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Tōkyū Sharyō-seizō Toei 10-300 #10-429

9 april 2019 - Sagamihara (Kanagawa Prefecture, wider Tōkyō agglomeration), Hashimoto station, Keiō platforms (神奈川県相模原市・京王橋本駅).
Train 1423T/2839 (Motoyawata 14:56 - Hashimoto 16:44) in the process of forming train 2848/1622T (Hashimoto 16:47 - Motoyawata 18:26). Neither has an exact weekend equivalent running in the same hours.
Eight-car set 10-420 of the Metropolitan subway is seen here at Hashimoto station track 1. Hashimoto station is a two-track terminus of the nearly 23-km long Keiō Sagamihara line. Once again it`s an example of through train operations between different companies and networks. The Toei Shinjuku line and the Keiō network form a nearly 96-kilometre long through train operations network...
...as well as the largest 1372 mm gauge track network in the world, as well as the only heavy rail network set in this gauge (also called Scotch gauge, set at 4 ft 6 in). The entire network is just above 99 kilometres long and has a fleet of 28 Toei sets (10-300 series) and 111 Keiō sets (series 5000, 7000, 8000, and 9000)
The reason for the 1372 mm gauge is somewhat interesting. The Tōkyō city tram network was build in this gauge since 1903. When the current Keiō lines were being built, they were built in the same gauge with the intention of through operation. In the 60s and 70s the tram network started disappearing bit by bit, and when the metropolitan government was planning to build the 10th subway line (i.e. Shinjuku line), they intended to build it to 1435 mm gauge and have Keiō regauged instead. For the better or for the worse, the ability to use equipment common with the 1435 mm Asakusa line lost to the risk posed by taking the Keiō lines out of service - at that point the areas served were already highly populated. And thus this curiosity remains until today.



Alna Sharyo Nagasaki Denki Kidō 500 series #504

11 february 2019 - Nagasaki (Pref. Nagasaki), Ōbashimachi 3-ban, near Urakami-shako stop (長崎県長崎市大橋町3番). For administrative purposes, the Nagasaki tram network is split into five lines, and fundamentally services operate on four routes: 1 (blue), 3 (red), 4 (yellow), and 5 (green). The timetable also mentions the existence of a route no. 2, which operates only one lap in the evening, around 11 pm. On top of that, there are unscheduled extras operating between the depot and Shinchi-chūkagai (the latter being a major stop in the city centre). Both route no. 2 and the extras are branded in white. The least frequent route is no. 4, which operates every ca. 12 minutes. The other routes operate every 5 to 8 minutes, but in reality the timetable is very theoretical.


Hitachi Nagasaki Denki Kidō 211 series #212

11 february 2019 - Nagasaki (Nagasaki Prefecture), Kawaguchimachi 12-ban, Urakami-kaidō, near Genbaku-shiryōkan stop (長崎県長崎市川口町12番・浦上街道). Two days after returning to Tokyo from the freezing north with the Japanese version of Ryanair (although the opinion didn`t come from my own flight as much as my dormmates`... or rather the cancellations. One of my friends was supposed to return only 5 hours later, she didn`t fly until two days later, the others none the better.), I jumped on another flight - to Nagasaki...
City which one cannot have not heard of. As it stands today, it is the second and last atomic bomb attack target. Nonetheless, it`s just as important for having been the only city in Japan which conducted international trade for over 200 years. The city lies in a valley and can be divided into two major portions. For us the enthusiasts, however, the more important part will be the tram network. Since its opening in 1914, it has not lost a kilometre in the net total. Aside from moving one line in the 40s or 50s, the network has only been developed since the opening, with a total of 11.5 km of lines today. It`s powered by 600V DC, and runs on 1435 mm gauge tracks - unusually enough for Japan.



