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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:19 AM   #1921
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New Tsurumi Station tenant building to open in FY2013
http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/ka...002000047.html

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Mixed-use facility SeaCrane, housing condominiums, restaurants, and the Tsurumi Ward Community Cultural Center, will open outside the East Exit of JR Tsurumi Station (Tsurumi Ward, Yokohama City) on October 22. In addition to the city's plans for expansion of the station plaza to begin in FY2011, the Yokohama Branch Office of JR East has also revealed plans to open a new station tenant building in FY2013, and it's likely the the area around the station will change dramatically.

According to the city and other officials, a ceremony will be held October 22 at SeaCrane (31 stories aboveground and 1 story belowground), when the hotel in the facility will open its doors for business. In addition, Tsurumi Ward's International Exchange Lounge (second floor) is slated to be completed in December, followed by the Tsurumi Ward Community Cultural Center (third through sixth floors) in March of next year.

Together with redevelopment adjacent to the station, the city says it also wants to begin upgrades in FY2011 to expand the station plaza, which features bus stops and other facilities. The main elements of the plan call for segregating access roads for buses, taxis, and private vehicles.

On the north side of SeaCrane, JR East's Yokohama Branch Office is planning a station tenant building (six aboveground floors, one underground floor). Construction will begin in February of next year, and fashion stores, general merchandise shops, and other tenants are scheduled to move into the new building.

The new station tenant building is smaller than the former station tenant building, Tsurumi COMIN, which was open until 2008. By reusing the underground portions of the old building, the railway says it was able to cut down on costs.

Spokespersons for the railway's Yokohama Branch Office said, "We are looking to select station building tenants that won't conflict with SeaCrane's lineup."
After the opening of SeaCrane, they immediately began demolition of the old tenant building.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:20 AM   #1922
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JR East retailer Lumine to take over Seibu Yūrakuchō
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/atmoney/new...OYT1T01031.htm

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On October 29, Lumine announced that it has signed an agreement with property owners The Asahi Shimbun Company and Shōchiku to take over space in the Yūrakuchō Marion building currently occupied by the Seibu Yūrakuchō department store, which will close its doors at the end of the year. The company is planning to open the store in autumn 2011 as an "epicenter of fashion culture," featuring casual fashion shops and general merchandise stores targeting young women.

Lumine expanded under the business of attracting specialty shops into station tenant buildings. Lumine has 14 facilities in the Greater Tōkyō area, but this is the first time the company is really entering the business of operating commercial buildings not directly connected to train stations.

The Seibu Yūrakuchō department store opened in 1984. The store garnered attention as one of the flagship stores of Seibu Distribution Group (later known as Saison), but sales have struggled in recent years, and the store will finally close its doors on December 25.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:21 AM   #1923
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Tōkyō Metro open to Kudanshita Station improvements in Toei merger talks
http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/s/article/...890070638.html

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After Tōkyō Metro officials submitted a strategy to improve convenience during a conference held on November 17 regarding the merger of the Tōkyō Metro with the Toei Subway being spearheaded by the Tōkyō Metropolitan Government, Vice-Governor Inose Naoki remarked, “It’s a step in the right direction, but it’s only one milestone towards consolidating the two systems,” emphasizing his stance in insisting on a financial-side merger.

In order to improve convenience for passengers transferring to and from the Toei Subway, Tōkyō Metro representatives expressed their intention to work towards platform renovations and expansion of transfer discounts. Metro officials also hinted that they are willing to discuss the possibility of removing the wall which separates the Tōkyō Metro and Toei platforms at Kudanshita Station (Chiyoda Ward), where lines from the two systems run parallel.

Vice-Governor Inose commented, “The platform wall at Kudanshita Station is representative of the obstacles preventing consolidation, but there are plenty of other obstacles still remaining. Daily subway ridership is number one in the world, at 8.66 million. If the two systems merge, it will reduce overcrowding inside trains.”

At the November 17 conference, Metropolitan Government officials continued to stress that the financial state of the Toei Subway is "healthy and positive" based on international accounting standards, but the National Government submitted a financial assessment by three securities companies that say that a financial consolidation would cause Tōkyō Metro's stock value to plummet. The obstacles to a merger are still as tall as ever, and the National Government says that "even if no conclusion is made on a financial consolidation, efforts should still be made towards service improvements."

