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  1. 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
  2. An internet survey conducted last month of 703 adults living in the Tokyo Metropolitan area yielded these results(selected reasons follow): Best 3 1. Yamanote Line (convenient, the core of the transport network) 2. Tokyu Toyoko Line (runs through nice neighborhoods, passengers are fashionable) 3. Tokyu Den-en Toshi Line (same as above) Worst 3 1. JR Saikyo Line (full of chikan) 2. JR Keihin Tohoku Line (dirty image) 3. JR Joban Line (full of drunks, delinquents from the boondocks
  3. 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 m
  4. Today i was playing Densha De GO!, while having a nice drive on the Yamanote line, i suddently spotted this freight train between Meguro and Gotanda stations, heading towards Shinjuku. But according to wikipedia ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamanote_Line#History ): "A major explosion on the Yamanote Freight Line in Shinjuku in 1967 led to the diversion of freight traffic to the more distant Musashino Line. " Since the game is set between the late 90s and the early 2000s , why is there a freight train here? Also where it may be going? As far i know there aren't freight
  5. Spotted over at SSC, from a post by Sr. Horn. It will be called the 235 series. Introduction in autumn of 2015. The trains will use either hybrid or full silicon carbide inverters, replacing the silicon inverters used on previous designs. Instead of TIMS, a new system developed by JR East, called INTEROS, will be installed, offering 10x faster transmission speed. http://www.jreast.co.jp/press/2014/20140701.pdf
  6. At Kanda station. A Keihin-Tohoku line E233-1000 stops on the Yamanote line platform. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hbG5I-jW3_Y
  7. Socimi

    Gotanda Station

    http://www.jnsforum.com/community/topic/11049-n-gauge-yamanote-station/?hl=%2Byamanote+%2Bstation In this previous thread i mentioned the idea of a Yamanote Line layout, centered around a station. After a busy period i decided to dig it up and proceed with it. As suggested by many of you i will be building a small station. Specifically Gotanda, in early 2000s, as depicted in Densha De GO! Final, with variations up to 2014 (before platform gates) and down to the late 90s. Circled in blue is the zone i'm going to make. The limits will be marked by the Metropolitan Expressway No.
  8. Ukiyo over on the SSC forum posted this interesting article: http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Mounted-sensors-to-allow-JR-East-to-screen-for-safety-using-in-service-trains Saw one these sensor-equipped trains last winter: http://www.jnsforum.com/community/topic/9548-keihin-tohoku-line-e233-track-monitor/?hl=%2Bkeihin+%2Btohoku+%2Bline
  9. Early this morning, catenary poles on the Yamanote Line between Kanda and Akihabara fell over, disrupting services on both the Yamanote Line and Keihin Tohoku Line. Apparently the poles were not in use (decommissioned), but due to their age, collapsed. Service was disrupted for 9 hours, resuming again around 15:30. More news with specifics is to be out later this evening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6G2SYEuVMc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoUDopRUwr4
  10. 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/
  11. 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
  12. For forum members in Japan, another two hour quiz/trivia program focusing on the Yamanote Line. The program is "[Onegai Ranking Gold]- Actually quite amazing Yamanote Line stations selected by railfans- 2 hour special" 18:56~20:54 on TV Asahi, Saturday Sept. 21 I figure 80+% of program content will be fluff, but there will be a segment on rolling stock maintenance, and a human interest story about a female driver.
  13. For forum members in Japan, Fuji TV will be airing a two hour special tonight (July 6, 7pm~) profiling the Yamanote Line. It is Fuji TV's information program "Real Scope Hyper": http://www.fujitv.co.jp/b_hp/realscope/index.html
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