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Markn

Shinkansen platform sharing question.

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Markn

Hello,

 

Is there anywhere where in Japan where the Shinkansen share an island platform with 3’6 gauge trains?  Shinkansen trains one side of the platform and the 3’6 the other side of the platform. 

 

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Mark. 

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katoftw

Akita shinkasen

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Markn

Thank you. 

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Sacto1985

I believe the new Niigata Station configuration is "almost" there, where Shinkansen and zairaisen tracks on the same level and very close to each other.

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bikkuri bahn

Opening ceremony for that new platform at Niigata station:

 

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JR 500系

Wow that's amazing! Talk about convenience! Just separated by a ticket gate! 

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Yavianice

Don't forget Shin-Yatsushiro station! Though I am not sure if the normal limited express still stops there after the flop of the gauge changing train.

 

 

 

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(added a slightly better youtube video)

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katoftw

Shin-Yatsushiro was only for the first stage of the Kyushu Shinkansen.  Shin-Yatsushiro to Kagoshima-Chuo.

 

The ramp is still there that the limited express took.  But has been converted to shinkansen guage and has the Guage Change Facility at the bottom of the ramp.

 

http://deadsection.image.coocan.jp/dead_sec/shinyatsushiro/shinyatsushiro.htm

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