In response, Vice-Governor Inose said, "If the two systems merge, the future value will increase. We need to constantly keep that in mind."
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:22 AM   #1924
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Tōkyō Metropolitan Government releases results of financial analysis of merger
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The Panel for Tōkyō's Subways formed of experts from the Tōkyō Metropolitan Government, which has been pushing for a business merger between Tōkyō Metro and the Toei Subway, held its second meeting on October 26 inside the Tōkyō Metropolitan Government Building. Metropolitan Government representatives presented their financial analysis which showed that consolidation of the two systems would generate a forecased benefit of ¥45 billion through increased revenues and reduced costs. Meanwhile, as a result of fare cuts and other factors due to the merger, the new subway company would see reduced revenues of ¥46 billion, and while a fixed asset tax of ¥4 billion would be added on top as part of the privatization of the Toei Subway, the Metropolitan Government says that convenience would be improved for passengers.

The Metropolitan Government assumed that ridership would increase by 5 percent as a result of increased convenience due to the merger, and estimated an increase in revenue from advertisements and other sources of ¥21 billion. Through increased efficiency in personnel costs and materials procurement, the Metropolitan Government forecasted a ¥24 billion reduction in costs.

In addition, in regards to the Toei Subway's long-term debt—cited as a major problem by the National Government and Tōkyō Metro representatives, who are less enthusiastic about the merger—the Metropolitan Government refuted their concerns, saying that after the opening of the Ōedo Line in 2000, it has been gradually repaying the total debt of ¥570 billion, and is in healthy financial condition. Currently, it also says that its long-term debt, which exceeds ¥1 trillion, can be largely halved in ten years since there are no future plans to construct new lines.

Compared to Tōkyō Metro, the Toei Subway has many new lines, resulting in additional depreciation costs, but after those deductions and corrections to the unit prices used in the fare structure, the ratio of revenues to expenses (used to indicate the efficiency of the business) for both systems are only different by 2.8 points—a negligible difference, according to the Metropolitan Government.

Vice-Governor Inose Naoki, who chairs the panel, said, "With this new data, we have more evidence to back up our push for a merger."
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:23 AM   #1925
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New paint scheme for Toden Arakawa Line 8800 series

In addition to the pink rose scheme, there is now a violet scheme.

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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:24 AM   #1926
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Chiba Prefecture committee debates ways to improve Tōyō Rapid Railway financial stability
http://www.asahi.com/travel/rail/new...010260545.html

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On October 26, a session of Chiba Prefecture's Committee for Administrative Reform (seven members; Chairman: Tsuji Takuya, graduate professor at Hitotsubashi University) was held at the Prefectural Office, with committee members making their requests for the Prefectural Government's plan for improving the financial situation for the prefecture's third-sector railway Tōyō Rapid Railway.

The railway opened in 1996, but only after construction costs ballooned from the original estimate of ¥210.0 billion to ¥324.7 billion as a result of difficulties in acquiring land and three extensions of the construction schedule. Even now, 15 years after opening, the railway's debt exceeds ¥320.0 billion, putting the company's financial stability under stress.

In the Prefectural Government's reform plan, the ten-year period starting in FY2007 was identified as a period of focused funding assistance, with the Prefectural Government, National Government, and local jurisdictions providing a total of ¥30 billion in funding assistance (the Prefectural Government's share was ¥12.8 billion). This year, in an effort to ease the interest burden, the plan called for increasing the original advance repayment of ¥15 billion to ¥22 billion.

Members of the committee said, "The Prefectural Government's share of the funding is too high. We should be demanding that the national government and Tōkyō Metro pay more." Others added their own requests: "Now that we're in a period of low-interest rates, we need to make some drastic reforms."
On a related note, they will be implementing some small changes December 4, increasing the number of through-services across the Tōzai Line and Tōyō Rapid Railway during the 15:00 and 16:00 hours.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:25 AM   #1927
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Keisei to begin selling Skyliner tickets in South Korea; fate of Cityliner service in question
http://e.nikkei.com/e/fr/tnks/Nni20101112D12HH652.htm

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TOKYO (Nikkei)--Keisei Electric Railway Co. (9009) will later this month begin to sell discount tickets in South Korea for its Skyliner super-express connecting central Tokyo and Narita Airport in as little as 36 minutes, company President Tsutomu Hanada told The Nikkei.

As Tokyo's Haneda Airport begins handling more international flights, it is feared that passenger traffic on the Skyliner will decrease. So the rail operator aims to boost its passenger traffic by attempting to induce more foreign visitors to use its service.

