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History of Japanese Train Stations Videos.

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Tomodachi Mike

I though I would start this thread about videos which details the history of Japanese train stations. Form their early beginnings to the mega station some of them are today. 

 

 

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cteno4

25B yen seems awfully high.

 

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Tomodachi Mike

I'm not too sure of the price of construction in Japan from a labor and materials point of view, but similar projects in Australia are of similar ball park prices. 

They are building over a live line also, so that would add to cost. Maybe cost of labor is high in Japan. 

https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/current-projects/redfern-station-upgrade-new-southern-concourse

 

 

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cteno4

Yeah I guess it’s also expensive building around tracks. Just the cost of a good sized high rise.

 

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railsquid

Digging around a bit, the 25 billion yen figure (quoted by JR in their 2016 press release [1]) covers construction work at Harajuku, Sendagaya (rebuilding the disused second platform, resiting the entrance) and Shinanomachi (adding platform doors), though no doubt the lion's share will be accounted for by Harajuku.

 

[1] https://www.jreast.co.jp/press/2016/20160605.pdf

 

The Harajuku site is a tricky one as not only is the construction alongside/over 4 very busy tracks (which pretty much restricts any serious work to the 3~4 hours available during the night), it's also a *very* constricted site so you've got factors like needing late-night just-in-time delivery of materials etc. adding to the cost.

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Tomodachi Mike

Very good pick up there railsquid, i missed that the 25B was for all the stations in the press release.

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Tomodachi Mike

Longest video yet, I hope you enjoy it, I'm sure there is one or two things out of wack. 😀

 

 

 

 

 

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Tomodachi Mike

An interesting history of Ueno Station. 

 

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RossDensha

Nice videos,

and it's also nice to hear an Australian accent explaining these things!

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HankyuDentetsu

These videos are absolutely top notch. Great info, production values - subscribed to your youtube channel so keep them coming!

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