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I think I saw this video sometime back, but it is very interesting to see the space below what looks like overhead railway tracks put to good use... The amount of traffic controllers are a lot too for safety reasons, but it is a good idea to use that space since the passengers for the buses will not worry about rain too!

 

 

whats above the terminal? rr tracks? road? looks interesting to model!

 

jeff

 

It looks like overhead railway tracks but I cant be too sure...

 

Yap that's a great idea! Perhaps we can remodel it to make a nice bus terminal scene!

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I had a thought the bus terminal is inter-connected with the railway station. Something good for passengers without the need to exit the station.

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The whole area is interconnected with tunnels.  Hankyu, JR West, Hanshin, Portliner, 2x subways are all within 150-200m of each other.

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This bus terminal is actually not physically connected to the railway station, but only under the JR tracks. You have to go outside to get to this place. It reminds me a little of the bus terminals I've been to in Portugal in the late 1990s, snuggly tucked away in inconspicuous buildings in city centres.

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This bus terminal is actually not physically connected to the railway station, but only under the JR tracks. You have to go outside to get to this place. It reminds me a little of the bus terminals I've been to in Portugal in the late 1990s, snuggly tucked away in inconspicuous buildings in city centres.

 

If I remember right, these videos show the parking area for the coaches coming mainly from northern Hyogo prefecture, Shikoku, Awaji island, and Chugoku as well as other areas of Japan. The actual terminal where passengers get on and off buses is on the lower level, SE corner of JR Sannomiya station.

 

I believe there are plans for an all new bus terminal as part of the redevelopment of Sannomiya. That would be east of the existing terminal and south of the JR tracks.

 

With respect to the train lines, the Hanshin lines also carry Kintetsu and Sanyo trains. Kintetsu goes to Nara and Sanyo to Himeji. So Sannomiya is a pretty interesting area from a train and bus spotting perpective. Probably less than a mile north of Sannomiya is Shin-Kobe station which is where the Shinkansen stops. A mile or two south is Kobe airport, and Kobe has numerous ferries as it is a major sea port. Because Kobe is by the mountains, it has cable cars and ropeways up the mountains as well. A transportation buff's dream. 

 

I lived in Kobe when I was in grade school many years ago. Again, if I remember right, the area underneath the JR tracks was pretty shabby then with shanties in some places - but maybe not at Sannomiya proper. It all looks nice now.

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In the JRM NYC layout we had tucked several things under the viaduct. Ones was the taxi garage and it was perfect effect with a parking area next to it under the tracks as well full of taxis. Now going to have to think about busses in layout 3.0 coming up as its based primarily on the NYC layout design.

 

Jeff

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Oh wow... I wonder how many bus companies are still running Showa Era buses! 

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Apparently this is the last year for the trolleybus line.  Another video, this one showing the maintenance shed and the outdoor terminal.  i think these buses have short distance batteries.  Video by 丸窓電車

 

 

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When a bus wants to be like a train...

 

 

Interesting it actually runs on dedicated overhead viaducts! 

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I’ve often wondered if this would work well for brt in some congested spaces here in the us to get running fast. Easy to electrify probably wirh side or center contacts and batteries in the stations. Wonder how economics work out.

 

jeff

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There is a guided busway outside of Cambridge, cost hugely more than estimated and does nothing to avoid the horrendous traffic in the town centre...

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