Discount Skyliner tickets will be sold by South Korean travel agents, with a one-way ticket between Ueno Station and Narita Airport Station on the Keisei Line costing 2,200 yen, 200 yen less than the regular price of 2,400 yen, according to Hanada.

This is the first time Skyliner tickets will be sold overseas, he said.

Keisei expects some 2.34 million people to ride the Skyliner from July 17, when the service was launched, to the end of next month -- about 260,000 fewer than earlier projected.

"The latest projection is slightly lower than the initial one, but it is within an expected range," Hanada said. "When its brand recognition increases, passenger traffic will also rise."

Hanada said Keisei, facing a significant drop in passenger traffic on the Cityliner super-express that runs on its trunk line, will consider reducing or even abolishing the service, saying no definite decision has been made.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:26 AM   #1928
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Narita Sky Access boosts rail mode share for Narita Airport trips
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A study by the Narita International Airport Corporation (NAA) revealed that after the opening of the Narita Sky Access in July, the mode share of railways among Narita Airport users has increased, while the mode share of buses has decreased. Ridership increased on Keisei Electric Railway, which operates its new Skyliner trains and other trains on the Sky Access Line. Ridership also increased slightly on JR's Narita Express, and NAA says that "there is now increased competition and a synergistic effect between the railways."

The survey was conducted on September 10, targeting airport visitors. When looking at mode choice for users arriving for departing flights at the airport, the railway mode share increased 5.5% compared to the previous survey (March) to 44.4%. Of the approx. 46,000 users arriving for departing flights, Sky Access riders numbered 6,825 passengers (4,722 passengers on the new Skyliner and 2,103 passengers on other services), or 14.8% of all users.

Buses, which secured the top mode share in the previous survey, dropped close to five percentage points from 41.5% to 36.7%. Automobile share dropped one percentage point to 13.5%.

When compared to the survey before the previous survey, which is easier to compare on an operator-by-operator basis, both Keisei and JR have now seen ridership increase, but while Keisei's share increased from 55.4% to 59.1%, JR 's share decreased from 44.6% to 40.9%.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:27 AM   #1929
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Electric minibus produced by Waseda University completes trial runs in Honjō City
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On October 23, the WEB-3 electric microbus (capacity: 25 passengers) developed by Waseda University, the Honjō Waseda Research Park Foundation, and others completed a 15-day period of field trial operations in Honjō City. The response from passengers, who said it was quiet and easy to use, was positive.

The trial operations consisted of six roundtrips daily on a route connecting JR Honjō and Honjō Waseda Stations and Honjō City Hall. On the afternoon of October 22, six passengers boarded a bus that had arrived at City Hall. Two women who came to try the bus out after learning about the trial program looked pleased, and said the bus was "easy to use" and "quiet." Another woman remarked, "It doesn't produce any emissions, right? So it's also good for the environment."

The bus is based on typical low-floor buses sold on the market, which are designed to be easy for passengers to board and alight. Instead of a diesel engine, electricity from lithium ion batteries powers the motors.

According to Waseda University Graduate School's Daishō / Kamiya Research Office, which developed the bus, the noise levels are quite low, and approx. 8 dB lower than the base bus model. The bus is quiet enough that passengers can hold a conversation at regular volume across the center aisle.

Compared to diesel buses, the electric bus reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 54 percent. The bus can run for 65 km on a single charge, but in the trial service, it ran approx. 16 km in one hour and ten minutes, charging for 20-30 minutes until the next trip.

There are only four private-sector bus lines in Honjō City, and while the city supplements the service by running free circulator shuttle buses, those number only four trips each weekday. One female passenger (73) says, "I hope they expand the bus network for older people who can't drive a car or ride a bike."

WEB-3 was developed with the vision of serving as a community bus that makes back-and-forth trips on short-distance routes. While increasing awareness of electric buses and boosting bus ridership are both two goals of trial program, spokespersons say no local government has yet requested to purchase one.

On October 24, the Honjō Waseda no Mori Town Opening Festival will be held in the area surrounding Honjō Waseda Station, and the bus will serve as a shuttle connecting the station to Honjō Station. Afterwards, the bus will be part of another set of field trial operations from November 8 to 26 in central Kumagaya City.
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First use of Saikyō Line cameras as evidence proves inconclusive
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On October 13, the National Police Agency revealed that the Saitama Prefectural Police Department in July had used its discretion as part of a chikan (groping) criminal investigation and requested the provision of, and reviewed footage from, security cameras operating inside a portion of Saikyō Line trains, installed by JR as a strategy to prevent chikan.

