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Old May 15th, 2015, 06:58 PM   #7301
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Tokyu investment plan for 2015

Same day as Keikyu, Tokyu Corporation presented the investment plan for this year. The budget rise to 48,2 billion yen (353 million euro). Divided in two for safety improvements and service expansion and platform door installation.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyu_5000_series

With the platform doors, 45 six-door cars (5000 series) will be replaced for standard four-door cars. Tokyu has planned to install platform doors in all stations on Toyoko, Den-en-toshi and Ōimachi lines by 2020.



Some stations is planned to receive different types of improvements such as Azamino, Kikuna, Gotanda or Ichigao (photo).

Source: http://response.jp/article/2015/05/15/251275.html
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Old May 18th, 2015, 03:35 PM   #7302
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Hiroshima's trams









































More : http://www.globalphotos.org/hiroshima.htm
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Old May 18th, 2015, 03:45 PM   #7303
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Awesome selection, thank you. The trams in Hiroshima don't get very much exposure here, but the stock and system look nice (if a little slow).
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Old May 19th, 2015, 05:32 AM   #7304
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For those interested, here is a zenmen tenbou (cab view) video of a ride on Hiroden from Hiroshima Station to Hiroden Nishi-Hiroshima Station on a truly historic tram:



This is a 650 Series tram #651, one of two survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima that was subsequently rebuilt and returned to service as a symbol of the rebirth of the city after the bombing.
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Old May 19th, 2015, 05:09 PM   #7305
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Old May 20th, 2015, 06:18 PM   #7306
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Other than the Sendai crosstown subway and the extension of the Naha monorail, are there any new subway/monorail sections under construction in Japan?
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Old May 21st, 2015, 11:26 AM   #7307
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Sanyō Dentetsu to introduce new trains by end of FY2015


Sanyō Electric Railway has announced the purchase of new trains to revenue in service by the end of this year.

This is one of semi major private companies in Osaka Area (Kobe-Himeji) and operates two lines, the Sanyō Main Line (55 km) and the Aboshi branch (8,5 km).


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ay_Linemap.svg

This is the first new train announced since 1997. Designated the 6000 series, the formation will consist in 3-car set and the first batch consist in 6 car (2 units)



As other trains in Kansai area, the manufacturer is Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

Car body construction are made with aluminium alloy, every car has 18,9 meters long, equipped with VVVF inverters, LED lighting, LCD screens above the doors and others. Is expected to reduce 40% in power consumption.





The 6000 series will replace the ancient 3000 series from 1971.


Serie 3000 Wikipedia


Source: http://www.sanyo-railway.co.jp/media/1432015565.pdf / http://response.jp/article/2015/05/20/251570.html



Peak hour at Higashi-Suma Station with a variety of Sanyō Dentetsu and Hanshin trains:

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Old May 22nd, 2015, 01:04 PM   #7308
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What is the point of this grid between rails?

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Old May 22nd, 2015, 04:56 PM   #7309
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What is the point of this grid between rails?

I believe is for the event of detainment and easy for the maintaince crew to walk on the tracks.
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Old June 1st, 2015, 10:09 AM   #7310
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Senseki Line fully reopened

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After a more than four-year wait, the tsunami-hit JR Senseki Line in Miyagi Prefecture resumed full operation on May 30, and local residents were out in force to mark the occasion.

Shortly before 5 a.m., dozens of locals and train buffs eagerly waited on platform one at Aoba-dori Station in Sendai for the first train to Ishinomaki. Many snapped photos of the electronic time schedule announcing the 05:01 departure to the city before boarding.

About 34 kilometers, or two-thirds of the Senseki Line, which connects Sendai with the coastal city of Ishinomaki, was heavily damaged in the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami that hit in March 2011.

While train operations had resumed in phases, the 10.5-km stretch between Takagi-machi Station in Matsushima and Rikuzen-Ono Station in Higashi-Matsushima was the last to be repaired.

Of the stretch, the 3.5-km section between Nobiru Station and Tona Station was relocated 500 meters inland from the coast to higher ground on reclaimed land.

With the resumption of full service, the journey between Sendai and Ishinomaki--a distance of 49 km--can now take 52 minutes. Combined with the bus service, the trip took nearly two hours.

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But the most interesting is the new Senseki-Tohoku Through Line with the new link near Takagimachi Station.

Cab view onboard the new HB-E210 trains from Ishinomaki to Sendai.

