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Scene at Minami Yono (?) Station on the Saikyo Line. Due to an incident at Musashi Urawa station, the schedule/pathings were disrupted. Thus the stacked trains here. Look at that approach speed and train spacing, as well as quick re-start from stop. A visual example of the benefit of moving block which is a feature of JR East ATACS. ATACS is the equivalent of ERTMS level 3.
JR East announced Tuesday, Dec. 7 that it will install their proprietary ATACS on the Yamanote Line and the Omiya-Higashi Kanagawa section of the Keihin Tohoku line in the period 2028-2031, in conjunction with ATO operation including a wider set of lines in the Tokyo region. ATACS is a moving block system that is equivalent to ETCS Level 3. ATACS is currently in operation on the Senseki Line, Saikyo Line, and Koumi Line. https://trafficnews.jp/post/113288 JR East press release: https://www.jreast.co.jp/press/2021/20211207_ho03.pdf
An old (11 years ago) but very interesting article about the failure to raise speeds on the WCML, and how moving blocks on mainlines were still the stuff of fairytales then. Perhaps some relevance to recent news about HS2 being threatened with cancellation. pt.1 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/apr/01/transport.politics pt.2 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/apr/01/transport.politics1