This marks the first time the footage has been used for an actual investigation since the cameras began operating at the end of last year. The footage proved inconclusive and the case was dropped.

According to the National Police Agency, on July 2 a woman in her 20s who had boarded an outbound Saikyō Line train contacted police, saying that she believed a man next to her had fondled her thigh while she was dozing off in her seat.

As her location on the train was inside one of the cars with cameras installed, the Prefectural Police received the footage from JR East. The footage showed a man sitting next to the woman on the train, but police were unable to confirm that the man had touched her. Police were also unable to identify the man, and the woman has not filed charges with the police, and the National Police Agency says, "The possibility of this turning into a criminal case are low."

Security cameras inside trains are currently installed only on the Saikyō Line.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:29 AM   #1931
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Station daycare facilities on the rise; MLIT implements new funding scheme
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"Station nursery schools" that allow guardians on the commute to and from work to pick up or drop off their children are increasing. Due to their location near train stations or underneath aerial structures, the school environments may seem less attractive than suburban-type nursery schools, but with the number of children unable to find a receiving school increasing, many guardians are asking for these facilities. Railway operators are also optimistic about the trends, hoping that the schools will help boost the attractiveness of living along their rail lines.

One example is Ichikawa Ono Nursery School, a licensed nursery school opened in April within one-minute walking distance from the faregates at JR Ichikawa Ōno Station. Underneath the elevated structure carrying the Musashino Line, JR built a two-story steel-frame structure with a gross floor area of 870 sq m, and the school is operated by a social welfare corporation that operates daycare facilities in Nagareyama City and other locations.

The building is structurally separated from the elevated structure and features double-layered glass. While trains come and go about every three minutes during the rush hours, there is little noise or vibration. The school has no grounds to allow for group exercise, so the children's playground is a park a five-minute walk away.

Guardians can pick up and drop off their children with no time loss in their commutes, and even if guardians suddenly need to work overtime, the school stays open until 8:00 pm. Because of the convenience, the school has largely reached its capacity of 90 children. Director Sasazuka Masayuki says, "We had some doubts about the location underneath the elevated tracks, but the environment far surpasses what we expected. On the business side of things, it's also a huge plus to always have a school filled to capacity."

After confirming with twenty major railways in the Greater Tōkyō area, Asahi Shimbun discovered that railway operators had spearheaded efforts in opening a total of 69 nursery schools (four in Chiba Prefecture) inside train stations or on adjacent sites, or underneath elevated tracks. Almost all are approved by the national government or licensed by local jurisdictions.

The pioneer of the trend is JR East. First opening a facility at Tōkyō's Kokubunji Station in 1996, the railway now has 36 facilities spread across five prefectures. The railway also identifies the daycare business as a major component of its long-range plan, aiming for a total of 60 facilites opened by April 2018.

Matsuzawa Kazumi, group leader of the railway's Child Support Business Development Group, says, "We're in a period of declining birth rates, so if you don't do anything to increase the value of the areas along your rail lines, you'll begin to lose your passengers. Expanding daycare facilities boosts the attractiveness of the areas around our train stations, and also contributes to the needs of society as well."

Of the 20 Greater Tōkyō railway companies surveyed, the ten companies who have already launched their daycare businesses are also optimistic about future expansion, and two companies that had no facilities have concrete plans to construct their own facilities.

Increasing demand as children cannot find schools
One contributing factor to the trend is an increase the number of children who can't find a school to receive them. As of April of this year, these children numbered 26,275 across all of Japan, on the same level as the historic high in 2003. In Chiba Prefecture, the number has reached a historic high of 1,373 children.

The trend is particularly problematic in urbanized areas. In addition to difficulty securing sites due to high land prices, schools were required to have their own parkgrounds in order to qualify as a national government-approved nursery school and receive funding grants for operations. However, in 2001, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare relaxed the minimum standards for approval. Even without on-site grounds, schools were able to earn approval as long as there are alternative facilities nearby such as parks. With local jurisdictions such as Tōkyō Prefecture instituting its own funding assistance programs, it is becoming easier and easier to establish new schools.

Issues remain in standards and funding programs
But hurdles still remain, one being the standards set forth by local jurisdictions for the establishment of nursery schools. "Entertainment facilities" such as pachinko shops are frequently located outside train stations. When establishing a new nursery school, there are standards for a minimum distance to entertainment facilities, and "depending on the jurisdiction, some have ridiculous standards that require separation of several kilometers or more" (spokesperson for a major railway operator).

