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Old February 5th, 2015, 12:19 PM   #7201
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Not really on platform length (I've measured some stations and have the capacity for 220m train formation) but signalling and depots will be improved.
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Old February 5th, 2015, 06:25 PM   #7202
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12 cars means 240 meters (20 m long cars * 12 cars = 240 m), so I'm pretty sure that most stations will need to be lengthen to have these trains stopping at them.
Just imagine the amount of work that is needed, even on the new ones on the recently grade separated areas needs work.
The termini at Tokyo on the other hand is long enough

I wonder if all trains will get this treatment, or if they will aim them to certain levels of services, so that only the trains running on the skip-stop services will have green cars?
That would save a lot of work for them if that's the case.

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Old February 5th, 2015, 06:29 PM   #7203
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Old February 6th, 2015, 03:58 AM   #7204
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I wonder if all trains will get this treatment, or if they will aim them to certain levels of services, so that only the trains running on the skip-stop services will have green cars?
Only the rapid service trains, and run thoughs off the Ome Line that use the rapid line. Local stopping services will not get green cars.
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Old February 6th, 2015, 05:18 AM   #7205
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I'm also wonder if JR East is doing this because they are considering phasing out the Home Liner services on the Chūō Main Line between Takao and Tokyo Stations. That way, commuters who want better quality seating will still get it with these bi-level Green Car seating.
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Old February 6th, 2015, 11:03 AM   #7206
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That could be one of the reasons for it, as a way to homogenize the rolling stock that runs on the Chuo (rapid) Line, and start moving the existing Home Liner trains to other places where they are needed.

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Only the rapid service trains, and run thoughs off the Ome Line that use the rapid line. Local stopping services will not get green cars.
OK thanks, that makes sense, but since the standard Rapid one, nearly stops at every station then they would need to rebuild almost all of them (especially west of Nakano).
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Old February 6th, 2015, 03:30 PM   #7207
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That could be one of the reasons for it, as a way to homogenize the rolling stock that runs on the Chuo (rapid) Line, and start moving the existing Home Liner trains to other places where they are needed.
Many of the Home Liner trains now running on the Chūō Main Line east of Takao are older 185/189 trainsets, along with the newer E257 trainsets. With the 185/189 trainsets being rapidly retired and the E257's now likely to be limited to the Azusa long-distance service, that's why JR East will put in the bi-level Green Car accommodations on the E233's assigned to the Chūō Line (Rapid) service between Takao and Tokyo Stations.
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Old February 6th, 2015, 03:47 PM   #7208
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I was under the impression that the E257 were soon to be retired from Azusa service with new equipment being ordered for the Chuo Line.

The 185/189 issue, on the other hand, is definitely true. Those units are headed for retirement. I'm sad I won't have a chance to ride them.

Was there anything worth noting that they were known for?
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Old February 6th, 2015, 07:44 PM   #7209
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This new station will be located 0,8km from Tambaguchi Station and 1,7km from Kyoto Station. The station will be completed by spring 2019 at cost of 4,9 billion yen.
Just 800 meters from an existing station? Is that really necessary?
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Old February 7th, 2015, 12:40 AM   #7210
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Just 800 meters from an existing station? Is that really necessary?
Given what I know of the area, the museum is not readily accessible from Kyoto Station.
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Old February 7th, 2015, 03:11 AM   #7211
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If you want to attract families (with strollers, diaper bags, etc.) and casual visitors to an attraction, you need a station adjacent. Those kind of people don't want to walk 800m, especially in the rain. There is also an aquarium nearby, so a twofer package is possible.

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Old February 12th, 2015, 08:55 AM   #7212
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Old February 15th, 2015, 10:53 AM   #7213
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Delivering of new electric loco "Deki 120" for Meitetsu (Nagoya Railroad).

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121-122 is 4-axis electric locomotive manufactured by Toshiba in Fuchu plant.
Testing in different sections on Meitetsu Main Line:
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Old February 15th, 2015, 08:08 PM   #7214
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Introduction of Green Car Service on Chūō Line (Rapid)

JR East Press Release: http://www.jreast.co.jp/press/2014/20150203.pdf



February 4, 2015, JR East has announced the introduction of the Green Car service on Chūō Line (Rapid) from Tokyo to Ōtsuki, and Chūō/Ōme Line trains from Tachikawa to Ōme. The company pretends to start this service on FY 2020.



On E233 series trains, JR East will add 2 bi-level cars (cars 4-5) and change from current 10 cars-set to 12-cars set.



For that reason, 44 stations on Chūō Line and Chūō/Ōme Line will be improved in the next five years to allow 12-cars trains.
I didn't know the there wasn't Green Car service in Chuo Main Line...
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Old February 17th, 2015, 07:20 AM   #7215
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Speaking of urban transport, has anyone posted any recent trainset tests on the new Ueno-Tokyo Line that will open just under one month from now?
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Old February 17th, 2015, 01:10 PM   #7216
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Since August 2014.

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Spotted in Tokyo the first test in Ueno-Tokyo Line on August 1st. JR East uses for it trains of series E233 and 185.





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Joban-Narita Line train at Tokyo Station:




185 series and E233-3000. Okachimachi, Akihabara and Tokyo stations:
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Old February 17th, 2015, 01:26 PM   #7217
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The Yamanote Line.

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Old February 18th, 2015, 08:23 AM   #7218
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So glad the Joban line is finally extending to Tokyo. When I lived in Kashiwa I really hated having to change trains at Ueno.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 06:00 PM   #7219
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This just popped up on my subscription list



The new JR-East E235 for Yamanote line, this is the preproduction set that is scheduled to be delivered next month.
Looks great!
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Old February 19th, 2015, 06:59 PM   #7220
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