Alna Sharyo Nagasaki Denki Kidō 1500 series #1503

11 february 2019 - Nagasaki (Nagasaki Prefecture), Aburayamachi 4-ban, near Sofukuji terminus (長崎県長崎市油屋町4番). The entire Nagasaki tram fleet is based on these single-unit bi-directional mid-to-high-floor cars. Each one is equipped with two doors - the middle/back door for entering and the front door for getting off (you know the drill by now, don`t you?). The fare is paid when getting off, and a single adult is 120 yen (€0.95) - as far as I know that makes it the cheapest tram fare in Japan. There`s also a day pass for 500 yen, which is not available in the cars themselves. And now, a bit of disappointment - Nagasaki does not accept the common nation-wide IC cards, such as Pasmo or Suica, yet. There is a card indeed, however it`s local, accepted only around Nagasaki. This makes it the second city in Japan where I was forced to take out hard currency to travel around the city...


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Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Star #札幌200か31-82

7 february 2019 - Sapporo (Hokkaidō), Chūō-ku, Kita 1-jō Nishi 3-chōme (北海道札幌市中央区北1条西3丁目). Time to finish off the short series from Sapporo. In saying that, I`m starting to get freaked out seeing just how many photos I`ve accumulated over the past month from across Japan (and beyond). Here`s another key bus operator, Chūō Bus. Their presence around Sapporo is just as noticeable as JR`s.


Hino Blue Ribbon City #札幌200か32-37

7 february 2019 - Sapporo (Hokkaidō), Chūō-ku, Kita 3-jō Nishi 3-chōme (北海道札幌市中央区北3条西3丁目). Sapporo`s buses operate on the usual rear-entry front-exit system. Fares are paid when getting off, and as usual in Japan, the fares are based on distance travelled, although fares close to the city centre don`t go above 210 yen, if not 100 in a certain area. All bus operators accept the usual IC card payments that are accepted nationwide. Thus a tourist who has been in Japan for a few days and knows the story shouldn`t have major issues with fare payment... although getting one`s head wrapped around the bus network itself isn`t easy, but that`s a countrywide problem to begin with.


Miscellaneous vehicles #214

6 february 2019 - Sapporo (Hokkaidō), Chūō-ku, Minami 22-jō Nishi 14-chōme, near the tram depot (北海道札幌市中央区南22条西14丁目). For purely documentational purposes here`s a Sapporo tram. The tram network is a loop (which has been completed since the photos previously uploaded here). Thus fundamentally the tram functions as an 内回り uchi-mawari "inner loop" and 外回り soto-mawari "outer loop" - counter-clockwise and clockwise respectively. For scheduling and legal purposes, the terminus is Susukino in the city centre. Much like is the case on buses, passengers also board trams at the rear, get off at the front and pay when alighting, however a flat fare is in place. Most of the fleet is high-floor, from the 50s up until the 80s, however when I took this photo two diagrams were operated by low-floor stock (one on each loop). In Sapporo`s case this means short articulated three-piece cars. Unfortunately, they`re a lot less roomy inside...


Hitachi Tokyo Metro 10000 series #10135

2 january 2019 - Kawagoe (Saitama Prefecture), northern end of Tōbu Railway`s Kawagoeshi station (埼玉県川越市-川越市駅). Unit 10135F pulls into platfrom 3 to form train C2135S/A1435S, the 14:40 Kawagoeshi - 15:07/09 Wakōshi - 16:03 Shin-kiba (Sat/Sun/Hol). The exact same train in Mon-Fri is numbered C2179S/A1479S.
One characteristic feature of many suburban and regional railways around Tokyo, but not limited to, is the operational co-operation, that`s to say, through train running. This means that trains enter rail lines owned by completely distinct companies. In a lot of cases this is limited to just two lines and to companies, but here is an example from one of the biggest networks - seven distinct lines (Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō and Fukutoshin lines, Tōkyū Tōyoko line, Seibu Ikebukuro and Yūrakuchō lines, and finally, as seen above, Tōbu Tōjō line) are operated with stock from five different companies (however, due to the geographical layout and safety system details, not all stock operates over all lines). Thus the double train number - C2135S only as far as Wakōshi, and A1435S from thereafter, once it enters the metro network.
Through train running as seen in Japan is quite convenient and helpful - for example, between the rush hours I have a direct train to Yokohama every 30 minutes. Mind you, Yokohama is 40 km away as the crow flies, but I would have to change trains twice otherwise. Unfortunately, this also means that an accident at one end of the puzzle affects passengers three companies, two hours` worth of travel and 80 kilometres away. That is critical when one considers the typical scheduling and planning methods in Japan, which rely heavily on trains with different stopping patterns, connections and taking each other over. In the most extreme of cases, one can even see stock which should not appear whatsoever on a particular diagram - that`s to say, stock from a different company.



