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Old July 27th, 2015, 06:00 PM   #7341
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This train-set looks good, except for the door-bottoms. They are placed way too high. How exactly are wheelchair-drivers supposed to get there?
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Old July 30th, 2015, 11:17 AM   #7342
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Shinagawa - Tamachi development project

In a recent interview with the president of JR East it was offered few more details of the development plan between Shinagawa and Tamachi station with a new station on the Yamanote Line.

JR East IR News President's interview



The president has said that the new station between Shinagawa and Tamachi will open provisionally by 2020, and the whole project completed by 2023~2024.

Removing the rail yard, 13ha of terrain will be urbanized in an investment plan of 500 billion yen (3.700 million euro). According the Nikkei Newspaper of July 17, 2014, eight skyscrapers (~160m height) would be constructed plus high-rise apartments, hotels, etc. I think momo has more detailed information.

The decision could be approved by the end of this year.



With close relationship with the JR East Shinagawa development project, Keikyu proposes an investment plan for Keikyu Shinagawa Station with the construction of a fourth track (current three tracks and two platforms)




Source: http://building-pc.cocolog-nifty.com...07/p-7d7c.html
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Old August 4th, 2015, 07:02 AM   #7343
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Here is a video of the Kitakyushu Monorail system. Most of the video is timelapse of the trains leaving the storage tracks at the depot in the morning and a POV timelapse ride of the entire track.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 07:04 AM   #7344
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I just posted the follow up video. This video follows the monorail trains along the entire route.
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Old August 7th, 2015, 05:53 PM   #7345
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Kobe's Settsu-Motoyama Station full redevelopment

The JR West Settsu-Motoyama Station in Higashinada-ku (Kobe City) has finished this year the full renovation of the station building with a new elevated public north-south passage, space for shops (eki-naka idea) and improvements in surrounding streets.

This station on the JR Kobe Line was used by 23.000 passengers in 2012. Consist in two platforms that serves the local trains (central tracks) and two side tracks for express trains without stop.

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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Settsu-Motoyama_Station


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Now the station and the public passage is full accessible by elevators and escalators. Outside, the cream color is de dominant. Inside, some elegant details like the red bricks and forging elements in order to look more "exclusively" (I think).













Public passage, commercial zone and wicket access.







The access to the platforms looks more "basic".















On the platforms, the company improved the canopy, changed the signals and the floor has been paved.












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http://koberun.blog56.fc2.com/blog-entry-824.html
http://saitoshika-west.com/blog-entry-2288.html
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Old August 9th, 2015, 03:51 AM   #7346
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One question, there's any planned (or in construction) extension of the Okinawa Monorail?
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Old August 9th, 2015, 05:28 AM   #7347
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This train-set looks good, except for the door-bottoms. They are placed way too high. How exactly are wheelchair-drivers supposed to get there?
Station staff always assist wheelchair users to get on a train- it's a safety/liability and operational(dwell time) issue.
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Old August 9th, 2015, 11:09 AM   #7348
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One question, there's any planned (or in construction) extension of the Okinawa Monorail?
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Old August 9th, 2015, 07:36 PM   #7349
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Old August 10th, 2015, 05:20 PM   #7350
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Yui Rail extension

Reported today at Response.jp the construction update of the Okinawa Monorail extension. A total of 4,1 kilometers from Shuri with fours new stations in Urasoe City: Ishimine, Kyōzuka, Urasoemaeda, and Tedakouranishi.




Ishimine Station (D)


Kyōzuka Station (F-G)


Urasoemaeda Station (L)


Tedakouranishi Station (N)


Source: http://www.pref.okinawa.jp/site/dobo...no/enchou.html


A - Shuri Station end and Shuri Station






C - Rails turns left to the north direction on Tera Intersection and approach to Ishimine Station (D)








D - Ishimine Station




E - Naha Shuriishimine-cho 3-chome and Ishimine intersection






F - Small hill between E and F points (Kyōzuka Station area)




G - Monorail pass above the Maeda tunnel (Kyōzuka Station area)






H - From the other side of Maeda tunnel






M - Underground section




N - Tedakouranishi Station area (final station)







Source: http://response.jp/article/2015/05/14/251133.html

The new segment of monorail is planned to be opened by end of fiscal year 2018 (March 2019).

