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Old October 15th, 2014, 06:15 PM   #7081
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Interesting that rather short overhead racks were added in the interior. They omit them entirely here in Sapporo. RHD console, so obviously they are going for driver-only operations.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 04:24 PM   #7082
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Wow, so neat and clean.

They're definitely taking it to the next level =)
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Old October 26th, 2014, 02:51 PM   #7083
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This is a project on the Tsukuba Express Line north of Moriya Station. The purpose is the improvement to allow more capacity to the station and construction of a second track to the nearby rolling stock depot.


TX-1000 on maintenance area at Moriya Station (Photo http://mirai-report.com/)

Tsukuba Express overview and current status

Tsukuba Express line (2005) is a new constructed railroad route connecting the Tsukuba Science City (Ibaraki Pref.) and Tokyo. A total of 58.3km runs in parallel to the JR Joban Line. This was under the "Act on Special Measures for integral promotion of residential land development and Railway Development in Metropolitan Areas" 「大都市地域における宅地開発及び鉄道整備の一体的推進に関する特別措置法」, or if I understand well, a kind of cooperation work on the development of the railroad and new urban areas at the same time.

Tsukuba Express uses ATO system, Automatic Train Operation. In addition, all the stations along the line uses platform doors. The line has a top speed of 130 km/h. Rapid service takes 45 minutes trom Tsukuba to Tokyo; from Tokyo, the trip requires 50 – 55 minutes.



TX-1000 and TX-2000 series (Photos: Wikipedia)

To prevent interference with the geomagnetic measurements of the Japan Meteorological Agency at its laboratory in Ishioka, the portion of the line from Moriya to Tsukuba operates on alternating current. For this reason, the trains include TX-1000 series DC-only trains, which can operate only between Akihabara and Moriya, and TX-2000 series dual-voltage AC/DC trains, which can operate over the entire line.

The first full year of operation (2006) this line moves the average number of 195,000 passengers per day. By 2013 the number of average passengers reach to 324,000 daily.


Ridership figures (Wikipedia)

Since the increase of users, the company added a new Commuter Express train on morning (inbound) and evening (outbound) rush hours and to relax the crowded stations as Minami-Nagareyama (JR Musashino Line transfer). The Tsukuba Express platforms was lengthened by 40m in either direction since autumn 2012 to allow the train stopping positions to be offset, thus reducing platform crowding during peak periods.


Nagareyama Station with extended platforms (Photos and more information: http://mirai-report.com/blog-entry-1182.html)


Nagareyama Station (photo: http://mirai-report.com/)

Moriya Station improvement work

Moriya Station is the first stop when trains enter in Ibaraki Prefecture. This station intersects with the Joso Kanto Line. In fiscal 2013 the Tsukuba Express station was used by an average of 24,326 passengers daily (boarding passengers only). Joso Kanto Line station was used in 2012 by 12,275 passengers daily.


Tsukuba Express Moriya Station main entrance (Wikipedia)


Tsukuba Express ticket barrier (Wikipedia)


Platform 2, arrivals only (Wikipedia)

The Tsukuba Express station is for tracks with island-type platforms. Track 1 is the general for train for up trains (Tsukuba-bound), track 2 is only for the trains who finish here and continues to the rolling stock depot. Track 3 for trains starting service here. Track 4 for down trains (Tokyo bound).

This is the current situation. Since February this year in Moriya Station, improvement work has been started.


Original map from mirai-report.com

Works consist in a double track for the rolling stock depot 1,5km north Moriya Station and two new switches to allow passing up trains on track 2, and down trains passing on track 3, in other words, allow overtaking.

This is the situation in July, in the double track works for the new access to the rolling stock depot. BTW you can see the extra space to enlarge the platforms for a future service with 8 car trains.


