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Old December 10th, 2014, 06:32 AM   #7121
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Might they extend closer in to Tokyo at some point?

Being based on the E233 series, they can en-train with them to some extent, correct?

Would this enable them to run combined with trains coming down from, say, the Itsukaichi or Ome lines and run express into Shinjuku or Tokyo?
You don't want to introduce en-route making/breaking up of trains as it wreaks havoc on schedules whenever a timetable disruption occurs, especially on an heavily-used (world top 5?) commuter line like the Chuo Line in western Tokyo. Continue running it likes JR East does now, by making local passengers coming from Otsuki and other boondock origin points transfer to Chuo Line rapid services at Takao. If people want a one-seat ride to Shinjuku from the rurals, they should shell out the money for a limited express ticket.
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Old December 11th, 2014, 04:36 PM   #7122
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Watching this video, I notice interesting thing. Will Toyama light rail will introduce new rolling stock?



Notice that Toyama's two light rail line are right now are not connected. After completion of Hokuriku Shinkansen two lines Toyamakō (Portram) and Toyama City Tram proposed to be connected. Right now it looks like this:




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Old December 11th, 2014, 11:17 PM   #7123
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Well, actually Toyama uses new rolling stock:

TLR0600 type "Portram" on Portram line



And on Toyama Tram different series:

T100 (SANTRAM) 2010 -


9000 (CENTRAM) 2009 -


8000 (since 1993 - )


7000 (1960~ - )


Source: Wikipedia

I think is not necessary new rolling stock
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Old December 12th, 2014, 11:42 PM   #7124
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Ueda Electric Railway


Ueda is a city located in Nagano Prefecture, with 158,000 inhabitants.

In this region, there is a small commuter railway called Bessho Line, operated by a small company called Ueda Electric Railway. This company is owned by Tokyu Corporation.

Bessho Line has a length of only 11,6 Km with 15 stations. Trains departs from Ueda Station (conection with Nagano Shinkansen) and arrives in the village of Bessho-Onsen.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ueda_El...ay_Bessho_Line


https://www.flickr.com/photos/tekken90/6102463937/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/buchigire/15018425674/


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...iew_200712.jpg
Electric locomotive. It don't longer operates.
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Old December 12th, 2014, 11:48 PM   #7125
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You're missing an image below the electric locomotive.
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Old December 14th, 2014, 05:10 PM   #7126
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I believe a few scenes from the anime movie Summer Wars refer to the Ueda Electric Railway itself, since much of the movie was set in the Ueda area.
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Old December 14th, 2014, 08:32 PM   #7127
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Shizuoka Railway


Shizuoka Railway (静鉄, Shizutetsu) is a small company located in Shizuoka, that operates a one railway that crosses Shizuoka metropolitan area. This line was built in 1906 and electrified in 1919 as an Interurban tramway.

Shizuoka Railway Line has length of 11 Km and 15 stations, between Shizuoka and Shimizu. The railways runs parallel to JR Central Tokaido Main Line, with four transfers along the line. Indeed, Shizuoka Railway line is like a "feeder" for Tokaido Line.

Rolling stock is in a only one type, brought from Tokyu Corporation.

The headway is 5-6 minutes all day.


http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6351.html




http://zattana.sakura.ne.jp/train.ph..._railway_tokai


Shin-Shizuoka Station before renovations...


...and the same station after renovations.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin-Shizuoka_Station


A typical Shizutetsu station
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...e-20101223.jpg


Shizutetsu operates highway coach lines too, from Shizuoka to Tokyo, Osaka, Shinjuku and Narita Airport.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...ep-bus-478.jpg


Tokaido Main Line is on left side. Shizutetsu is on the right side
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%9D%...etsu-heiko.jpg


Future fleet of Shizutetsu: http://train.shizutetsu.co.jp/shingata-syaryou.html


The system carries 4,400 passengers per day
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%9D%...89%84%E9%81%93

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Old December 19th, 2014, 04:05 PM   #7128
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I took a trip around Japan and have several videos I'm posting on Youtube. This one is of the New Transit Yurikamome in Tokyo.

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Old December 24th, 2014, 10:40 AM   #7129
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Hmm......



Not only is this platform (featured above) very narrow.......but wow, it seems that anyone who wants to kill themselves can easily do so here.

Not only is the whole area flat........but there is even an opening (shown on the right) so anyone who is suicidal, delusional or psychotic can easily jump to his or her own death.

There are only 8 stations on this route so with being said, I sure hope that Shonan Monorail Co. Ltd is saving some money so they can widen the station areas on some stations and/or install doors and gates on the station platform area.

