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Old October 28th, 2016, 05:54 PM   #7621
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Old November 2nd, 2016, 09:37 AM   #7622
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Tokyo Metro's new LCD display destination signage


As part of ongoing renovations to the Hibiya Line, all the LED dot-matrix signs are being replaced with these LCD panels that also flip between Japanese, English, Korean and Simplified Chinese.





I'm not sure if this will be coming to other lines in the system, but since the Ginza Line is also getting major facility renovations, it would likely show up there too.

In addition, the automated station announcements are also being done in English as well!
"The train bound for Kita Senju is arriving. Please stand behind the white line."

It's about time!
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Old November 4th, 2016, 08:44 PM   #7623
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It appears that a new map of the Utsunomiya tram (currently under construction) was posted to urbanrail.net some time within the past month or so.



http://www.urbanrail.net/as/jp/utsun...utsunomiya.htm
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Old November 5th, 2016, 07:20 AM   #7624
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They really need to extend that tram line westwards from JR East Utsunomiya Station to at least near the Tobu Utsunomiya Station. And with good reason: Tobu Utsunomiya Station is literally in the center of town, since that station a very short walk to Utsunomiya City Hall.
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Old November 5th, 2016, 12:32 PM   #7625
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It appears that a new map of the Utsunomiya tram (currently under construction) was posted to urbanrail.net some time within the past month or so.
I did draw this map and had posted earlier on Tokyo transport thread about this:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=847

And tram project is approved, not under construction. Groundbreaking is expected in April
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Old December 4th, 2016, 01:23 AM   #7626
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And now we're one step closer:

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Old December 4th, 2016, 09:19 AM   #7627
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Old December 4th, 2016, 04:59 PM   #7628
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Fact: The farthest down the Tokaido Line that commuter trains from Tokyo reach is Numazu.

If there were to be a through train from Kuroiso at the far end of the Utsunomiya Line to Numazu it would take 4 hours and 43 minutes and would travel 289.5 kilometers or 180.9 miles.
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Old December 4th, 2016, 06:47 PM   #7629
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I believe the longest JR East single-train commuter service is from Odawara all the way to Kuroiso. The trains that start at Numazu all terminate at Tokyo Station.
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Old December 4th, 2016, 08:30 PM   #7630
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11:56 Odawara > 16:18 Kuroiso
18:08 Odawara > 22:23 Kuroiso
19:22 Odawara > 23:39 Kuroiso

Apparently, no direct trains from Kuroiso to Odawara.
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Old December 4th, 2016, 08:37 PM   #7631
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...I was speaking hypothetically. I had no idea there actually WAS a train approaching anywhere near that distance.

That's a travel time of 4:22. I wonder how many people actually ride the whole way. I imagine that that probably sets some sort of world record for longest commuter train ride in the world that actually uses commuter stock.

Do the engineers go all the way through? What stops do they make?
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Old December 5th, 2016, 02:38 AM   #7632
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Engineers definitely don't go all the way. JR crews will switch out at either Tokyo or Shinjuku stations and likely also at Yokohama and Omiya as well.

Even the car attendant ladies in the Green Cars switch out I believe.
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Old December 5th, 2016, 03:09 AM   #7633
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Ah, I'm sure that helps. That is certainly a long way to be traveling.

If I were to ride that train, I'm pretty sure that I would want to make sure I was in a seat the whole time. Maybe riding in the Green Car.

I wonder how many people ride all (or most) of the way?
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Old December 5th, 2016, 03:57 AM   #7634
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Not sure but the green car is certainly full during Seishun 18 Kippu seasons when I've been on it. I'm pretty sure anyone in there is going to be riding for at least an hour.
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Old December 5th, 2016, 04:22 AM   #7635
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On the topic of rolling stock - why is it that JR East uses 4-door cars for suburban and regional trains (E217, E231-1000, E233-3000), whilst the other JR companies use 3-door cars?
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Old December 8th, 2016, 05:59 AM   #7637
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???

All I see is a link.

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Old December 8th, 2016, 07:13 AM   #7638
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Old December 8th, 2016, 10:48 AM   #7639
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On the topic of rolling stock - why is it that JR East uses 4-door cars for suburban and regional trains (E217, E231-1000, E233-3000), whilst the other JR companies use 3-door cars?
Probably due to loading conditions: more doors mean more people on/off the train and less dwell time in Tokyo.

Conversely less doors mean more seats for passengers.

Tokyo has always favored having more standees over seats; when I was first here, there used to be cars that had no seats at all on some trains.
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Old December 18th, 2016, 11:33 AM   #7640
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Kabe Line extension

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MLIT grants approvals to operate Kabe Line extension
http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2014/02/26/163/

On 2014.02.25, JR West announced that it had received approvals from the MLIT to operate the proposed electrification and extension of the Kabe Line 1.6 km from its current terminus at Kabe (可部) Station. The project involves electrifying a portion of the line that was discontinued when the unelectrified section of the line between Kabe and Sandan-kyō (三段峡) was abandoned in December 2003. With urbanization on the section from Kabe to the site of the former of the Kōdo (河戸) Station, JR West will electrify and re-extend service onto this section, constructing two new stations, tentatively called Shin-Kabe (新可部) and Shin-Kōdo (新河戸). Revenue service will commence in spring 2016 with 99 trains a day.

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This is for spring 2017 when the 1,6 kilometers extension of Kabe Line, north of Hiroshima City will be inaugurated.

The project to start soon consist in two new stations, the redevelopment of the current end of line (Kabe Station) and the electrification of 1,6 km.

This is the actuation plan. The Kabe Station (right), the new Station with single platform in the center, and the new termini Station on the left side. The triangles are the future level crossing.

Spring 2017 is coming and the extension is almost completed.


Starting with the new 227 JR West EMUs for Hiroshima Commuter System. Kabe Station (kilometer 14.0)




In the recovered section there will be four level crossings, the existing one (although without much use during years) and three new ones.


Kōdo-Homachigawa platform (kilometer 14.8)




Only the "station plaza" needs works.


At some point in the new route have constructed an elevate passage that. Elevators are coming.




Near Aki-Kameyama station, final stop. (kilometer 15.6).




Last station has a central platform with two tracks. Also, the station has an small rail yard with three tracks.

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Source: http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2016/12/05/031/



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