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Sotetsu announces 12000 series for JR through services

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trainsforever8

Look at this beauty 

 

https://tetsudo-ch.com/1088262.html

 

The front of the train does not contain the front emergency door, the body seems to be wider than the previous 20000 series and the front design is inspired by Kabuki Shishiguchi mask.

 

They are supposed to go into service in spring 2019!

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miyakoji
On 10/3/2018 at 1:17 PM, trainsforever8 said:

Kabuki Shishiguchi mask

lol I had to look that up.  I think this is a pretty good looking design although in general I don't care for faux grilles.

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trainsforever8

I like the experimental design of this train, it reminds me of a luxury car

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Khaul
9 hours ago, miyakoji said:

lol I had to look that up.  I think this is a pretty good looking design although in general I don't care for faux grilles.

 

Fake grilles are terrible. At least they got rid of them in the Tesla Model 3.

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ayokoi

I uploaded a video of "Sotetsu 12000 series".

 

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trainsforever8

Beautilful

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chadbag

 

Kind of like an Audi with the angular headlights and the grille

 

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ayokoi

I uploaded a video of "Sotetsu 12000 series".

 

 

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JR 500系

ooohh that looks cool, and way too similar to the Royal Train by Tokyu… 

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trainsforever8

Classy

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bill937ca
Posted (edited)

I really like that dark navy blue livery. Even the trucks match the scheme.  The front looks more like an automobile than a train.  Alas, the interior is pretty standard.

 

New model "12000 series" for Sotetsu and JR direct lines unveiled

 

http://tetsudo-shimbun.com/article/topic/entry-1680.html

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bill937ca

Coming in eight days 4/20/2019. Now there will be the Sotestu 12000 (for JR direct service) and the Sotestu 20000 (for Tokyu line direct service). 

 

When railways begin direct through routings new stock is usually designed to match the signalling and engineering requirements of the combined lines.

 

 

Not to be confused with the Sotestu 20000 (for connection with Tokyu lines) which debuted 2/2018.

 

 

 

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railsquid

Looks like it should be painted brown and running excursions on Kyushu 😉

 

So...when this connection with the Sotetsu is open, the following lines will have direct or indirect operational dependencies:

 

- Sotetsu

- JR Shonan-Shinjuku/Saikyo line
- Tokyu Toyoko line

- Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin line

- Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line

- Seibu Ikebukuro line

- Tobu Tojo line

- Rinkai line

- Minato Mirai line

 

 

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bill937ca

Judging by the electronic trip planners there is  a separate fare each time you pass onto another line starting with the minimum fare for each carrier. 

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railsquid

That's always the case (though sometimes you can get special tickets with a discount).

 

I am thinking about what happens when issues on one line have knock-on effects. When it all works it's fine, but all it takes is one issue on one of the interconnected lines and things get complicated.

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bill937ca
Posted (edited)

Direct service has begun on 20 April, 2019 with the 12000s  Video by tsu1112k.  The 20000 is available from Popondetta (a different , but similar train.)   https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10592180

 

 

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