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Old December 25th, 2014, 06:44 AM   #7130
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...anyone who is suicidal, delusional or psychotic can easily jump to his or her own death.
I think such a person would choose something easier and surefire to off themselves, like jumping from a ten story building, than paying a fare to do it from the above station, which if attempted, may result in severe injury, if not death.
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Old December 25th, 2014, 12:28 PM   #7131
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Exactly, and seeing that people that are jumping to do a suicide (almost) always going feet first then from that height (about 5 meters) then you would most likely just get a few broken bones. If you get pushed of on the other hand, which will make you go head first, could kill you though.
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Old December 25th, 2014, 01:11 PM   #7132
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Platform doors test

JR West is testing a new type of platforms doors with ropes at Rokkomichi Station on JR Kobe Line.

This is a provisional installation until march 2015.



The objective is improve the system in order to allow different types of trains: 12, 10, 8 and 6 cars with 3 doors or 7 cars - 4 doors trains.
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Old December 25th, 2014, 09:57 PM   #7133
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I think such a person would choose something easier and surefire to off themselves, like jumping from a ten story building, than paying a fare to do it from the above station, which if attempted, may result in severe injury, if not death.
Noted but yeah as you said:

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If you get pushed of on the other hand, which will make you go head first, could kill you though.
Yup that is the concern.

It's easy to commit accidents with such a flat platform like that (and with an opening to boot).

As Murphy Law states: "whatever can go wrong will go wrong...."

With that being said:
Perhaps Shonan Monorail Co. Ltd. can try what Sr. Horn posted:

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If the rope is strong and durable enough (and more importantly idiot-proof), then this could be a relativley feasible and cost effective option that could be pursured......if in case station platform widening won't push through.
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Old December 26th, 2014, 06:22 AM   #7134
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I will in Japan on vacation in March 2015, and have a few questions:
1) How easy is it for non-Japanese visitors to get tickets for rides on the Chuo Shinkansen Test Track?
2) Are there any events for the opening of the Ueno-Tokyo Line?
Thanks in advance for any answers!
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Old December 27th, 2014, 02:20 PM   #7135
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This is a Christmas Story. December 25, Tokyo Station, a 15 car Sobu E217 train had to be rescued by another due to broken pantographs. Both trains coupled make a 600m, 30 car train.



Rescue operation in underground platforms of the Sobu-Yokosuka line at Tokyo station.



Video footage of the train at Shinagawa, race between Tsurumi and Shinkoyasu, and from Yokohama to Higashitotsuka. Finally Totsuka. The train was moved to Ofuna Depot.

Helicopter shots from Asahi Shimbun: http://www.asahi.com/articles/photo/...225004210.html


Random pics from tetsudo fans:




http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/tomoki_s0826




http://sk8888.exblog.jp/20426160
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Old December 28th, 2014, 02:13 PM   #7136
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Former Eidan (Tokyo Metro) 500 Series in Buenos Aires "Subte" Subway.

They operated in Marunouchi Line between 1959 and 1996. In Subte, some units operates with the original Eidan livery.





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Old December 28th, 2014, 05:08 PM   #7137
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Here are a couple videos from the Linimo Maglev in Nagoya, Japan. The technology is very mature and ready to implement in other cities around the world. It is amazing how quiet the trains are. You can barely hear trains running at 100km/h! The first video is an overview of the system and the second video showcases the many switches and operation of the system.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 07:45 PM   #7138
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Here is a recent video of the Shonan Monorail.

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Old January 11th, 2015, 11:40 AM   #7139
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Electrification of the Taketoyo Line

In 2010 JR Central announces the electrification of the Taketoyo Line (South of Aichi Prefecture), 19,3 km in total.



The "electric" service with 313 series will start on March 1 with the direct service to Nagoya.

http://railf.jp/news/2015/01/10/195500.html

Test run (Jan 10):



Cab view on spring 2014 with the catenary installed:

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Old January 13th, 2015, 03:03 AM   #7140
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JR Central will actually start electrified train service on the Taketoyo Line a little earlier than expected--the original plans was for around June 2015 start, but now it appears they're preparing for a March 2015 start (my guess is March 15, 2015, a couple of weeks before the start of the the 2015 fiscal year, since fiscal years usually start on April 1st in Japan).

It should be noted that railroad companies usually change their schedules a couple of weeks before the start of April and October, so the March 15, 2015 start for electrified service on the Taketoyo Line makes sense.
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