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Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Star #534-8814

6 february 2019 - Sapporo (Hokkaidō), Chūō-ku, Ōdori nishi-9-chōme (北海道札幌市中央区大通西9丁目). I went to Sapporo for three nights. The main purpose was the 70th edition of the Snow Festival and in general just sightseeing... any photos are more or less accidental, when I was bothered enough to grab my camera from under my coat. The temperature, as you might assume, didn`t rise above -1°C at any time. There was an international presence at the Snow Festival too - a number of teams (incl. a Polish one), as well as the US Navy.


Isuzu Erga Mio #421-7961

6 february 2019 - Sapporo (Hokkaidō), Chūō-ku, Miyanomori 2-jō 16-chōme, near Ōkurayama kyōgijō iriguchi bus stop (北海道札幌市中央区宮の森2条16丁目). For those interested in seeing the Sapporo Olympic Museum, or perhaps the Ōkurayama ski jump, I recommend the 円14 (maru-14) bus departing from 円山公園 Maruyamakōen metro station. For I believe 210 yen the bus takes a short while to reach the stop around where the photo was taken, from where all that`s left is another 10-15 minute climb to the ski jump itself. What`s slightly amusing is the route`s timetable: in the inter-peak it runs every 20-40 minutes, and there`s no point in looking for something else it might be coordinated with, because there just isn`t anything.


Nissan Diesel ADG-RA273MAN / NSK 96MC B-I #札幌200か46-68

7 february 2019 - Sapporo (Hokkaidō), Minami-ku, Kawazoe 5-jō 1-chōme, exit from Kawazoe office of Jōtetsu (北海道札幌市南区川沿5条1丁目). The next major bus company around Sapporo is Jōtetsu, who mostly operate routes towards the south of the city, including rapid services to some popular onsen. I was taken completely by surprise by the unexpected presence of their bus garage pretty much across the street from my hotel, but a quick look around the grounds and I instantly knew that there`s no chance for any photos from the garage without looking overly suspicious...


Isuzu Erga #札幌200か15-04

7 february 2019 - Sapporo (Hokkaidō), Chūō-ku, Kita 1-jō Nishi 3-chōme (北海道札幌市中央区北1条西3丁目). I`m not sure why, but walking around central Sapporo I felt as if I was walking around Manhattan... not that I had ever been to the latter.


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Scania K360UA 6x2/2LB / Volgren Optimus #001

27 december 2018 - Niigata (Niigata Pref.), Chūō-ku, Hanazono (1. chōme), Niigata station northside front (新潟県新潟市中央区花園1丁目). Nearly four months after my arrival in Japan and I finally find an articulated bus. Niigata Kōtsū has four of these bendy buses in their fleet, and they operate Rapid journeys on Niigata`s BRT as route B10...
But to be honest to call route B10 a BRT route is kind of an insult towards true BRT systems. The only things that make this route stand out above all the others in Niigata is the relatively high frequency (every 10 minutes for most of the day with peak-hours extras), a flat fare (210 yen unless travelling between Niigata station and Bandai bus terminal, then it`s 100 yen), and the occassional articulated buses. Other than that it`s pretty much the same as everything else - most of the route follows typical streets with only pieces of bus lanes in a few places. It was nice to listen to the European flavour for a change thanks to the Scania chassis, but everything else disappointed me completely given the branding created.



