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Old May 5th, 2014, 12:06 AM   #6961
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Those are priority seats or 優先席 for elderly, pregnant, disabled, and those traveling with small kids. They have different colors on most newer trains and buses here

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Old May 5th, 2014, 12:14 AM   #6962
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Good idea! Here there is just a small sign above the seats but the different colour is more visible.
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Old May 5th, 2014, 05:05 AM   #6963
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Also, does anyone have trains per hour for the major JR lines in Tokyo?
Peak or off-peak?
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Old May 5th, 2014, 05:21 AM   #6964
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Peak or off-peak?
Both, if possible.
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Old May 5th, 2014, 07:26 AM   #6965
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Both, if possible.
*Peak time is 8am, off-peak is 12 noon. Up direction services. I have selected inner suburban or stations on the edge of the central urban core for my figures.

Tokaido Line (Kawasaki Sta.)
18tph peak/4tph off-peak

Keihin Tohoku Line (Kawasaki Sta.)
18 tph/10tph

Joban Line (Kita-Senju Sta.)
local service
8 tph/3tph
rapid service
8tph/3tph

Yokusoka/Sobu Line (Musashi Kosugi Sta.)
8tph/6tph

Keio Main Line (Meidaimae Sta.)
28tph/21tph

Chuo Line Rapid (Nakano Sta.)
27tph/14tph
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Old May 11th, 2014, 12:41 PM   #6966
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Question:
What times are usually rush-hour (peak periods) for trains in Japan?

It's something to take note of to avoid congestion and hordes of people....
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Old May 11th, 2014, 01:19 PM   #6967
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From what I saw (and someone can correct me on this) the trains tend to be very busy from 6am until about 9:30. Evening was actually not as bad as morning as people seem to stagger going home far more. At least this was my feeling in Tokyo. Osaka was actually not as bad when it came to congestion on the trains even on the Midosuji line.
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Old May 11th, 2014, 03:29 PM   #6968
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Yes, that's right. People usually have to be at work before 9:30. The return trips are more spread out, with the the first rush from 5pm or so for non-career track workers. On certain lines, it can get quite packed after 11pm, especially Friday nights.
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Old May 11th, 2014, 03:55 PM   #6969
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Hankyu 9300 series

This train replace the 6300 series on Hankyu Kyoto Line. With the timetable's revision, the number of express services per hour rise up to one every 10 minutes.




New LED screens outside and LCD monitors inside provides complete information to the passengers.






But Hankyu follows the tradition of green-olive moquette and wood.



Auxiliary seats beside the door.




On PMR place more auxiliary seats are installed.





Low consumption lights.




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Old May 11th, 2014, 08:54 PM   #6970
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From what I saw (and someone can correct me on this) the trains tend to be very busy from 6am until about 9:30. Evening was actually not as bad as morning as people seem to stagger going home far more. At least this was my feeling in Tokyo. Osaka was actually not as bad when it came to congestion on the trains even on the Midosuji line.
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Yes, that's right. People usually have to be at work before 9:30. The return trips are more spread out, with the the first rush from 5pm or so for non-career track workers. On certain lines, it can get quite packed after 11pm, especially Friday nights.
Hmm.......

So:
6 am - 10 am ; 5 pm - 8 pm ; 11 pm - Midnight = BAD

11 am - 4 pm ; 8 pm - 10 pm = GOOD

Alright, noted
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Old May 12th, 2014, 02:22 AM   #6971
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In reality, I've travelled in peak hour every time I've been in Tokyo and it's not SO terrible. Peak hour is made manageable despite the crush loads by the manners of those taking the trains. Because it is organised, polite and ordered on the whole, the "bad" times to travel, though a bit uncomfortable, are not as stressful as they can be in other places (at least in my experience anyway).
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Old May 12th, 2014, 11:52 AM   #6972
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It's less the stressful experience, but more the dehumanizing aspect of it - not much is better at making you feel insignificant and pointless than being crammed together with a bunch of fellow suits off to run on their hamster wheels for the day...
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It's less the stressful experience, but more the dehumanizing aspect of it - not much is better at making you feel insignificant and pointless than being crammed together with a bunch of fellow suits off to run on their hamster wheels for the day...
Isn't it the same when you're stuck in rush hour traffic in your car looking across at all of those other stressed commuters beeping their horns and looking frustrated? No matter ones mode, rush hour is depressing. I used to get depressed being stuck in traffic on Auckland's Southern Motorway because we were all fighting against each other for every inch of road space. All cutting lanes to try to take the faster moving lane, all getting impatient and using the hard shoulder or entry ramps to dodge ahead of fellow commuters etc etc...
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Old May 16th, 2014, 12:29 PM   #6975
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He might be travelling or busy?
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Old May 17th, 2014, 12:54 AM   #6976
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Another question:
I read that there are 882 railway stations in Tokyo (dunno if this is true or not).

My question is:
What's the total system length?

*I just wanna see how Tokyo fares in comparison to say Seoul (in South Korea)
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Old May 17th, 2014, 01:19 AM   #6977
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Another question:
I read that there are 882 railway stations in Tokyo (dunno if this is true or not).

My question is:
What's the total system length?
From post #3842:

Greater Tōkyō / National Capital Region clearly dominates:

Public subways: 139 stations, 162.4 km
Major private railways: 842 stations, 1,425.9 km
Semi-major private railways: 24 stations, 26.5 km
JR East metropolitan network: 623 stations, 2,279.2 km
Other major railways: 251 stations, 318.8 km
Other minor railways: 262 stations, 501.9 km

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=3842

That's a total of 2,141 stations and 4714.7 km.
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Old May 17th, 2014, 11:03 AM   #6978
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Blackraven check the first post in this thread http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1719212
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Old May 18th, 2014, 08:07 PM   #6979
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Blackraven check the first post in this thread http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1719212
That's some neat info.

Thanks a lot for that.

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With that said though, as much as I understand that there are individual threads regarding Japanese rail transit separated by region/area/locale, I still hope that we can continue to keep this thread alive and active as much as possible
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