Saturday, February 27, 2010

"Takadanobaba, Mejiro, and Sugamo Stations"

A set of video clips basically covering a trip from Takadanobaba Station to Itabashi-Kuyakucho-mae Station, and then a couple of short views of the area right by Itabashi-Kuyakucho-mae Station. Taken between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m., the trains and streets are not crowded.

"Yamanote Line - at Takadanobaba Station" (100219-1006)

The sights and sounds of a Yamanote Line train stopped at Takadanobaba Station, including the doors-about-to-close melody.

山手線の高田馬場駅 東京 (Recorded on Friday, February 19th, 2010, at 10:06 a.m.)

"Yamanote Line at Mejiro Station as Various Trains Pass" (100219-1008)

Various trains pass as the Yamanote Line train pulls into and stops at Mejiro Station.

山手線の目白駅と通る電車 東京 (Recorded on Friday, February 19th, 2010, at 10:08 a.m.)

"Yamanote Line Side View as Train Leaves Mejiro Station" (100219-1009)

A right side view out the window of a Yamanote Line train as it leaves Mejiro Station and heads for the next stop, Ikebukuro. At the end of the clip is a brief look inside the train.

山手線 目白駅から出発、池袋駅へ向かう 東京 (Recorded on Friday, February 19th, 2010, at 10:09 a.m.)

"Sugamo Yamanote Line Platform to Toei-Mita Line Platform" (100219-1016)

Beginning with stepping off of a Yamanote Line train at Sugamo Station, this shows the route through Sugamo Station (part of which was under reconstruction when this clip was taken) and down into the tunnels to take the Toei-Mita Line subway.

I was surprised to see that the train was a Tokyu Corporation train, but taking a look at my train map, I see that some of the Tokyu-Meguro Line trains seamlessly connect with the Toei-Mita Line trains, so naturally there are some Tokyu Railways (they operate several lines) trains running out on the Toei-Mita Line tracks. In this video, you can clearly see the Tokyu Corporation logo on the outside of the train.

I used to use the Toei-Mita Line (about 15 years ago I think it was), and it didn't have the safety walls between the platform and the rails back then.

巣鴨駅の山手線から、都営三田線までの乗り換え道 東京 (Recorded on Friday, February 19th, 2010, at 10:16 a.m.)

"Boarding Toei-Mita Line Train at Sugamo Station" (100219-1019)

Waiting at Sugamo Station for a Toei-Mita Line train and boarding it when it comes in. (Notice the silver and red "Tokyu Corporation" marks on the side of the train.) After climbing aboard, looking down the middle of the inside of the half-empty train and listening to the announcements.

巣鴨駅の都営三田線 (東急の車両) 東京 (Recorded on Friday, February 19th, 2010, at 10:19 a.m.)

"View in front of Itabashi-Kuyakucho-mae Station" (100219-1029)

The view just in front of the entrance/exit for Itabashi-Kuyakucho-mae Station on the Toei-Mita Line. (Notice the elevated expressways in both directions.)

都営三田線の板橋区役所前駅 東京 (Recorded on Friday, February 19th, 2010, at 10:29 a.m.)

"Main Road Beneath Elevated Expressway" (100219-1039)

Looking both directions on a main road running below an elevated expressway in Itabashi-ku. (The Toei-Mita Line runs beneath this road.)

高速道路と高速道路の下の大道路 東京 (Recorded on Friday, February 19th, 2010, at 10:39 a.m.)

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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