, 2014, 08:08 PM   #6958
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Which line are you talking about?

I thought they were just extending a line.

Also, does anyone have trains per hour for the major JR lines in Tokyo?

(Tokaido, Tohoku, Joban, Sobu/Yokosuka, Keio, Chuo Rapid)
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Old May 4th, 2014, 09:16 PM   #6959
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Which line are you talking about?
Oh I apologize. Sorry if I wasn't clear

Anyways, I was referring to this one:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tōzai_Line_(Sendai)
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Old May 5th, 2014, 12:02 AM   #6960
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Entry in service of the new 9000 series Polestar II:


Makes me wonder why there's a single orange section of seats and the rest green? Is the orange section designated seating for the elderly or disabled? Or maybe marks the spot of emergency exit or equipment? Or perhaps they just used so much green fabric they eventually ran out...
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