Master List Of Japanese Route Suggestions + Thread For Discussions

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  1. Commiee

    Commiee Well-Known Member

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    This is now the new master list thread. I added images to each suggestion, which meant that with the 20 images per post limit, I could not fit the entire list in a single post, so the original master thread has been discontinued. The link to it is here, for archival purposes.

    I've also updated the formatting of route descriptions, rearranging how brief information for each suggestion is displayed. For some threads, I used images from the threads themselves; for others, I searched for images online. If thread authors would like an image replaced, please let me know in this thread.


    This thread is created with three goals:
    1. Make it easier for Japanese rail enthusiasts to look up if a route has been suggested already, so they can contribute to/boost already existing suggestions (you can also vote for Japan in this poll and this poll about what new country the playerbase would like to see added in TSW2)
    2. Make it easier for devs - whether DtG or third party - to see which suggestions for Japanese routes have been made, and which ones are the most popular
    3. Provide a thread where discussions on Japanese routes can take place and bring enthusiasts of Japanese rail together

    • Only threads with specific route suggestions have been added (not 'routes from Japan please', etc.)
    • Names of suggesting authors link to the threads
    • Threads with the same number of likes are arranged in alphabetic order
    • For routes that have been suggested by several people, I have gone through the likes received by each thread, counted unique likes (e.g. if the same user voted on three threads, I counted that as a single vote for the proposal) and indicated that compound number above, in addition to listing likes received by each thread below
    • Suggestions of same routes/lines with different origins/destinations or eras are listed separately

    I will update this thread every time I see a new suggestion thread for a Japanese route, and every time I notice changes in the number of likes for existing threads (I will be checking the likes once a month on Sundays). If I miss any suggestion thread/details, please let me know and I will edit the list. The date of the most recent update of this post is indicated at the bottom of each of the two posts below.

    Entries 1-20:


    Tōkaidō Shinkansen
    31 likes
    Suggested by: aDoge

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    Photo by MaedaAkihiko/CC BY-SA 4.0

    Operated by: JR Central
    Connecting: Shizuoka - Odawara
    Distance: 91 km (56 mi)
    Rolling stock: 700, N700A series (passenger)




    Chūō Rapid Line
    29 likes
    Suggested by: justin10

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    Photo by Sui-setz

    Operated by: JR East
    Connecting: Tokyo Station - Takao Station
    Distance: 50 km (30 mi)
    Rolling stock: E233, E231, E353 series (passenger)




    Odakyū Odawara Line
    29 likes
    Suggested by: SD40Australia-Daniel (29 likes), mlouie100 (3 likes)

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    Photo by かときち/CC BY 2.1 jp

    Operated by: Odakyu Electric Railway Company
    Connecting: Shinjuku - Hakone/Enoshima




    Yamanote Line
    25 likes
    Suggested by: LativaBoy (23 likes), VägAssLasse (7 likes)

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    Photo by JNR583/CC BY-SA 4.0

    Operated by: JR East
    Connecting: Shinagawa loop
    Distance: 34 km (21 mi)
    Rolling stock: E231, E235 series (passenger)




    Jōetsu Line
    23 likes
    Suggested by: maxthum

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    Photo by MaedaAkihiko/CC BY-SA 4.0

    Operated by: JR East
    Connecting: Takasaki - Minakami
    Distance: 59 km (36 mi)
    Rolling stock: 115, 211 series, D51-498 'Special Steam' (passenger)




    Yokohama Line
    20 likes
    Suggested by: Dinosbacsi

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    Photo by DAJF/CC BY-SA 3.0

    Operated by: JR East
    Connecting: Yokohama - Hachiōji
    Distance: 42 km (26 mi)
    Rolling stock: 103, 205, E233 series (passenger)




    Akita Shinkansen
    18 likes
    Suggested by: fabdiva

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    Photo by Cheng-en Cheng/CC BY-SA 2.0

    Operated by: JR East
    Connecting: Morioka - Akita
    Distance: 130 km (80 mi)
    Rolling stock: 701, E5, E6 series (passenger)




    Chūō East Line
    18 likes
    Suggested by: NorthRail1

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    Photo by weichen_kh/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

    Operated by: JR East (freight services by JR Freight)
    Connecting: Tokyo/Kōfu - Shiojiri
    Distance: 134/222 km (83/137 mi)
    Rolling stock: 211, E257, E351 series (passenger), EH200 (freight)