Looking for Tsukuba bound, in first place the space to extend platforms


White houses will be the place for new switch. Central right track will be the second track for the depot


New pillars


From the underpass


Works on the new viaduct-ramp to the rolling stock depot

More photos: mirai-report.com

Improvement work of the Tsukuba Express Moriya Station has been scheduled to be completed in 2017 fiscal year. As the third sector railway you would like continue to focus on the future of followed Tsukuba Express strong management that could be called unusual.

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Mirai Report: http://mirai-report.com/blog-entry-1320.html
Tsukuba Express: http://www.mir.co.jp/company/release/2014/post_27.html
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsukuba_Express


Tsukuba Express Rapid Service (Tsukuba → Akihabara) cab view

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Old October 27th, 2014, 11:09 AM   #7084
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Sendai Subway 2000 Series for Tozai Line.

Two random pictures of the new trains on track:




Source: https://www.facebook.com/touzaisen/photos_stream
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Old October 30th, 2014, 01:56 PM   #7085
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First E231-500 ex-Yamanote for Chuo-Sobu Line



Source: Rail Hobidas

Former Yamanote Line unit 520 has transfered to the Chuo-Sobu Line. This unit gets a new name, A520 and was moved this week to Mitaka Station, head of the Local services.













Chuo-Sobu Line E231-500 [A520] with Saikyo Line E233-7000.

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"New" train is shortened by one car, from 11 to 10 cars set as others train on Chuo-Sobu Line.

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Old October 30th, 2014, 02:30 PM   #7086
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It looks so strange to see those trains that I have been so used to being in the Yamanote green in the yellow of the Chuo-Sobu line. Still, they're really nice trains so I'm glad to see them being reused. It was a bit early for them to be scrapped after all!
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Old November 1st, 2014, 01:13 PM   #7087
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Sendai Subway 2000 Series for Tozai Line.

Two random pictures of the new trains on track:




Source: https://www.facebook.com/touzaisen/photos_stream
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The newest urban transit rail line in Japan is coming real soon. All new and 100% from the ground up

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Question though:
Do you think it's possible to build an all new subway train line in Tokyo? Or is the city to built-up and established to do so? (e.g. no more space to build?)

Or have all train lines been built at this point in-time? (e.g. What more can you build if everything has already been built and that everything is already there?)
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Old November 1st, 2014, 11:25 PM   #7088
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When will the new Sendai metro line be opened?
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Old November 1st, 2014, 11:45 PM   #7089
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I don't know how long those ex-Yamanote Line E231-500's will last in Chūō-Sōbu Line service, though. The E231-500's are very hard-worked and they may be approaching the end of their service lives, given the frequent stop and go operations on this line.

This is why I think the new E235's coming in 2015 on the Yamanote Line will eventually replace older trainsets on the Chūō-Sōbu and Musashino Line service by 2020, too.
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 03:35 PM   #7090
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Do you think it's possible to build an all new subway train line in Tokyo? Or is the city to built-up and established to do so? (e.g. no more space to build?)
Tokyo Metro has declared that they don't intend to build any more lines. But there is this:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2003

Koto Ward website for this proposed project:
https://www.city.koto.lg.jp/seikatsu...208/53247.html
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 01:51 PM   #7091
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Announcement of preliminary through services on Ueno-Tokyo Line



Last week JR East announced preliminary plans for through services on new Ueno-Tokyo Line. Official date to open is March 14th.





Changes:

Utsunomiya and Takasaki Line will implement mutual direct operation on the Tokaido Line.

Joban Line will implement a direct operation to Shinagawa Station (new southbound).

This trains will run non-stop between Ueno and Tokyo and continue on the Tokaido Line towards Shinagawa and Yokohama stations.

Initially, up to 15 services (5 for each line) will run during morning peak, increased to 20 per hour in 2016.

Joban Line limited express services (Hitachi limited-stop and new Tokiwa semi-fast) will also be extended south of Ueno via the Ueno-Tokyo Line, with most services terminating at Shinagawa Station. These new services will introduce an easy limited express tariff system, as well as existing ticketless service using smart/mobile phones.