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Isuzu KC-LV380L Cubic #H26-I

30 december 2018 - Niigata (Niigata Pref.), Chūō-ku, Hanazono (1. chōme), Niigata station northside front (新潟県新潟市中央区花園1丁目). Ladies and gentlemen, please do not adjust your receivers. If you`re seeing something that looks like a rather meager copy of the good old Berliet PR, everything is quite alright... the Japanese themselves admit that the design was based off the Berliet PR100. The difference is this, however: Renault finished with the PR100-esque front in 1993, Jelcz did so in 1996, while Isuzu kept the Cubic going on well into the year 2000. Apparently there are versions with somewhat normal middle doors...


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Isuzu Erga #H716-I

30 december 2018 - Niigata (Niigata Pref.), Chūō-ku, Hanazono (1. chōme), Niigata station northside front (新潟県新潟市中央区花園1丁目). Last time, I presented a few buses from Sado island. This time around however I`ll be showing some shots from Niigata itself, the capital of the prefecture by the same name. Niigata is a port city, one of a few sea gates towards Korea, north China, and Russia. Inhabited by some 810 thousand, the first mention of its name come from 1520. The Niigata port was one of the five that were to be first opened to international traffic in 1858 after the first international agreements that were to open Japan to the world after 250 years of closing itself off. One of the characteristic features of the city up until the second half of the previous century was the network of canals, the layout of which forms part of the current street network. Nowadays Niigata is mostly a rular-oriented city - it`s famous for the highest quality white rice across the country, for example. From a tourist`s point of view, I found it just slightly surprising to see tourist information provided in... Russian, although it makes sense given the city`s location.


Nissan Diesel PKG-RA274KAN / NSK 96MC #H398-N

27 december 2018 - Niigata (Niigata Prefecture), Chūō-ku, Bandai bridge (新潟県新潟市中央区万代橋). The company responsible for city and suburban buses in Niigata is Niigata Kōtsū Kabushiki-gaisha, a private company with quite the interesting shareholders (e.g. Bridgestone and Isuzu). The company is also the mother company of two other operators: Niigata Kōtsū Kankō Bus Kabushiki-gaisha, which is mostly in charge of the suburban routes as well as long-distance runs and private hire, as well as the already shown Niigata Kōtsū Sado Kabushiki-gaisha, which runs on Sado island. The fleet operated by the three companies is an absolute mixture, although the mother company seems to have the most of the newest fleet. The network in Niigata itself is sorted out on a sort of "tree" basis. Routes are numbered with three characters: the first, a letter, shows the cardinal direction (B for the BRT routes, more on that later; C for central Niigata; E, W, S are self-explanatory); the second, a digit, is a number distinguishing the particular "tree", and the last, also a digit, distinguishes the individual variation/route. With the exception of the B1x routes, fares are all distance-based. The entire network works on the rear-entry basis. As opposed to Sado island, here one can pay with a smart card.


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Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Star K #G1199-M

29 december 2018 - Sado Island (Niigata Pref.), Sawata (Kubota), Honsha depot near Sawata bus station (新潟県佐渡市佐和田)... to be perfectly honest, I`m not exactly sure what`s up with the address around here.
Public transport on Sado Island is in the hands of Niigata Kōtsū Sado Kabushiki-gaisha, a daughter company of the operator in charge of the prefecture capital`s bus network. Services are comparable with the Polish PKS services of the years gone past. Fourteen routes are in operation, numbered for the public more than anything else as 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, and 22. There are also openly-available school buses as part of some of the above routes as well as routes 15 and 17. The comparison to the Polish PKS is not amiss - the only decently running routes are 1, 2, and 10, and maybe 9 if you push the argument. The rest have no more than 5-6 departures per day each in a given direction. The timetable is split into workday and weekend timetables, and the latter only lacks a handful of departures and the school runs. The wide public can take copies home anyway - the entire network fits on two A3-size double-sided pages, one for weekdays, the other for weekends. The company has five depots on the island - the one seen above is the main one.
Don`t let appearances fool you though. Although yes, you can only pay in exact cash, and the prices are a bit steep (I still regret not having bought a day pass which would`ve paid itself back by the second trip) even for Japan, the passenger information is maintained perfectly. Stops can be in various states and of varying quality, but you`ll always find a timetable, and all buses have next stop announcements - even in English on rte 1. The network is clearly not built with the tourist in mind, but it`s difficult to blame the company given the island`s problems mentioned earlier.