    Chūō-Sōbu Line
    16 likes
    Suggested by: jackmiller1234567890 (12 likes), Sharaf (6 likes)

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    Photo by Fg2

    Operated by: JR East
    Connecting: Mitaka Station - Chiba Station
    Distance: 60 km (37 mi)
    Rolling stock: E231 series (passenger)




    Tōkaidō Shinkansen
    15 likes
    Suggested by: merls#6456 (12 likes), eric#9587 (8 likes)

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    Photo by MaedaAkihiko/CC BY-SA 4.0

    Operated by: JR Central
    Connecting: Tokyo - Shin-Ōsaka
    Distance: 515.4 km (320.3 mi)




    Shin'etsu Main Line
    14 likes
    Suggested by: fabdiva (9 likes), maxthum (7 likes), alexander.s (6 likes)

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    Photo by Cassiopeia sweet/public domain

    Operated by: JR East (freight services by JR Freight)
    Connecting: Takasaki - Nagano
    Distance: 112 km (69 mi)
    Rolling stock: 489 series (passenger), EF63 (freight)




    Chūō West Line
    13 likes
    Suggested by: Commiee

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    Photos by Rsa/CC BY-SA 3.0, すーさん

    Operated by: JR Central (freight services by JR Freight)
    Connecting: Nakatsugawa - Nagoya
    Distance: 80 km (50 mi)
    Rolling stock: 315, 313, 311, 213, 211, 383 series (passenger), EF64, EH200 (freight)




    Gonō Line
    11 likes
    Suggested by: Sharaf

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    Photo by MaedaAkihiko/CC BY-SA 4.0

    Operated by: JR East
    Connecting: Higashi-Noshiro Station - Kawabe Station
    Distance: 147 km (91 mi)
    Rolling stock: KiHa 40, HB-E300 'Resort Shirakami', GV-E400 series (passenger)




    Keiyō Line
    11 likes
    Suggested by: Commiee

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    Photo by ykanazawa1999/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

    Operated by: JR East
    Connecting: Tokyo - Soga
    Distance: 43 km (27 mi)
    Rolling stock: 209-500, E233-5000, E257-5000, 103, 165, 183, 201, 205, 255, E257-500, E331 series (passenger)




    Nara Line
    11 likes
    Suggested by: Articuno

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    Photo by hans-johnson/CC BY-ND 2.0

    Operated by: JR West
    Connecting: Kyōto - Nara
    Distance: 35 km (21 mi)
    Rolling stock: 103, 205, 221 series (passenger)




    Keihin-Tōhoku Line
    10 likes
    Suggested by: fabdiva

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    Photo by weichen_kh/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

    Operated by: JR East
    Connecting: Omiya - Yokohama
    Distance: 98 km (60 mi)
    Rolling stock: E233 series (passenger)




    Kyūshū Shinkansen
    9 likes
    Suggested by: Jo_Kim

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    Photo by Junpei5885/CC BY-SA 3.0

    Operated by: JR Kyushu
    Connecting: Hakata - Kumamoto
    Distance: 98 km (60 mi)
    Rolling stock: 800, N700 series (passenger)




    Saikyō Line
    9 likes
    Suggested by: BigMountain555

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    Photo by Cheng-en Cheng (CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Operated by: JR East
    Connecting: Ikebukuro - Saitama
    Distance: 37 km (22 mi)




    Keio Inokashira Line
    8 likes
    Suggested by: fabdiva

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    Photo by MaedaAkihiko/CC BY-SA 4.0

    Operated by: Keio Corporation
    Connecting: Shibuya - Kichijōji
    Distance: 12 km (7 mi)
    Rolling stock: 1000 series (passenger)




    Nozomi Shinkansen
    8 likes
    Suggested by: Drawyah

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    Photo by weichen_kh (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

    Operated by: JR Central, JR West
    Connecting: Shin-Kobe - Shin-Osaka/Kyōto
    Distance: 31 km/85 km (19 mi/52 mi)



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    Entries 21-40:


    Tokyo Metro Tozai Line
    8 likes
    Suggested by: ZeenozPlays

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    Photo by weichen_kh (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

    Operated by: Tokyo Metro
    Connecting: Nakano - Nishi-Funabashi
    Distance: 30 km (18 mi)
    Rolling stock: 05 series, 07 series, 2000 series, 15000 series, E231 series (passenger)




    Yamagata Shinkansen
    8 likes
    Suggested by: Commiee

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    Photo by yuki_alm_misa/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