~ 23:30 New track alignment and stations relocated
~ 36:03 Senseki - Tohoku Line link
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Old June 9th, 2015, 11:56 PM   #7311
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Personally, I like and love a lot of things in life.

Nevertheless, the moment I saw this, it definitely put a huge smile on my face.





















http://media.goboiano.com/news/2988-...nese-monorails

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Old June 10th, 2015, 09:39 AM   #7312
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I'm not following the 2S of Oregairu but the thematic train looks very nice!
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Old June 10th, 2015, 04:59 PM   #7313
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I'm guessing they don't realize SNAFU is a common abbreviation for "Situation Normal, All F**ked up"
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Old June 10th, 2015, 07:29 PM   #7314
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I'm guessing they don't realize SNAFU is a common abbreviation for "Situation Normal, All F**ked up"
No, they do. It's actually a very appropriate pun for that show.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 08:56 PM   #7315
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I'm not following the 2S of Oregairu but the thematic train looks very nice!
I only saw Season 1 on Animax Asia TV channel. I've seen it twice and I love that show. I look forward to Season 2 once it airs in South East Asia.

Anyways yeah anime train wraps are awesome. That being said I suspect that they'll probably remove it once Season 2 finishes airing in Japan (so probably before the end of this month)

Man I wish I was in Chiba right now....

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No, they do. It's actually a very appropriate pun for that show.
Yup that's true.

Oh and if I may add:
With regards to the SNAFU title, I believe that this was suggested by Sentai Filmworks (the program and licensing distributor for USA/Canada). Eventually, Tokyo Broadcasting System thought the title was cool and as such "My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU" is now adopted & used as the official English Language program title (especially for International Program Sales)

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
(やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。)
http://www.tbs.co.jp/eng/programsale...medysnafu.html
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Old June 11th, 2015, 02:36 AM   #7316
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A Japanese commuter rail line well-known for its anime-themed liveries is the Keihan Electric Railway's Ishiyama Sakamoto Line.

From Wikipedia, we see two of the best-known examples here:

K-On!



Uploaded by Vtwinpower to Wikimedia Commons

Chihayafuru



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Old June 11th, 2015, 11:02 AM   #7317
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Kobe Electric Railway to introduce new trains



Kobe Electric Railway has announced the acquisition of new train-sets, the new 6500 series. An EMU formed by three three-door cars. Company has said the trains will enter in service in spring 2016.

New units will remplace the ancient 1000 series (1965).



Technical details:

Capacity of 354 passengers (117 seated / 237 standing)

Three cars formation (Mc-T-Mc)

VVVF Inverter, full LED illumination and improvements to reduce the noise. Is expected to reduce 60% of power consumption respect the 1000 series.

Friendly environment for disabled.

Information provided by LED screens in four languages: Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean.

PDF: http://www.shintetsu.co.jp/release/2015/150609.pdf
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Old June 12th, 2015, 05:19 AM   #7318
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I'll share my video I shot recently of the Chiba Monorail.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 04:44 PM   #7319
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New trains for Tobu and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line

Tobu Railway and Tokyo Metro has announced today the basic specification for the new trainsets to be introduced from 2016 to 2019 into the Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Skytree Line) and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.


Tokyo Metro 13000 Series


Tobu Railway 70000 Series

The name for the Tokyo Metro trains will be 13000 Series, and 70000 Series for Tobu Railway.

The trains will run through the Hibiya Line from Naka-Meguro to Minami-Kurihashi on the Tobu Nikko Line.

The new train will change the length cars to 20m in a 7-car train composition. All cars with four doors.



These trains are called to replace the Tokyo Metro 03 Series and Tobu 20000 Series family (8 cars, 18 meters, mix of 3 and 5 doors) in order to install platform doors on the subway stations.

Source: http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2015/06/17/568/

More details: http://www.tobu.co.jp/file/pdf/28fe2...20150616193757
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Old June 18th, 2015, 04:04 PM   #7320
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Nankai 130th Anniversary commemoration



Nankai Electric Railway, one of the largest private rail operators in the area of Osaka celebrates 130 years. For this reason, since Saturday June 13, the 10000 and 7000 Series are running as a "Southern Express Green Nostalgia" service until March 2016 (the 7000 Series only until September because is planned to be scraped).



The Limited Express Southern connects the Namba Terminal in Osaka to Wakayamashi through the Nankai Line.













Photos: http://saitoshika-west.com/blog-entry-3173.html
Special web: http://www.nankai.co.jp/traffic/info...niversary.html
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