Sunday, July 18, 2010

"Takadanobaba, Yurakucho, Chuo Line, Sobu Line, Yotsuya, etc."

Scenes from on and around several trains lines - including the Seibu-Shinjuku, Tozai, Ginza, Chuo, Yamanote, and Sobu Lines.  Places visited include Takadanobaba, Ginza, Yurakucho, Shinjuku, Ebisu and Yotsuya.  A good batch for train and in-motion fans.  There are street scenes in Yurakucho and Shinjuku, and one view of an art exhibition/installation (in Ginza).

"Takadanobaba - Seibu to Tozai" (100713Tu-1442)

Riding into Takadanobaba Station on a Seibu-Shinjuku Line train, and then transferring to a Tozai (subway) line train.

高田馬場駅で、西武新宿線から地下鉄東西線までの乗り換え  東京

"Tozai Line Arriving at Takadanobaba Station" (100713Tu-1448)

Watching a Tozai Line subway train arrive at Takadanobaba Station and then climbing aboard.  (Some of these trains seamlessly connect with the Chuo Line at Nakano.)

高田馬場駅で、地下鉄東西線が遣って来る  東京

"Boarding Ginza Line at Nihonbashi" (100713Tu-1505)

Watching a Ginza Line train arrive at Nihonbashi Station, and then boarding the train.

日本橋駅で銀座線を乗ります  東京

"Under-Stairs Vibrations..." (100713Tu-1718)

Humming at vibration-producing frequencies in space under staircase.

階段下の音響く  東京

"Mogi Tatsuji (茂木達二展) Exhibit at Nabis Gallery (なびす画廊) - Video" (100713Tu-1802)

Walking around and exploring various angles at Mogi Tatsuji's exhibition in Ginza at Nabis Gallery.

なびす画廊で、茂木達二の展示会  東京

"Evening Yurakucho Plaza - July 2010" (100713Tu-1816)

Watching passing Shinkansen trains and people in the plaza in front of Yurakucho Station.

夕方有楽町広場、2010年7月  東京

"Sidewalk Stroll in Yurakucho" (100713Tu-1817)

As trains rumble into overhead Yurakucho Station, I stroll down an evening sidewalk near the Denki Building.

夕方有楽町の散歩、2010年7月  東京

"Evening Yamanote Line - Yurakucho to Tokyo" (100713Tu-1835)

Riding an evening Yamanote Line train from Yurakucho to Tokyo Station, where I get off for a transfer.

夕方山手線 - 有楽町駅から、東京駅まで  東京

"Evening Chuo Line - Tokyo to Kanda" (100713Tu-1840)

Riding an evening Chuo Line train from Tokyo Station to Kanda Station.  As this stretch is parallel to several other lines, there are views of other trains going by - including the Yamanote Line and a Shinkansen train.

夕方中央線の窓ビュー、東京駅から、神田駅まで  東京

"Evening Chuo Line - Kanda to Ochanomizu" (100713Tu-1842)

Riding an evening Chuo Line train from Kanda Station to Ochanomizu Station - while looking out a right side window at the passing scenery.

夕方中央線の窓ビュー、神田駅から、御茶ノ水駅まで  東京

"Evening Chuo Line - Partway to Yotsuya (from Ochanomizu)" (100713Tu-1844)

Riding an evening Chuo Line train most of the way towards Yotsuya from Ochanomizu.

The train stopped before arriving at Yotsuya Station.  Apparently someone pushed a platform emergency stop button in Shinjuku - which threw all the trains off schedule.  From what I've seen - 999 times out a 1000 - when someone presses one of the emergency stop buttons, it's for some frivolous reason and not for an actual emergency.  It could be said that one single instance of the button being pushed in an emergency is worth 999 frivolous pushes, but it could also be said that everyone staying home and off the trains and roads altogether would save lives....

夕方中央線の窓ビュー、御茶ノ水駅から、四谷駅の近くまで  東京

"Shinjuku Station Chuo Line Platform Walk" (100713Tu-1856)

Beginning just as the Chuo Line train I'm on pulls into Shinjuku Station, and ending after walking down the platform as it unloads, loads, and proceeds on its outbound run.

新宿駅中央線プラットフォーム散歩  東京

"Shinjuku Station Doutor Coffee Shop" (100713Tu-1859)

A brief look inside the Doutor Coffee Shop that's within Shinjuku Station on the upper lever near the South Exit.

新宿駅の中のドトールコーヒー店の中  東京

"Exiting Shinjuku Station Via South Exit" (100713Tu-1911)

Walking through Shinjuku Station, exiting via the South Exit ticket gates and then heading downhill towards Nishi-Shinjuku.

新宿駅の南口から駅を出る  東京

"Crossing Street in Shinjuku - Nishi-Shinjuku Bound" (100713Tu-1913)

As a pedestrian walk signal turns green, I walk across the crosswalk and into a group of people going the other way - likely to Shinjuku Station.