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Isuzu Erga #H1068-I

29 december 2018 - Sado Island (Niigata Prefecture), Aikawa, Sado-shi Aikawa-shisho terminus (新潟県佐渡市相川).
I had to dig through tender paperwork from when Yokohama-shi Kōtsūkyoku were selling this bus in order to fill in the data. Thankfully everything was there, if not more.
Sado Island. The sixth biggest island of Japan, counting the four main islands and Okinawa, and not counting territories disputed with the Russian Federation. The population stands at almost 55,000. In times gone past, the island had two purposes: it was the place of exile for the less politically comfortable (the only punishment worse than exile in Sado at the time was death itself), and then a gold mine was established here. The gold dug here pumped a large portion of the Tokugawa shogunate economy. At its best, the island was inhabited by approx. 122 thousand people. Now the island shares the nationwide problem of aging population. Coupled with the lack of third level education, many young people are left with little choice and simply enough just leave.



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Scania N280UB 4x2 EB / Volgren Optimus #P-D902

25 december 2018 - Tōkyō, Toshima-ku, Minami-ōtsuka (3. chōme), near Yamanote line Ōtsuka station (東京都豊島区南大塚3丁目). First of all, I`d like to wish, albeit a bit late, all that`s good - above all I`d like to wish for fellow fans to not walk right into your frames ;) I hadn`t anticipated the number of fans here - these were the first revenue runs of the first fully low-floor city bus in Japan. It was deployed on duty 116 on route 都02 - here it`s just after departing out of service back to the garage for a break after two laps. Toei took deliveries of five of these already - D901 to Shibuya garage, D902 (above) and D903 to Sugamo garage, and D904 and D905 to Waseda garage. Photos on Twitter, however, suggest that up to, or maybe only as far as D921 have been manufactured already.


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Isuzu Erga #9857

6 december 2018 - Niiza (Saitama Pref.), Kitano (1. chōme) and Tōhoku (1. and 2. chōme) border (埼玉県新座市北野1丁目・東北1・2丁目). Here you can see a typical city bus layout when it comes to Japan - a dual-door standard bus, in recent years more likely than not on a low-entry chassis. The two doors are segregated: one is for entry, the other for exit. However, there is no strict rule defining which door will have which purpose. In the Tōkyō general area it depends on when the fare is paid: if it`s a flat fare paid when getting on, board at the front, if it`s a distance-based fare paid when getting off, board at the middle. Thus Kyōto surprised me as, despite a flat fare, one pays when getting off, so the boarding is through the middle door.


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Isuzu Erga #6909

13 december 2018 - Shiki (Saitama Pref.), Honchō 5. chōme, Shiki-eki Higashi-guchi terminus (埼玉県志木市本町5丁目). This is the third photo within a kilometre of each other now, and a third bus company. When it comes to integration, Europe is like a heaven. It`s impossible to see ticket unions here (with minor exceptions regarding day tickets, like in Kyōto). On-stop passenger information usually leads to a forest of stops, as each operator places their own flags and schedules, although oddly enough termini are well integrated. As for the Internet, most companes refer over to nation-wide search engines, such as Navitime, but even then often to separate subpages that only cover their own services. Most trips are paid on a trip by trip basis, and because of long-term tickets - commuter passes as they`re referred to here - it`s impossible to find network-wide tickets spanning over multiple operators. There are, however, routes operated by two operators simultaneously, surprisingly enough, and in those cases one can actually buy a commuter pass covering both operators on that route. The cherry on top of the icing lays in the network maps on board the buses which show... only the routes operated by that particular garage.


