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Old September 25th, 2005, 11:12 AM   #1
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~Trainspotting in Tokyo~

I'm going to use this thread to share my pictures of Tokyo metro area rail system and other areas of Japan I eventually visit.
Over the past few years I've become more and more interested in railways, and Tokyo is certainly a sort of Disneyland for trainspotters, isn't it?
I'll start with a few pictures taken from the Panorama House observatory at JR Central Towers in Nagoya, Central Japan. Unfortunately it was a little hazy...











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Old September 25th, 2005, 03:56 PM   #2
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About one month ago the new Tsukuba Express line running between Akihabara (Tokyo) and Ibaraki prefecture's science city of Tsukuba began operating. It takes 45 minutes to reach the final stop after 58,3 kms and 20 stations.

Entering Akihabara station:











At the platform:















Hitachi provides the rolling stock:



Shinokachimachi station



Asakusa station:



Wired...



Way out of Minamisenju:



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Old September 25th, 2005, 08:50 PM   #3
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The TX trains look like any other Japanese commuter train. Stations are pretty nice, though, and the WLAN is great.
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Old September 25th, 2005, 09:14 PM   #4
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Amazing system..thanks Vapour
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Old September 25th, 2005, 10:19 PM   #5
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great photos!
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Old September 26th, 2005, 12:09 AM   #6
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Great photos!!

Domo arigato, Vapo!
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Old December 6th, 2005, 09:05 AM   #7
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Taken last week in Saitama city. These trains connect Tokyo with northern Japan, Nagano and Niigata.

























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Old December 6th, 2005, 09:17 AM   #8
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Tokaido shinkansen trains (bound for Osaka and beyond) spotted near Musashi-kosugi station, Kawasaki city:





















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Old December 6th, 2005, 09:29 AM   #9
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More Tokaido shinkansen spotting, this time at JR Tamachi station:





















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From Yamanote loop line trains:









Tokyo monorail (Hamamatsuchou station to Haneda airport):





Tokyu Toyoko commuter line (Yokohama - Tokyo Shibuya):





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Freakin awesome thread!!! thanks for posting all of these pictures.
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Old December 6th, 2005, 09:50 PM   #12
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That's it, I'm buying my tickets, ASAP.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 12:41 AM   #13
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why are there this wall and the door at the platforms of the metro trains? fist time I have seen anything like this...
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Old December 7th, 2005, 01:36 AM   #14
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Pictures Of Trip From Osaka To Aichi Expo

Here Are Pictures From A Trip From Osaka to Aichi Expo back in August when I was in Japan. Trip comprised of Osaka & Nagoya Urban rail, Linimo and Shinkansen. I also made brief stops in Kyoto and Nagoya Stations. There are a few pictures from the Aichi World Expo and the JR Pavillion there.

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So people don't fall down the tracks. Also on that line, the train has no conductors and only one driver, so the driver is responsible for opening/closing the doors. Platform doors make the job easier for him/her.
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I enjoyed it.
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I allways enjoyed Kyoto station..
that place so offsets the rest of Kyoto.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 05:41 AM   #18
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I allways enjoyed Kyoto station..
that place so offsets the rest of Kyoto.
I agree with you. Kyoto is known as a city full of beautiful and historical monuments. The architecture at the JR Kyoto Station on the other hand is very futuristic. It's a striking contrast, which isn't always a bad thing.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 07:01 AM   #19
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Thanks for those LesterKao
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