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  1. The Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company has placed an order for new Tsukuba Express TX-3000 series trains. Five 6-car formations will be delivered from Spring 2020. They will be used in addition to the current fleet of TX-1000 and TX-2000 trains. Source: https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO31514700X00C18A6L60000/
  2. Toei has announced the 5500 series for the Asakusa Line. The exterior design 'tells you it is fast' and has a livery using colours inspired by Kabuki theatre. The interior 'evokes the image of traditional Japanese washi paper' and features patterns of the Edo Kiriko glass craft. The train features a wheelchair space, larger open spaces around the doors and more hand handles. Seats will also be wider than those of the current trains. The maximum speed of the Toei 5500 series is 120 km/h, opposed to the 110 km/h of the current 5300 series rolling stock from 1991. The first new unit w
  3. Kabutoni

    Kanto Railway

    This is a strange and fabulous company that deserves its own topic. It's a railway line that is not covered much by fans, as it's quite remote and relatively expensive to travel on. That is, if you're not looking beyond your own field of perception. More on that later. The Kantō Railway (関東鉄道) is owned by the Keisei Group and operates two lines. Both are fully dieselised and are operated with 3-door DMU. - One is the very short Ryūgasaki line (4,5km), starting at Sanuki on the JR Jōban line and ending in Ryūgasaki in the sticks. It's a very charming line that runs through the fields and only
  4. A substantial zenmen tenbou of the Super Odoriko service, recorded from directly behind the driver on a 251 series EMU. Very good vantage point. I didn't know this run was so long. By uploader HKASAMA.
  5. For the 25th anniversary of the Sega video game series Sonic the Hedgehog, Keikyu will give a 2100 series train a wrapping advertising. This will basically be the BLUE SKY TRAIN with some additional stickers. In addition, Otorii station on the Keikyu Airport Line, next to the Sega headquarters, will receive a commemorative sticker on its station signs. Both the Keikyu Sega Train and the sticker at Otorii can be seen from 14 November to 17 December this year. Source: http://www.keikyu.co.jp/company/news/2016/20161107HP_16155YM.html
  6. This was mentioned in a thread on Ompuchaneru. Keio's mid-term business plan, released on May 8, mentions their study of for-fee services as a new revenue source. Unfortunately there are no concrete details. This is their 3-year plan covering this year to 2017. In 2020 JR East will have green cars on the Chuo Line. The Chuo and Keio's main line are roughly parallel, but fairly far apart for most of the distance. I'm not familiar with competition or "cross ridership" between these two lines. Is this a response to JR East? http://rail-uploader.khz-net.com/index.php?&id=44689 h
  7. Two 01 series cars have been transported all the way to Kumamoto Dentetsu to enter service in March. These were delivered in several generations over about 14(!) years, counting from the test formation built by Kawasaki in September 1983 to the single 6th generation formation built by Kinki in August 1997. These two were the end cars of the last 4th generation formation, built by Nippon Sharyo, in June 1992. I would not have thought that they were so old. http://railf.jp/news/2015/02/22/160000.html and Kumamoto Dentetsu is installing the Kawasaki EF-Wing trucks, video by Toshi
  8. 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/
  9. In 2017, JR East will update and expand its Railway Museum near Omiya Station. It will be the museum's 10th anniversary, and 30th anniversary of the establishment of the company itself. Built south of the existing structure, the addition will raise the museum's total display space to 14,800 square meters, about 1.5 times its present size. There will be various themes including work, history, the future, and travel in the context of railways, in addition to the main hall's themes of rolling stock and science, presenting a variety of view points on the history of railways and people. Th
  10. Here's a nice video compilation of JR East Tokyo-area services that have changed with the March 15, 2014 schedule revision. Videos by tiyodarain (chiyoda line, I think).
  11. This came up in Tetsudou Fan's newsfeed twice in the last few days: http://railf.jp/news/2014/03/15/194500.html http://railf.jp/news/2014/03/13/150000.html The functions served by this Nippon Paper Industries warehouse will be moved to Soka City in Saitama, and there are no other customers on the line. Official decommissioning will be July 1st, but it saw its last revenue train on March 14th around 2:45 PM. Fortunately the railfans were on site and have provided some nice YouTube videos: DE10 1666 on its way to Kita-Oji Station, by dd51de10 Arriving at Kita-Oji Station (basically
  12. miyakoji

    a snowy afternoon in Yanaka

    While speaking with cteno4 at the JRM display in New York, he mentioned that the front-view videos posted here are useful as examples for layouts. Yesterday I happened upon the video below, which shows some very close-up detail, if covered with snow. This is a walking tour around the Yanaka neighborhood, which is on the inside of the Yamanote loop between Nippori and Nishi-Nippori stations. Uploaded by taoyakani, his text with the video indicates that the path of the walk is Miurasaka (slope) → cedars at temple town → Kan'eiji ( temple) → Yanaka cemetery → Nippori station. The recording
  13. There's a thread on Ompuchaneru about JRE's schedule revision that will take effect on March 15th of next year. The first poster (http://rail-uploader.khz-net.com/index.php?id=1128238) summarizes: E3s will be completely withdrawn from Komachi services, and the name Super Komachi will not be used. All services will operate at 320km/h and be called Komachi some Hayate services that are non-stop between Omiya and Sendai, and then stop at each station beyond Sendai, will be changed to Hayabusa. Several trains will be operated as 17-car formations E7s will be used on some Asama services on
  14. I got some positive feedback in the chatroom about my posting of a cab view video of JR West's Yuttari Yakumo service (http://www.jnsforum.com/community/topic/5821-jr-west-hakubi-line-yuttari-yakumo-full-ride-okayama-to-izumo-shi/) on the Hakubi Line, particularly about how parts of it are single tracked. Well, from a posting by loefet on SSC, I found this excellent recording of JR East's Resort Yamadori train on the Agatsuma Line running from Takasaki to Manza-Kazawaguchi and I thought some people may enjoy it as well, it seems almost like a Kanto-area version of the Hakubi Line. JR East roll
  15. miyakoji

    miyakoji's bus corner!

    Possibly some ideas for layouts. All Kanto, but good nonetheless... Odakyu Bus - Inagi City iBus, nice autumn/winter afternoon in western Tokyo-to; by puku0987 Tokyu Bus - Shibuya to Shibuya, Daikanyama circuit, I think this is the rich part of town; by puku0987 Tokyo Metropolitan Bus route ume70, longest route in Tokyo-to by puku0987 by keiseibusN126 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez0D9vpldSk
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