    Operated by: JR East
    Connecting: Fukushima - Shinjō
    Distance: 148 km (92 mi)
    Rolling stock: E3-1000, E3-2000, E3-700, 400 series (passenger)




    Enoshima Electric Railway
    7 likes
    Suggested by: Commiee

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    Photo by D1ck Thomas Johnson/CC BY 2.0

    Operated by: Enoshima Electric Railway
    Connecting: Kamakura - Fujisawa
    Distance: 10 km (6.2 mi)
    Rolling stock: 2000, 500, 300, 1000, 10, 20, 1, 100, 200, Old 500, 600, 800 series, 'Cool Tram' (passenger)




    Hakodate Main Line
    7 likes
    Suggested by: Passarino

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    Photo by Cheng-en Cheng/CC BY-SA 2.0

    Operated by: JR Hokkaido
    Connecting: Sapporo - Takikawa
    Distance: 83 km (51 mi)
    Rolling stock: 733, 789-1000 series (passenger)




    Nambu Line
    7 likes
    Suggested by: Commiee

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    Photos by fuchu9730, ykanazawa1999/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

    Operated by: JR East
    Connecting: Tachikawa - Kawasaki
    Distance: 45.0 km (28.0 mi)
    Rolling stock: E233-8000, E233-8500, 205, E257-5500, 209, 201, 103, 101, 73, 72, 40, 50, 33, 31, 30, 167 series and Odakyu Type 1600 (passenger), EH200, EF210, EF15, EF13, EF11, EF10, EF51, EF60, EF64, EF65, ED16, ED18, ED19, Nambu Railway Type 1000, Oume Electric Railway No. 1 and No. 2, Okutama Electric Railway Type 1020 (freight), C11, C12 (steam), DD13, DE10 (diesel)




    San'yō Shinkansen
    7 likes
    Suggested by: SD40Australia-Daniel

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    Photo by Corpse Reviver/CC BY-SA 3.0

    Operated by: JR West
    Connecting: Okayama - Osaka




    Hakodate Main Line
    6 likes
    Suggested by: Blartthaniel42

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    Photo by Tennen-Gas/CC BY-SA 3.0

    Operated by: JR Hokkaido
    Connecting: Sapporo - Asahikawa
    Distance: 136 km (84 mi)
    Rolling stock: 731, 733, 735 series, KiHa 183, KiHa 261, KiHa 281 (passenger), DD 51, DF 200, EH 500 (freight)




    Hokuriku Shinkansen
    6 likes
    Suggested by: John Murphy

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    Photo by MaedaAkihiko/CC BY-SA 4.0

    Operated by: JR East, JR West
    Connecting: Tokyo - Nagano
    Distance: 226 km (140 mi)
    Rolling stock: E2, E7/W7 series (passenger)




    Narita-Sobu-Yokosuka Lines
    6 likes
    Suggested by: fabdiva

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    Photo by MaedaAkihiko/CC BY-SA 4.0

    Operated by: JR East
    Connecting: Narita - Kumihama
    Distance: 140 km (86 mi)
    Rolling stock: E231--0, E231-500, E231-1000, E235-1000, E259, E217, E255, E257 series (passenger)




    Musashino Line
    5 likes
    Suggested by: jackmiller1234567890

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    Photo by Suikotei/CC BY-SA 4.0

    Operated by: JR East (freight services by JR Freight)
    Connecting: Tsurumi Station - Nishi-Funabashi Station
    Distance: 71.8 km (44.6 mi)
    Rolling stock: 209-0, E231-500, E231-900, series (passenger), EF64, EF65, EF66, EF81, EF200, EF210, EH200, EH500, DE10, HD300 (freight)




    Saikyō Line & Rinkai Line
    5 likes
    Suggested by: jackmiller1234567890

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    Photo by KibaShinichi/CC0

    Operated by: JR East, Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit
    Rolling stock: 205, E233-7000, TWR 70-000 series (passenger)




    Tsukuba Express
    5 likes
    Suggested by: fabdiva

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    Photo by LERK/CC BY 2.5

    Operated by: Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company
    Connecting: Akihabara Station - Tsukuba Station
    Distance: 60 km (37 mi)
    Rolling stock: TX-1000, TX-2000, TX-3000 series (passenger)




    Keisei Narita Airport Line & Keisei Main Line
    4 likes
    Suggested by: jackmiller1234567890

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    Photo by LERK/CC BY-SA 4.0