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Isuzu Erga #A6-954

13 december 2018 - Niiza City (Saitama Pref., Greater Tōkyō Area), Tōhoku district along 1st and 2nd chōme, Tōhoku Komyuniti Sentā junction (埼玉県新座市東北1・2丁目). With that said, I`d like to say hello :) I hope to add worthwhile content to this photogallery.

With this photo, I think I can summarise the essence of Japanese suburbs quite well: not the widest streets (sidewalk not compulsory), completely mixed high-rise and low buildings, mandatory kombini in a relatively accessible distance (here: 7-Eleven), wiring out in the open, at least a few bicycles within eye`s reach, and along the afore-mentioned street a local city buses passes quite regularly (or not), whose purpose is a feeder to the closest railway station or stop. Sleepertown, no more, no less.



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Hino S’elega HIMR hybrid #立山35

5 may 2015 - Murodo, 2450 m npm (Japonia). Wjechaliśmy komunikacją publiczną niemal na Rysy.


Tōkyū Sharyō-seizō 300 #307

7 may 2015 - Tokio. Setagaya Line. Ta 5-kilometrowa peryferyjna linia to obecnie jeden z dwóch systemów jakie pozostały z dawnej wielkiej tokijskiej sieci tramwajowej.


Kinki Sharyo 1000 #1002

2 may 2015 - Hiroszima, Hakushima. Dziewiątka to najkrótsza linia, licząca około kilometra długości. Ma na swojej trasie tylko 5 przystanków, a przejazd nią jest tańszy niż pozostałymi liniami. Widoczny tu wagon 1002 ma na imię Piccola, podczas gdy jego brat bliźniak 1001 to Piccolo.


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Tōkyū Sharyō-seizō 300 #305/355

27 october 2014 - Kurakawa, drewniana podłoga w tramwaju zawsze mile widziana ale czemu w ruchu liniowym?


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Teikoku sharyō 351 #354

25 october 2014 - Osaka, Abikomichi. Przystanek przy zajezdni na którym cały czas wymieniają się motorniczowie.


Tōkyō Toden 8500 #8502

19 october 2014 - Tokio, koło przystanku Oji. Wagon oddala się od fotografującego całkiem rześko przyspieszając.


Teikoku sharyō 351 #353

22 october 2014 - Sakai, przejazd tramwajowy pokonuje wagon 353. Nie wiem kto to robił i poza model 351 nic nie znalazłem w sieci.


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Tōkyū Sharyō-seizō 600 #601

22 october 2014 - Sakai, Oshoji. Dalej od Osaki linia nabiera już typowego kolejowego charakteru.


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Tōkyū Sharyō-seizō 7000 #7723

18 october 2014 - Stacja Shimotakaido. Widok na wijącego się kibelka na stacji położonej na łuku. Generalnie tutejsza komunikacja nie jest zbyt fotogeniczna. W ogóle co tu można zobaczyć?


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Nissan Diesel Space Runner RA Non-Step / NSK 96MC #14-88

15 october 2014 - Tokio.


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3000 series #3003

20 june 2008 - Hakodate (JP). Typowy przedstawiciel tutejszego taboru tramwajowego. W tej chwili nic więcej o nim nie jestem w stanie powiedzieć, ale może wkrótce uda się ustalić jakąś systematykę

Author: Amiden Source Published under GNU FDL



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9000 series #9601

25 april 2008 - Hakodate (JP). W Europie modułowe konstrukcje tramwajowe potrafią być wydłużane do 6-7 członów o długości kilkudziesięciu metrów. W Japonii jak widać panują odwrotne trendy :)

Author:Mugu-shisai Source Published under GNU FDL



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Miscellanous vehicles #142

august 2001 - Hakodate (JP). Tramwaj z serii "wieś tańczy i śpiewa" ;-)

Author:Sui-setz Source Published under GNU FDL



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8000 series #8003

25 april 2008 - Hakodate (JP). Po mieście kursują dwie linie tramwajowe 2 i 5. Gdy sieć była nieco większa, zapewne obsadzone były również "brakujące" numerki.