The second hurdle is the funding assistance programs for railway operators who establish nursery schools. If a social welfare corporation builds a school on its own, the government will provide funding up to 75% of the construction costs, but there is no funding support for when railway operators build schools. In some cases, schools have been forced to limit themselves to low enrollment levels, forcing staff to quit.

In regards to these issues, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) decided this fiscal year to begin offering grant money for construction of daycare facilities as part of barrier-free improvements to train stations. Under the change, the national government and local jurisdictions provide funding support equal to two-thirds of the total project cost, and as the first use of the program, new facilities underneath elevated structures at Daijingūshita Station on the Keisei Main Line and Funabashi Nichidai-mae Station on the Tōyō Rapid Railway, both in Funabashi City, were announced this month. The MLIT's Railway Administrative Policy Section says, "From the perspective of improving station convenience, expanding daycare facilities is important. I think there is definitely a huge need for these facilities."

Ichikawa Nursery School underneath the elevated tracks of the JR Musashino Line in Ōnomachi 3-chōme, Ichikawa City.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:30 AM   #1932
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JR East, JR Central, JR West show increased revenues, increased profits
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On October 28, financial statements for the first-half of FY2010 were assembled for the three publicly-traded JR companies (JR East, JR Central, and JR West). With Shinkansen ridership back on the rise due to an improving economic situation, together with rebounding ridership after the swine influenza scare in spring of last year, all three companies reported increased revenues and increased profits.

All three companies expect that the increased ridership trends will continue into the second half of the fiscal year, and all three revised up their forecasted sales and ordinary profits for FY2010. The forecasts also consider the stalemate over the proposed expressway toll structure changes, which would have set the upper limit for standard passenger vehicles at ¥2,000 and put pressure on the railways' business.
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Unique tour of the Kotoden

Two clips giving an intimate tour of the Takamatsu — Kotohira Electric Railroad, nicknamed the Kotoden. This is a small private railway in Kagawa Prefecture, centered around Takamatsu City. The railway is famous for preserving a lot of its historic trains and stations, many of which have been designated Heritages of Industrial Modernization by the Japanese government.

These two clips are really well made (shot with a Steadicam) and good enough to be short films really.
Besides, historic trains + beautiful setting + cute girl (and one into trains, nonetheless) is a lethal combination... Enjoy.
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Do the JR West 321 and 207 series serve a slightly different purpose than the 225, 223 and 221 series?
JR West 207 and 321 series are all longitudinal seating. The Japanese call them 通勤形 which translates as "commuter-style," although this can be misinterpreted in the context of commuter rail elsewhere. Basically the term is used for anything that is designed like a high-capacity subway car. JR West's network is a mess, so it's hard to generalize, but these tend to be used on the shorter-distances services.

221, 223, and 225 series are all transverse seating. These are what are called 近郊形 ("inner-suburban") and tend to be used on longest-distance / limited-stop runs, such as the shin-kaisoku.
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New Tōkyō Metro CM and posters

New Tōkyō Metro CM was released 2010.11.18. Aragaki Yui takes the Metro, jogging around Tōkyō neighborhoods. This is the 90 sec version.


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is this replacing Tranpass? is manaca going to be integrated with TOICA?
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I believe TranPass will be discontinued, since the goal was to come up with an IC card system that replaces the magnetic pass (and can eventually be made interoperable with TOICA and other card systems elsewhere in Japan).

Interoperability with TOICA and Suica is supposed to come in 2012, so there may be a year or so where TOICA and manaca are not interoperable. The other big problem is what to do with Kintetsu, which is on the PiTaPa system because most of its lines are in Kansai. There is more here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1593
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thanks for the quick reply; looks like Nagoya metro was lagging behind much of the rest of Japan in terms of implementing contactless cards.

I don't know if you have posted about this, but is there anywhere where there are updates on the construction of the east-west line of Sendai subway?
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Actually, I would love to post some updates on the Tōzai Line, but there is very little anywhere on the web about the construction... The only place to get any kind of info about what's going on appears to be through the Sendai Municipal Transportation Bureau site:
http://www.kotsu.city.sendai.jp/touz...you/index.html

If you can read Japanese, you should be fine navigating...
Otherwise, any links marked 平成22年 are for 2010.
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Otherwise, any links marked 平成22年 are for 2010.
unfortunately, I can't read Japanese. Can you help with this map?



it seems blue are bridges and green is excavation using the New Austrian Tunneling Method. What do the other colors mean?

And do you know if the entire line from Dobutsu Park to Arai is to open all at once?
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