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Old October 26th, 2010, 09:36 AM   #1841
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Station area aerials: Part 2

Shinjuku Station
JR: 748,500 daily entries (2009)
Keiō (Keiō Line): 748,800 daily entries and exits (2008)
Keiō (Keiō New Line) / Toei Shinjuku Line: 267,500 daily entries and exits (2008)
Toei Ōedo Line: 130,128 daily entries and exits (2008)
Odakyū: 482,800 daily entries and exits (2009)
Tōkyō Metro: 232,000 daily entries and exits (2008)


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Ikebukuro Station
JR: 548,200 daily entries (2009)
Tōbu: 497,400 daily entries and exits (2008)
Seibu: 487,600 daily entries and exits (2009)
Tōkyō Metro: 482,700 daily entries and exits (2009)


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Ōsaki Station
JR: 124,600 daily entries (2009)
Tōkyō Waterfront Area Rapid Transit (Rinkai Line): 99,400 daily entries and exits (2009)


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Chiba Station
JR: 106,400 daily entries (2009)
Chiba Urban Monorail: 10,900 daily entries (2008)
Keisei: 24,400 daily entries and exits (2009)

Construction of a new elevated concourse and other improvements at the station is set to begin in February 2011, starting with demolition of existing buildings.


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Shin-Yokohama Station
JR Central: 29,600 daily entries (2007)
JR East: 53,600 daily entries (2009)
Yokohama Municipal Subway: 32,200 daily entries (2008)


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Old October 26th, 2010, 09:38 AM   #1842
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Station area aerials: Part 3

Minami-Senju Station
JR: 14,600 daily entries (2009)
Tōkyō Metro: 23,300 daily entries and exits (2008)
Metropolitan Intercity Railway (Tsukuba Express): 3,800 daily entries (2009)


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Hikifune Station and Keisei Hikifune Station
Tōbu: 21,000 daily entries and exits (2008)
Keisei: 18,000 daily entries and exits (2009)


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Mikawashima Station
JR: 10,100 daily entries (2009)


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Futako ‒ Tamagawa Station
Tōkyū: 103,000 daily entries and exits (2009)


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Musashi Kosugi Station
JR: 76,800 daily entries (2009)
Tōkyū: 205,600 daily entries and exits (2009)


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Shin-Toyosu Station
Yurikamome: 896 daily entries and exits (2006)


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Yachiyo Midorigaoka Station
Tōyō Rapid Railway: 27,500 daily entries and exits (2006)


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Old October 26th, 2010, 09:39 AM   #1843
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Revamped railway websites

There's been a series of website redesigns for Tōkyō area railway companies:

First is Keikyū, in coordination with the opening of the new International Terminal Station:
http://www.keikyu.co.jp/

Next is Tōkyō Monorail, again as part of the new International Terminal Station:
http://www.tokyo-monorail.co.jp/

Following is JR East, which removed the apology for the Uetsu Main Line accident (it's still accessible by a link on the right side):
http://www.jreast.co.jp/

Last is Tōkyō Metro. I liked their website before, but the recent change now brings the design a little more in line with other major railways: minimal text, large buttons, simple interface, etc.
http://www.tokyometro.jp/
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Old October 26th, 2010, 09:39 AM   #1844
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Peak-hour crowding data for major private railways

I missed this when they released it, but the Japan Private Railway Association released data from passenger crowding studies collected in FY2009, as well as projected crowding levels for FY2010 for main lines of all major private railways (see here).

