Comfort Japanese trains

It's about a train Sunrise Izumo / Seto, which connects Tokyo and Shimane Prefecture in western Japan, and Takamatsu on Shikoku Island. In fact, two trains: the composition of the evening goes from Tokyo, is divided into two parts in Okayama in the morning and two arrive in Izumo and Takamatsu. At the same time in the opposite direction of the train and engage in Okayama travel to the capital ...
And he said, I tell you, is very different from our realities Railways!




A distinctive feature of the composition can be called, it is not the cars with a locomotive as we are used to seeing night trains and two electric motor and two trailer cars with five each. However, the old night train with a locomotive, too, is there, but due to the expansion of the network Shinkansen, "traditional" Night Messages "blue train" (as they are called in Japan), is becoming less and less. Direction Izumo / Takamatsu - Tokyo serves not only residents of end stations, but, first of all, is one of the few ways to get from Tokyo to the night of the second largest city in the country - Osaka, so the fall in passenger traffic this train is not threatened.
Single-Room, as the name implies, a single compartment. Besides beds located along the direction of motion it has a wash basin with hot and cold water, a desk, a chair, a mirror, a control unit and a TV. Enough space even for a person with a lot of baggage.



Although the Sunrise Express travels along paths once owned by four companies, the direction is served by JR East. Electric 285-series co-production of Kawasaki, Kinki Nippon Syarё and Syarё specifically "sharpened" under the direction of this and passenger traffic, because nowhere else in Japan is not found. All double-decker cars and windows specially oriented to the path from Izumo to Tokyo to watch the sunset over the rivers and Hino Takahashi, admire the sky over the mountains of the Chugoku and see sunrise over the Pacific Ocean on the way back. Maximum train speed - 130 km / h, faster than almost anywhere else in the Japanese narrow gauge is not accelerated. Links wagons sealed, air vents around the part of not - meant that a faulty air conditioning composition of the line can not produce.

The train three classes: Single "Deluxe" (A1), single and double second class (B1 and B2), as well as local analogue reserved seat called nobinobi. Their location can be seen in the diagram compositions (again, all in Japanese). Two cars in the 14 carriages made up smoking. Train by Japanese standards, is quite old, was built in 1997, so all sorts of newfangled features like wi-fi in the cabin should not wait. There is also a compartment for the disabled, on the wagon 1-2 toilet.

Single-Room, as the name implies, a single compartment. Besides beds located along the direction of motion it has a wash basin with hot and cold water, a desk, a chair, a mirror, a control unit and a TV. Enough space even for a person with a lot of baggage.



All passengers free issue yukata robe and slippers.



On the control unit regulates the air conditioning, the volume of ads stops and lighting in the compartment.

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