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http://www.pref.okinawa.jp/site/doboku/toshimono/documents/201503joukyaku.pdf

Source: http://www.pref.okinawa.jp/site/dobo...oukyakusu.html
This is very exciting! From the pictures, many columns are already complete and just awaiting the track to be places on top. This project has been under construction for quite some time! I don't know why the opening of the 4.1km extension is not expected to open until March 2019. I would have expected it opening in 2017 at the latest. Why such a long construction/testing period, especially since this is just an extension and not an original construction.
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Old August 10th, 2015, 10:21 PM   #7351
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This is very exciting! From the pictures, many columns are already complete and just awaiting the track to be places on top. This project has been under construction for quite some time! I don't know why the opening of the 4.1km extension is not expected to open until March 2019. I would have expected it opening in 2017 at the latest. Why such a long construction/testing period, especially since this is just an extension and not an original construction.
I believe that they have to dig a tunnel. Also, there's the issue of having to work in a major metropolitan area-it makes things go slower.
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Old August 14th, 2015, 04:17 AM   #7352
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Old August 14th, 2015, 09:26 AM   #7353
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To JR Seno station




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Unfortunately, that line is a perfect example of the massive waste that the Japanese construction state often produces.

A huge engineering project using proprietary technology that shuttles cars of at most 20 people only once every ten minutes? Absolutely pointless and ugly to boot.
It's this same mindset that has over 50 percent of Japan's coastline ruined with hideous and utterly ineffectual (see: 3/11) sea defenses in places that don't even receive any kind of damaging swell (such as most of the islands in the Seto Inland Sea).

Sorry, rant over.
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Old August 14th, 2015, 07:42 PM   #7355
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Unfortunately, that line is a perfect example of the massive waste that the Japanese construction state often produces.

A huge engineering project using proprietary technology that shuttles cars of at most 20 people only once every ten minutes? Absolutely pointless and ugly to boot.
It's this same mindset that has over 50 percent of Japan's coastline ruined with hideous and utterly ineffectual (see: 3/11) sea defenses in places that don't even receive any kind of damaging swell (such as most of the islands in the Seto Inland Sea).

Sorry, rant over.
as for Nagoya bus
http://www.city.nagoya.jp/shiminkeiz...000066212.html

as for skyrail,it is a house developer's one
http://www.sekisuihouse.co.jp/bunjou...n/skyrail.html
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Old August 14th, 2015, 07:51 PM   #7356
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Unfortunately, that line is a perfect example of the massive waste that the Japanese construction state often produces.

A huge engineering project using proprietary technology that shuttles cars of at most 20 people only once every ten minutes? Absolutely pointless and ugly to boot.
It's this same mindset that has over 50 percent of Japan's coastline ruined with hideous and utterly ineffectual (see: 3/11) sea defenses in places that don't even receive any kind of damaging swell (such as most of the islands in the Seto Inland Sea).

Sorry, rant over.
as for Nagoya bus
http://www.city.nagoya.jp/shiminkeiz...000066212.html

as for skyrail,
http://www.sekisuihouse.co.jp/bunjou...n/skyrail.html

I think to make effective sea defenses is need more concrete ugly
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Old August 14th, 2015, 09:22 PM   #7357
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What does the Nagoya bus link say?
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Old August 15th, 2015, 05:16 AM   #7358
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as for Nagoya bus
http://www.city.nagoya.jp/shiminkeiz...000066212.html

as for skyrail,
http://www.sekisuihouse.co.jp/bunjou...n/skyrail.html

I think to make effective sea defenses is need more concrete ugly
Well they're both slightly different in their problems.
The Yutorito line has all the expenses for a metro with a heavy elevated roadway, yet it's only a guided bus, and guess what? It's completely full and often late. Who would have thought? That's just bad planning (and from a quick glance at the article, they're stuck with a poor system and can only make relatively ineffectual improvements to it).

Whereas the skyrail is really just a gimmick and a waste of money where they could have served the exact same service with a bus.

With the tetrapods - of course they are necessary in some places, but there are hundreds - even thousands of locations where they've been thrown about despite the fact that there is no requirement for them. Japanese-style pork barrel politics at its finest. (But this is an aside - Japan's wasteful spending on unnecessary public works is something that leaves me disproportionately angry.)
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Old August 15th, 2015, 09:35 AM   #7359
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Actually the Yutorito line was supposed to be a part of a bigger system that would have linked the Dekimachi-dori and Yaba-cho-dori/City Hall busways together with this up in Ozone. As usual, the problem was the NIMBYs in (at that time) rural Moriyama Ward and Kasugai area. They didn't want to have it be rail (which was the original idea) and the BRT AGT always the best alternative. They were also supposed to introduce bendy buses that could run semi autonomously on it as well, in one proposal.

As for the Skyrail, Sekisui House (a large house building and land development company here) built that because Hiroshima prefecture wouldn't front the cost of widening roads and sending buses up into the ridge where they built that large development, but would help build a public transportation alternative. As it is primarily for getting school kids and older residents in and out of the subdivision, it does its job more effectively than a bus route since it doesn't zig zag through the passes.
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