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Railway	     Line	      From		  To                   FY2009  FY2010
Tōbu	     Isesaki	      Kosuge	          Kita-Senju            140%    137%
 ""          Tōjō	      Kita-Ikebukuro      Ikebukuro             138%    135%
Seibu        Ikebukuro	      Shiinamachi         Ikebukuro             172%    172%
 ""          Shinjuku	      Shimo-Ochiai        Takadanobaba          159%    159%
Keisei       Oshiage	      Keiesei Hikifune    Oshiage               160%    160%
 ""          Main	      Daijingūshita       Keisei Funabashi      149%    146%
Keiō         Keiō	      Shimo-Takaido       Meidaimae             167%    166%
 ""          Inokashira	      Shinsen             Shibuya               139%    139%
Odakyū       Odawara	      Setagaya Daita      Shimo-Kitazawa        187%    187%
Tōkyū        Tōyoko	      Yūtenji             Naka-Meguro           174%    171%
 ""          Den'en Toshi     Ikejiri Ōhashi      Shibuya               187%    185%
Keikyū       Main	      Tobe                Yokohama              152%    152%
Tōkyō Metro  Ginza	      Akasaka-Mitsuke     Tameike - Sannō       161%    162%
 ""          Marunouchi	      Shin-Ōtsuka         Myōgadani             157%    158%
 ""          Hibiya	      Minowa              Iriya                 156%    156%
 ""          Tōzai	      Kiba                Monzen-Nakachō        197%    198%
 ""          Chiyoda	      Machiya             Nishi-Nippori         178%    179%
 ""          Yūrakuchō	      Higashi-Ikebukuro   Gokokuji              167%    168%
 ""          Hanzōmon	      Shibuya             Omotesandō            170%    171%
 ""          Namboku	      Komagome            Hon-Komagome          146%    146%
Sōtetsu      Main	      Nishi-Yokohama      Yokohama              141%    143%
Meitetsu     Main (East)      Jingūmae            Kanayama              135%    135%
 ""          Main (West)      Sakō                Meitetsu Nagoya       136%    136%
Kintetsu     Nagoya	      Komeno              Kintetsu Nagoya       138%    138%
 ""          Nara	      Kawachi Eiwa        Fuse                  138%    138%
 ""          Ōsaka	      Shuntokumichi       Fuse                  137%    137%
 ""          Minami-Ōsaka     Koboreguchi         Ōsaka Abenobashi	136%    136%
 ""          Kyōto	      Momoyama Goryōmae   Kintetsu Tanbabashi	140%    140%
Nankai       Main	      Minato              Sakai                 122%    122%
 ""          Kōya	      Mozu Hachiman       Mikunigaoka           124%    124%
Keihan       Keihan Main      Noe                 Kyōbashi              116%    116%
Hankyū       Kōbe	      Kanzakigawa         Jūsō	                141%    142%
 ""          Takarazuka	      Mikuni              Jūsō                  143%    143%
 ""          Kyōto	      Kami-Shinjō         Awaji                 128%    129%
Hanshin      Main	      Deyashiki           Amagasaki             113%    113%
Nishitetsu   Tenjin - Ōmuta   Hirao               Yakuin                153%    153%
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Old October 26th, 2010, 09:40 AM   #1845
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German documentary on Tōkyō rail system

Logistik der Massen - Tokios Bahnsystem
Deals with technology behind moving the millions who use Tōkyō trains daily. Topics include automatic fare collection, passenger simulation, accessibility, scheduling, signalling, anti-crowding measures, etc., then moving to anti-terrorism efforts and earthquake measures. The last episode is less relevant for urban transport, but discusses Shinkansen and maglev technologies.
Thanks to bikkuri bahn at JNS Forum for the great find.





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Old October 26th, 2010, 09:49 AM   #1846
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Osaka station renovation is looking great. Any updates on Tokyo Station renovation?
Hm, there's some pictures here...
http://thankyou2200.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2010-09-09

Honestly, there's not really much to follow because the entire building has been shielded from view while they do the restoration work... I think the only real visible changes have been some of the work inside the building.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 09:52 AM   #1847
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Hm, there's some pictures here...
http://thankyou2200.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2010-09-09

Honestly, there's not really much to follow because the entire building has been shielded from view while they do the restoration work... I think the only real visible changes have been some of the work inside the building.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 10:03 AM   #1848
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Actually, I find the Ōsaka Station project far more interesting than the Tōkyō Station restoration... Would be nice if JR East could do something like the Ōsaka Station project at one of their major terminals like Shinjuku.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 10:17 AM   #1849
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I wish the transit agencies in the Bay Area would do more to improve service, I mean there's a fair amount, but it's split between 3 dozen operators who spend more trying defend their turf then actually getting things done.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 08:02 AM   #1850
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The post about the BRT that utilised an old railway ROW reminded me of something.

There was something about Niigata possibly planning a new light rail line that was mentioned in the Japan section. I was wondering if any of the Niigata Kotsu Railway ROW is useful for such a project.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 04:24 PM   #1851
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Hey qualsho, do the ridership numbers quoted in your 'aerial views' posts take into account transfers? You wrote 'entries and exits' after most of your numbers; I guess transferring passengers aren't included in these stats?
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Old October 27th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #1852
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Hey qualsho, do the ridership numbers quoted in your 'aerial views' posts take into account transfers? You wrote 'entries and exits' after most of your numbers; I guess transferring passengers aren't included in these stats?
The method of counting ridership is ticket count so if the person have not passed any gates then they will naturally not be counted.
To make it simple, people who transferred from one company to another will be counted because they have to go through a gate to transfer but if a person is just transferring train of a same company then no because that person will not be going through a gate.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:15 PM   #1853
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The post about the BRT that utilised an old railway ROW reminded me of something.

There was something about Niigata possibly planning a new light rail line that was mentioned in the Japan section. I was wondering if any of the Niigata Kotsu Railway ROW is useful for such a project.
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&bi...ed=0CBQQnwIwAA

This is one of the former terminals. You can quite easily follow the former ROW, and see that the it is still unused in many places. Although I have no idea how old the Google aerials are, the further down you get (closer and closer to central Niigata City), when it starts paralleling the river, the ROW is completely paved over in many places. In fact, even near the southern terminal at Tsubame Station, it's already been converted to a road.

