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Tickets to ride Doctor Yellow on Mar. 23/24 sell out
bikkuri bahn posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General DiscussionFull article: https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14860082
TBS news visits COMTRAC mainframe room- Tokaido Shinkansen report
bikkuri bahn posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General DiscussionFirst time for a TV station to visit the normally off-limits mainframe that is the Tokaido Shinkansen COMTRAC sustem, which controls the routing of trains on the Tokaido Shinkansen. The system will be upgraded this October to the latest generation, which will handle schedule disruptions more quickly, especially at terminal stations (namely Tokyo Station). (COMTRAC segment is up to about 5:30 in the clip): JR Tokai news release (pdf in Japanese) includes diagrams seen in the TV news report: https://jr-central.co.jp/news/release/_pdf/000036204.pdf
Recent JR Tokai TV commercial/promotional music video(mv)- Tokaido Shinkansen
bikkuri bahn posted a topic in Japan Rail: Pictures & VideosCatch copy (slogan) is "let's go out and visit/meet someone". Many lineside scenes from the passenger window familiar to those that often use the Tokaido Shinkansen, as well as on-board experiences (rock hard ice cream...) another version, focusing on the journey itself, lots of views from the window:
TV special on JR Central shinkansen inspection
miyakoji posted a topic in Japan Rail: Pictures & VideosAn interesting program about JR Central's Hamamatsu Works. I've seen some other documentaries about this facility, but this one is recent and is edited in an interesting style, not a lot of talking. Kinda good to chill out to 🙂 This is on TV Aichi's YouTube channel.
Tokaido Shinkansen night testing 360km/h- lineside at night and in the rain
bikkuri bahn posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General DiscussionFootage from earlier this year of the testing done between Maibara and Kyoto, at speeds up to 360km/h. Note how appreciably different the passing speed is between the revenue service top speed of 285 km/h and the trial 360 km/h. The nighttime environment is also nicely atmospheric.
JR Central Hamamatsu Shinkansen Depot updates
miyakoji posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General DiscussionSome updates to JRC's Hamamatsu Shinkansen shop have been featured on Shizuoka Broadcasting's YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEXXi8XQ2sI
Japanese and Indian PM ride shinkansen
bikkuri bahn posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General Discussionhttp://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003344992 Scenes at Kawasaki Heavy's plant in Kobe:
New SiC power modules on N700- first application on HSR
bikkuri bahn posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General Discussionhttp://www.railjournal.com/index.php/high-speed/jr-central-tests-sic-power-modules-on-shinkansen-train.html?channel=523
Tokaido Shinkansen to begin 285km/h operation next month
bikkuri bahn posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General DiscussionWith the spring timetable revision coming into effect March 14, maximum operating speed on the Tokaido Shinkansen will be raised from 270 to 285km/h. An exhibition run with passengers was carried out this Wednesday. The top speed of 285km/h was reached at eight locations between Toyohashi and Mikawa Anjo Stations. With the new schedule 1 train per hour will be run at the higher max speed. The journey time between Tokyo and Shin Osaka will be shortened by three minutes. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20150225/k10015737711000.html
Tokaido Shinkansen speed up in spring 2015
bikkuri bahn posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General Discussionhttp://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201409180073 *not mentioned here, but mentioned in the original Japanese print article, the actual main purpose of the speed-up is not to reduce the total travel time (though that is the general public advertising point) , but rather to facilitate faster timetable recovery in instances of accidents, bad weather, etc. Back in JNR days, the average delay in shinkansen services (in one year) typically ranged over two minutes, while this past decade, this has been reduced to under a minute- in the case of 2003, six seconds. However, last year, the average delay figure rose to 54 seconds. Presumably this technical development will help get that number back down again.
RailKingJP visits Shinkansen bridge
miyakoji posted a topic in Japan Rail: Pictures & VideosSo I'm pruning my YT subscriptions, and of course I'm still subscribing to RailKingJP's channel, but I thought I'd check out a few of his more recent videos. In this installment, he stands just below a bridge that carries the Tokaido Shinkansen over the Sagami River. Looks risky. location of bridge: https://maps.google.co.jp/maps?hl=ja&ll=35.390926,139.373937&spn=0.003582,0.005381&t=h&z=18&brcurrent=3,0x6019ab4b1a823665:0xd50a2e859d1939a1,1