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  1. I just noticed that NHK World has a show (new to me) called Train Cruise. Link here: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/tv/special/train_cruise.html . This channel is broadcast all over the world by different networks, it might be available in your region. If it's not, NHK also has an Android app that I think will let you tune in from any internet-connected device: http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.nhkworldtv.android
  2. Recent broadcast on NHK general about the redevelopment of the Shibuya Station area, with a focus on the opening of the Saikyo Line platform adjacent to the Yamanote Line platform, and the movement of tracks as well as the railway bridge crossing the old Oyama Road leading to Dougenzaka and the Shibuya Scramble intersection. 1000 construction workers and specialists along with 100 vehicles were given 52 hours to do the task, while observing covid-19 countermeasures. Everything had to be finished at the end of 52 hours and full restoration of Saikyo Line services. Everything was timed to the minute, with each person tasked with specific duties. There was even a mock bridge set up off site to rehearse the move and set procedures. Other parts of the documentary explain the redevelopment of the station area to improve passenger and pedestrian circulation and safety in the event of natural disasters, in coordination with four different railway companies.
  3. Of possible interest to members in Japan. Topics to be covered: the Hitachi IEP class 800 project team, steel wheel production, twilight express mizukaze and how bathtub water won't spill in a train, JR Freight and its on-time record of 94%. Next Saturday from 9pm on BS3 (satellite) domestic only. Repeat broadcast of the previous episode (originally broadcast last March) will be on same day from 11am. http://www.nhk.or.jp/docudocu/program/9999/1623466/index.html
  4. NHK's Shin-Nihon Kikou. First aired July 25th, 1979.
  5. The broadcast on April 26th of Cool Japan will have the theme of Rail Travel. This is the broadcast in Japan, on BS. These are aired about one month later on NHK World, I'll post here when I see it come up. http://www6.nhk.or.jp/cooljapan/en/
  6. In case anyone is interested, this program will be shown four times on Tuesday, 1:30 to 1:55, 7:30 to 7:55, 10:30 to 10:55, and 19:30 to. 19:55. All times UTC. program page: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/tv/72hours/index.html main schedule: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/tv/schedule/
  7. Forum members in Japan may want to set their media recorder of choice to catch the Sunday 7:30am program "Gachiri Monday" on TBS. The topic of this half hour TV program is JR East's involvement in the Hokuriku Shinkansen. The president of JR East will be interviewed. http://www.tbs.co.jp/gacchiri/
  8. On Thursday October 23rd, NHK World will air the Shinkansen episode of Japanology Plus. I believe this is a new episode. The times (UTC) are: 0:30 - 1:00, 6:30 - 7:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 18:30 - 19:00. the show's page: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/tv/japanologyplus/index.html NHK World schedule: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/tv/schedule/
  9. The episode of this NHK World program on March 6th (first airing at 0:30 UTC) will be about railways. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/tv/japanology/index.html
  10. For forum members living in Japan, tonight at 9 on NHK BS premium is a two hour special documentary on Tokyo's underground infrastructure- it appears they will focus part of the program on the recent underground link of the Toyoko and Fukutoshin Lines. Likely worth a viewing.
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