I think BRT would make sense closer in to central Niigata, but out here would probably be not so great an idea... The Kashima example is actually somewhat similar in terms of operating environment, but there was an impetus to convert that line to BRT to provide bus service to Ibaraki Airport, which is in the middle of nowhere. Here, there isn't really that need.
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EDIT:
After taking a closer look, it seems like the roads just parallel the ROW for almost the entire length, so actually, if they did want to do something, it seems entirely feasible. In fact, the bridge across the Shinano River appears to still be there as well, but has been converted to a ped / bike bridge:

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3...04823&t=k&z=18
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Me too, that's one of the things which makes Japan absolutely.. brilliant
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Old October 31st, 2010, 07:47 PM   #1857
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With the October 21 opening of the new Haneda Airport International Terminal Station on both the Keikyū Airport Line and Tōkyō Monorail, I’ve updated my Tōkyō rail map.
In addition, I now have a Japanese version (sorry for the delay, but I finally got around to completing this). Apologies for any grammar mistakes.

Enjoy!

Greater Tōkyō (National Capital Region) Rail Network v1.21 (October 2010)
首都圏鉄道路線図 v1.21 (2010年10月)
English (10.9 MB): https://docs.google.com/uc?export=do...FlYWNjZGQxYzA1
Japanese 日本語版 (6.6 MB): https://docs.google.com/uc?export=do...FhYzlmNTI4MzFm

Design changes:
  • New Japanese version of map.
  • Major stations shown in larger font.
  • Resized it a bit to exactly 108 in x 124 in, instead of some random dimensions. Still not great, but better.
Content changes:
  • Added new Haneda Airport International Terminal Station on the Keikyū Airport Line and Tōkyō Monorail.
  • Added Chūō Shinkansen maglev as an “under construction” project.
  • Added replacement of the Agatsuma Line between Naganohara ‒ Kusatsugichi and Iwashima (including new Shin-Kawarayu Onsen Station) as an “under construction” project.
  • Added Tōkyō Monorail extension to Shinbashi and / or Tōkyō as a project “in preliminary planning.”
  • Added Tōyō Rapid Railway extension from Tōyō Katsutadai to Yotsukaidō as a “proposed” project.
  • Added other major infrastructure improvements (e.g., quadruple-tracking, grade-separation, etc.) in yellow (under construction) and blue (in planning) highlight.
  • Added new logo for Shinano Railway.
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It's good to know that there is a direct Toei subway link to Haneda (i.e., Asakusa Line through-service on the Keikyu lines).
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 05:14 AM   #1859
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With the October 21 opening of the new Haneda Airport International Terminal Station on both the Keikyū Airport Line and Tōkyō Monorail, I’ve updated my Tōkyō rail map.
In addition, I now have a Japanese version (sorry for the delay, but I finally got around to completing this). Apologies for any grammar mistakes.

Enjoy!

Greater Tōkyō (National Capital Region) Rail Network v1.21 (October 2010)
首都圏鉄道路線図 v1.21 (2010年10月)
English (10.9 MB): https://docs.google.com/uc?export=do...FlYWNjZGQxYzA1
Japanese 日本語版 (6.6 MB): https://docs.google.com/uc?export=do...FhYzlmNTI4MzFm

Design changes:
  • New Japanese version of map.
  • Major stations shown in larger font.
  • Resized it a bit to exactly 108 in x 124 in, instead of some random dimensions. Still not great, but better.
Content changes:
  • Added new Haneda Airport International Terminal Station on the Keikyū Airport Line and Tōkyō Monorail.
  • Added Chūō Shinkansen maglev as an “under construction” project.
  • Added replacement of the Agatsuma Line between Naganohara ‒ Kusatsugichi and Iwashima (including new Shin-Kawarayu Onsen Station) as an “under construction” project.
  • Added Tōkyō Monorail extension to Shinbashi and / or Tōkyō as a project “in preliminary planning.”
  • Added Tōyō Rapid Railway extension from Tōyō Katsutadai to Yotsukaidō as a “proposed” project.
  • Added other major infrastructure improvements (e.g., quadruple-tracking, grade-separation, etc.) in yellow (under construction) and blue (in planning) highlight.
  • Added new logo for Shinano Railway.
Great maps, as usual. One thing I noticed this time though is that rivers look more like a series of thin lakes rather than a continuous, snaking body of water. I was confused for a few seconds trying to find the border of Kawasaki and Tokyo (I usually look for the Tamagawa). It's not a big deal, I figured it out in 3-4 seconds, I'm just wondering why rivers look this way in your map.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 07:30 AM   #1860
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The entire base (land and water features) is automatically traced from the Google Maps image. Unfortunately, I'm having some difficulties getting Illustrator's Trace command to work at the resolution I need... This is why the rivers don't really come out as rivers and why the shoreline lacks any detail.
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