Author:Mugu-shisai Source Published under GNU FDL



2000 series #2002

20 june 2006 - Hakodate (JP). Sieć tramwajowa w tym mieście ma obecnie 10,9 km długości i jest obsługiwana przez 2 linie.

Author: Amiden Source Published under GNU FDL



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5000 series #5615

2 november 2006 - Sapporo (JP), stacja Minami Hiragishi. Budowę metra w Sapporo rozpoczęto w ramach przygotowań do zimowej olimipady '72. Pierwszy odcinek otwarto w 1971 r., obecnie sieć składa się z trzech linii o łącznej długości 48 km. Metro w Sapporo wyróżnia się specyficzną technologią: gumowe koła + szyna prowadząca.

Author: 出々 吾壱 Source Published under GNU FDL



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Kawasaki SWIMO

17 march 2008 - Sapporo (JP). Protypowy tramwaj SWIMO firmy Kawasaki na testach. Jego cechy to ultra-niska podłoga oraz baterie Ni-MH umożliwiające jazdę bez sieci trakcyjnej.

Author: bellz_asamidou Source Published under GNU FDL



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8500 series #8502

21 january 2009 - Sapporo (JP), Fukuzumi Soeri Dori. Wagon serii 8500. Wydaje się, że serie 85xx stanowią podstawowy typ taboru w Sapporo

Author: Tennen-Gas Source Published under GNU FDL .



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8520 series #8521

2 june 2006 - Sapporo (JP), Shiroishi Moiwa Dori. Mniej więcej w połowie trasy dookoła centrum miasta. Wagon wbrew pozorom sfotografowano od tyłu - w Japonii obowiązuje ruch lewostronny.

Author: 100yen Source. Published under GNU FDL



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Yuki 10 #11

20 january 2009 - Sapporo (JP), Minami 1jo Dori. Pług odśnieżny "Sasara". W sumie nie różni się zbytnio od obecnych tu już radzieckich konstrukcji, no ale w przeciwieństwie do nich ma szczotki wykonane z bambusa.

Author: Tennen-Gas Source. Published under GNU FDL



Miscellanous vehicles #247

2 june 2006 - Sapporo (JP), Fukuzumu Soen Dori. Niezidentyfikowany wagon mija zajezdnię. W szczytowym okresie rozwoju, sieć tramwajowa miała długość 25 km i była obsługiwana przez 7 linii. Obecna linia ma 8,4 km i 23 przystanki. Częstość kursowania waha się do 3 do 8 min.

Author: WestSource. Published under GNU FDL



Miscellanous vehicles #M101

31 march 2005 - Sapporo (JP), Nishi Hacchōme. W mieście kojarzącym się w Polsce głównie z legendarnym skokiem Wojciecha Fortuny kursuje obecnie jedna, prawie okrężna linia tramwajowa (na mapce Google ładnie widać jej przebieg). Oprócz tego do dyspozycji mieszkańców są 3 linie metra. Tak wygląda sytuacja miejskiego transportu szynowego w wielu japońskich miastach: podstawę stanowi metro lub SKM ale oprócz tego zachowały się jedna-dwie linie klasycznego tramwaju w centrum, jako pozostałość po istniejących niegdyś większych sieciach.

PS Mając na celu poszerzanie międzynarodowego charakteru TWB, tak mnie coś naszło by powrzucać nieco zdjęć udostępnionych do swobodnego rozprzestrzeniania na Wikipedii. Jest to troche pójście na łatwiznę, bo należałoby samemu tam pojechać i obfocić, no ale może i to kiedyś też nastąpi :)

Author: Ken Funakoshi Source Published under GNU FDL



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