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  1. bikkuri bahn

    Kawasaki efWING bogies on NY subway

    I wasn't aware of this until yesterday, but since last year Kawasaki has been testing their efWING CFRP bogies on NY subway rolling stock. This is not noted in the Japanese wikipedia entry. More recent example: KHI website: https://www.khi.co.jp/mobility/rail/bogie/efwing.html
  2. It looks better head-on rather than three-quarters, imo...
  3. It will be designated the 500 series. Eight 3 car sets will be built by KHI. Features include full active suspension on all cars and permanent magnet synchronous motors. The three car sets will be designed to couple/uncouple en route with other three car sets to expand/shrink consists depending on passenger demand and service patterns. Introduction scheduled for spring 2017. This is the first order for rolling stock by Tobu awarded to KHI since 1946. http://www.tobu.co.jp/file/pdf/4c10174fc83e8d1045e7adde5e16c37a/150422.pdf?date=20150421135208
  4. JR Hokkaido's new KIHA285, from Higashi-Yodogawa to Ohmi-Shiotsu, courtesy of Masaharu Aono.
  5. bikkuri bahn

    MRT trains sent back to manufacturer

    Singapore-based forumers are probably already well-acquainted with this story, but here is some information of recent developments: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/china-made-mrt-trains-sent-back-to-fix-defects
  6. http://asia.nikkei.com/Japan-Update/Japan-rail-car-builders-rolling-out-next-gen-diesel-trains
  7. Yesterday a joint statement of four railways was issued announcing the intention of starting reserved seat service using the to-be-delivered Seibu 40000 series. Starting from Spring 2017, this service will operate weekends and holidays between Chichibu and Yokohama Chukagai (for sightseers), and weekdays, on a Seibu Ikebukuro Line-Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line routing (for commuters). The 40000 series feature rotating seats, convertible between longitudinal and airline configurations. http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2016/06/16/264/ press release: http://www.seibu-group.co.jp/railways/news/news-release/2016/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2016/06/16/20160616_zasekisiteisouchoku_1.pdf
  8. Sanyo Dentetsu will introduce new rolling stock within the fiscal year, the first new units in 15 years. Designated the 6000 series, the aluminum-bodied rolling stock will consist of a total of 6 units, in 3 two-car formations. They will be capable of being used on both local services and incorporated in direct limited express rakes. The carriages will be 18.9m long, equipped with VVVF inverters, LED lighting, fully enclosed PMSM motors, and interestingly, a braking system that prevents flats on wheelsets. They will be manufactured by longtime supplier Kawasaki Heavy. http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2015/05/20/638/
  9. For forum members in Japan, you may want to tune into the TV Tokyo program "Miraiseiki Jipangu", Monday 10pm. The program topic will be Japanese export trains. The one hour program will be divided into three parts: 1.Thailand- old blue train rolling stock and SL. Bangkok Metro rolling stock built by Jtrec. 2.UK- Class 395 and IEP. 3.USA- DC metro and KHI, New York subway interior design by Japanese. http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/zipangu/
  10. Been awhile since this proposed trainset has last been in the news. With the PM's U.S. visit, it looks like this model will be officially offered for the California project. Apparently tender bids by the various manufacturers will occur sometime this year. Kyodo News report via the Japan Times (yecch...): http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/04/25/business/japanese-consortium-to-propose-kawasaki-heavy-bullet-trains-for-high-speed-line-in-california/ ...efSET, something like a "super" E7 set?
  11. Sapporo City Transportation Bureau announced Oct. 31 that new rolling stock for the Toho Line, designated the 9000 series, will begin operation next year in April. The new sets will begin to be delivered to the Toho Line depot next month from KHI Hyogo. A total of 80 cars, arranged in 4 car sets of 20, will be delivered by FY2016. The new units will be fitted for ATO/DOO, in conjunction with platform door installation on the Toho Line. They will be equipped with VVVF inverters and interior LED lighting. Bogies and portions of the couplers from current Toho Line stock will be reused on the new units to reduce costs. In addition to emergency escape ladders fitted on the cab car ends, ladders will also be fitted to the middle cars. Interior fittings will employ "universal design" principles to create a barrier free passenger experience. http://response.jp/article/2014/11/04/236554.html http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2014/11/04/426/
  12. bikkuri bahn

    A visit to KHI's Yonkers Plant

    A surprisingly good photo essay of a visit to Kawasaki Rail's facility at Yonkers, New York. Especially valued are views of the KW155 bogies, which appear to be monolink with bolster air cushion suspension type. http://www.businessinsider.com/subway-car-factory-2014-9?op=1
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