Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Trains are so advanced...

The information panels on the JR Yamanote and other lines in Tokyo have gotten very advanced in the last few years.  It used to be that there would only be a sign board with a poster showing the stops and connections on the line you were on.  If you were lucky, there would be a lit sign indicating that the doors on this side or the other would open.  More advanced cars would have LED dot matrix sign boards that would change to show the upcoming station and display other important information.

The newest trains now have LCD sign boards that show all sort information about the train, upcoming stations, upcoming television shows and commercials.  Some of the information is even useful and offered in English. 

I understand that there is a delay, but I am a little confused about how a "car inspection" could cause one.

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