Tokyo MX news report:




Source: http://www.jreast.co.jp/press/2014/20141022.pdf / http://response.jp/article/2014/10/30/236257.html / http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2014/10/31/039/
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Old November 4th, 2014, 06:13 AM   #7092
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Thanks for the information and pictures. But you should consider posting them in TOKYO METROPOLITAN AREA (KANTO) | Public Transport next time to avoid duplicate posts.
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Old November 7th, 2014, 04:59 PM   #7093
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New rolling stock on Sapporo Toho Line



Last October 31, Sapporo City Transport Bureau announces the new 9000 series for Toho Line (sky blue line) that will enter in operation by April 2015.

A total of 80 cars (20 four-cars sets) made on Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Kobe will be delivered until the end of FY 2016.

Those new trains incorporates ATO and will be equipped with VVVF inverters and interior LED lighting. Bogies and portions of the couplers from current Toho Line rolling stock will be reused on the new units in order to reduce costs.

Platform edge doors are to be installed at all Toho Line stations by fiscal 2016.





Source: http://response.jp/article/2014/11/04/236554.html
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Old November 7th, 2014, 05:11 PM   #7094
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Looks like pretty good stock if you ask me. Good to see Sapporo replacing the current stock too.
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Old November 7th, 2014, 05:16 PM   #7095
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My mistake: New trains will enter in service next April (2015)
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Old November 9th, 2014, 12:50 PM   #7096
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I really need to go to Sapporo and check out those rubber tyred trains.

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Old November 19th, 2014, 10:47 PM   #7097
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You guys should check this out and see what 1,200 Japanese Construction Workers can do in a span of LESS THAN FIVE HOURS

The amount of engineering, planning, coordination and more importantly TEAMWORK will surprise and amaze you. It's simply staggering and mind-blowing

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1,200 Japanese workers convert above-ground train to subway line in a matter of hours

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/11/1...tter-of-hours/
http://curazy.com/archives/49175



On March 15, 2013, the Shibuya Station Toyoko Line above-ground train quietly shut down for good, to be replaced with a new section of subway track connecting Shibuya Station and the nearby Daikanyama Station. Converting the line from above-ground to underground was a massive operation, requiring a grand total of 1,200 engineers and countless man-hours.

But, even if you’d been living in Tokyo at the time, you probably wouldn’t have noticed the construction, because it all occurred during the train line’s off-hours… over the course of one single night.


In just one night, Tokyu Railways put their proprietary, somewhat clunkily named STRUM (Shifting Track Right Under Method) tech to the test, mobilizing all 1,200 engineers at once to slowly lower the existing tracks along a pre-built incline to connect it with the subway tracks below.

Building the incline required holding the tracks up on temporary scaffolding as the company dug out the earth below, which kind of makes us doubly glad the method held up.

In all, with the Tokyu railway’s last train arriving at the Shibuya Station at 1:00 am, and the first train the following morning departing at around 5:00 am, the army of engineers had a vanishingly short four hours to put everything in place and send a few trains on a test run before morning commuters arrived.



It’s almost a miracle that everything went smoothly, as with so many boots on the ground and such a short time to accomplish the task, it must have been a logistical nightmare; each engineer required to know exactly which bolt they were in charge of turning.

Thanks to Tokyu’s incredible organization and the commendable teamwork of the engineers, the new section of track from Shibuya to Daikanyama was ready to roll overnight, giving us a renewed respect for Japanese engineering.


HOLY S**T. Amazing work right there.........ALL IN LESS THAN FIVE HOURS. WOW!!!
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Old November 20th, 2014, 12:27 AM   #7098
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Consider the information posted from page 249 on this same thread
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Old November 20th, 2014, 01:59 AM   #7099
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Yeah... one of coolest things I ever saw... and I got to ride the first scheduled inbound train thru the tunnel!

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Old November 20th, 2014, 02:07 AM   #7100
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Makes you want to show this to people when they say you need to shut down a line for weekends (or whole weeks!) when you add a track or raise platforms.
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