新宿駅南口の近くの横断歩道を渉る  東京

"Shinjuku - Waiting for Yamanote Line" (100713Tu-2143)

Looking around on a platform in Shinjuku Station while waiting for the next Yamanote Line train to arrive.

You get spoiled with the Yamanote Line - so even one minute feels like a long time to wait.  What seems normal is that the train is there as you arrive on the platform - seemingly waiting for you.  Having to wait for the train to arrive seems strange.

新宿駅の山手線プラットフォームで次の山手線電車を待つ  東京

"Inside Uchimawari Yamanote Line (Approaching Yoyogi)" (100713Tu-2145)

A short inside view of an "uchimawari" (inside track of the one-hour circle that the Yamanote Line consists of) Yamanote Line train - running between Shinjuku and Yoyogi Stations.

山手線の中 (内回り - 代々木駅の近く)  東京

"Ebisu Station - Ticket Gates, New Platform Doors, Etc." (100713Tu-2235)

Walking through the upper ticket gates of Ebisu Station, then going down the escalator to the Yamanote Line platform, where there is a view of the new platform wall doors opening, followed by the train doors.

恵比寿駅 - 改札口、プラットフォームの新しいドアなど  東京

"Departing Ebisu Station on Yamanote Line" (100713Tu-2236)

Night view from inside a Yamanote Line train of the Ebisu Station platform going by the window as the train heads towards Shibuya.

山手線が恵比寿駅からの出発  東京

"Departing Shibuya Station on Yamanote Line" (20100713Tu-2239)

Night view from inside Yamanote Line train of Shibuya Station platform as train heads towards Harajuku.

山手線が渋谷駅からの出発  東京

"Arriving at Harajuku - On to Yoyogi" (100713Tu-2240)

Beginning inside a sotomawari (outside track) Yamanote Line train as it approaches Harajuku.  Then watching the train (from inside) arrive at and depart from Harajuku Station, and make the run to Yoyogi Station.

外回りの山手線を乗って、原宿駅に到着、出発、代々木駅に到着  東京

"Watching Yamanote Line Depart Yoyogi Station" (20100713Tu-2244)

View from a Yoyogi Station platform of a Yamanote Line train departing Yoyogi Station for Shinjuku.

山手線が代々木駅からの出発 (プラットフォームの見方)  東京

"Yoyogi Transfer - Yamanote Line to Sobu Line" (100713Tu-2245)

Transferring from the Yamanote Line to the Sobu Line (local Chuo Line) at Yoyogi Station.

代々木駅で山手線から、総武線までの乗り換え  東京

"Yoyogi Station - Waiting for a Train" (100713Tu-2245)

Waiting at Yoyogi Station for a Sobu Line train to arrive from Shinjuku Station.

代々木駅で総武線電車が来るのを待っている  東京

"Walking Down Platform at Yoyogi Station" (100713Tu-2246)

Walking down the rather narrow platform for the inbound Sobu Line (while waiting for my train to arrive).

代々木駅細いプラットフォームの散歩  東京

"Yoyogi Platform Train Watching" (100713Tu-2248)

Watching trains running between Yoyogi and Shinjuku just before an inbound Sobu Line train arrives.  As it arrives, I step back from the end of the platform (to keep the camera dry - it was raining), watch the train come in, and then board it.

代々木駅のプラットフォームから電車ウオッチング  東京

"Sobu Line - Sendagaya to Shinanomachi (Late at Night)" (100713Tu-2251)

Rear cab view of a late night Sobu Line train as it runs from Sendagaya to Shinanomachi Stations.

夜の総武線 - 千駄ヶ谷駅から、信濃町駅まで  東京

"Sobu Line - Shinanomachi to Yotsuya (Late at Night)" (100713Tu-2253)

Rear cab view of a late night Sobu Line train as it runs from Shinanomachi to Yotsuya Stations.

夜の総武線 - 信濃町駅から、四谷駅まで  東京

"Yotsuya Station Ticket Gates (Chuo and Marunouchi Lines)" (100713Tu-2257)

After exiting the JR ticket gates, walking from there to the nearby Marunouchi Line (subway) ticket gates.  (Incidentally, the Marunouchi Line subway is above ground at Yotsuya.)

夜の四谷駅の改札口 (JR線と丸の内線)  東京

"Rain Walk in Late Night Yotsuya" (100713Tu-2258)

Walking through the rain near Yotsuya Station at around 11:00 p.m.

夜の四谷駅近くの散歩  東京

"Yotsuya Station - Outbound Chuo Line Arrival" (100713Tu-2321)

Watching an outbound Chuo Line train arrive at Yotsuya Station.  (The clip ends just before I climb aboard.)

夜の四谷駅 - 下り中央線が遣って来る  東京

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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