History Of The Tokyo Subway System


Japan’s first subway The history of the Tokyo subway system began in 1927 when the Tokyo Subway Company started service between Asakusa and Ueno stations. It was designed with a high level of security for its time, incorporating a third-gauge electric system, a steel body for flame retardance, and a batter type ATS and a … Read more

How Are Japanese Trains Powered?


Input Power Supply Electricity to power the trains is produced at the power company’s power plant at 22,000V AC and reaches the railroad company’s substation through a special high-voltage transmission line. Here, it is converted to 1,500V DC to supply power to the overhead lines. The train receives the 1,500 VDC from the power collector, … Read more

History of Seibu Railway


Seibu Railway begins with Kawagoe Railway, which opened between Kokubunji Station and Kumegawa (currently Higashimurayama) Station in December 1894. Kawagoe Railway was merged with Musashi Suido after the opening of the “Kokubunji-Kawagoe” (currently Motokawagoe) station in 1920. In 1921, the Seibu Orbit, which had opened the “Yodobashi-cho Tsunohazu-Ogikubo-mura” station (later Toden Suginami Line), was merged, … Read more

East Japan Rail Trains


East Japan Railway Chuo Line 201 Series     H7 Series H7 Series H7 Series H7 Series H7 Series H7 Series ● Series 201 (Chuo Rapid Line, 10-car formation, car length 20 m) The Series 201 was introduced in 1979 as a prototype and in 1981 as a mass-produced model. It was designed and manufactured … Read more