    Operated by: Keisei Electric Railway
    Connecting: Keisei-Takasago Station - Narita Airport
    Distance: 51 km (32 mi)
    Rolling stock: 3000, 3050, 3100, 3700, 600, N1000, AE series (passenger)




    Meitetsu Tokoname Line
    4 likes
    Suggested by: driverwoods#1787

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    Photo by Tennen-Gas/CC BY-SA 3.0

    Operated by: Nagoya Railroad
    Connecting: Jingū-mae Station - Chubu Airport
    Distance: 33 km (20 mi)
    Rolling stock: 1700, 2000, 3500 series (passenger)




    Bessho Line
    3 likes
    Suggested by: Commiee

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    Photo by Toru Watanabe/CC BY-NC 2.0

    Operated by: Ueda Electric Railway
    Connecting: Ueda - Bessho-onsen
    Distance: 11 km (7 mi)
    Rolling stock: 1000, 6000, 20, 40, 60, 250, 270, 290, 2320, 2340, 3300, 4250, 5000, 5200, 5250, 5260, 5270, 5370, 7200 series (passenger)




    Chiba Urban Suspended Monorail
    3 likes
    Suggested by: jackmiller1234567890

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    Photo by Gary Lee Todd/CC0

    Operated by: Chiba Urban Monorail Co., Ltd
    Connecting: Chiba-Mintao - Chishirodai
    Distance: 15 km (9 mi)
    Rolling stock: 1000 series (passenger)




    Hidaka Main Line
    3 likes
    Suggested by: MrSouthernDriver

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    Photo by underclasscameraman/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

    Operated by: JR Hokkaido
    Connecting: Tomakomai - Hidaka-Mombetsu
    Distance: 51 km (31 mi)
    Rolling stock: KiHa 130 (passenger)




    JR Kōbe Line
    3 likes
    Suggested by: jackmiller1234567890

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    Photo by MaedaAkihiko/CC BY-SA 4.0

    Operated by: JR West
    Connecting: Osaka Station - Himeji Station
    Distance: 88 km (54 mi)
    Rolling stock: 207, 221, 223-1000/2000/6000, 225-0/100, 321 (passenger)




    Nagano Electric Railway
    3 likes
    Suggested by: dcr raptor

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    Photo by Kznrhsd/CC0

    Operated by: Nagano Electric Railway
    Connecting: Nagano - Yamanouchi
    Distance: 33 km (20 mi)
    Rolling stock: 1000, 2100, 3000, 3500, 3600, 8500 series (passenger)




    Tōkaidō Main Line & Itō Line
    3 likes
    Suggested by: jackmiller1234567890

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    Photo by weichen_kh/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

    Operated by: JR East, JR Central, JR West
    Connecting: Tokyo - Itō
    Distance: 143 km (89 mi)
    Rolling stock: E231-1000, E233-3000, E257-2000/2500, E261 series



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    Entries 41-46:


    Tōkaidō Shinkansen, 1990s era
    3 likes
    Suggested by: [UK] Alien Baltan

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    Photo by Gohachiyasu1214/CC BY-SA 4.0

    Operated by: JR Central
    Connecting: Tokyo - Shin-Ōsaka
    Distance: 515 km (320 mi)
    Rolling stock: 0, 100, 300 series (passenger), 0 series 'Doctor Yellow' track testing train




    Tokyo Monorail
    2 likes
    Suggested by: jackmiller1234567890

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    Photo by jon/CC BY-SA 2.0

    Operated by: Tokyo Monorail Co., Ltd
    Connecting: Hamamatsuchō Station - Haneda Airport
    Distance: 18 km (11 mi)
    Rolling stock: 1000, 2000, 10000 series (passenger)




    Hisatsu Line
    1 like
    Suggested by: mlouie100

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    Photo by Cy Speed/CC BY-NC 2.0

    Operated by: JR Kyushu



    Narita Line
    1 like
    Suggested by: Nyseu85

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    Photo by MaedaAkihiko/CC BY-SA 4.0

    Operated by: JR East
    Rolling stock: 209, E217, E231, E257, E259 series (passenger)




    Shonan Monorail
    1 like
    Suggested by: joseph.gov.uk

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    Photo by Nagara373~jawiki/CC BY-SA 4.0

    Operated by: Shonan Monorail Co., Ltd



    Sunrise Seto
    1 like
    Suggested by: Rage607

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    Photo by DD51612/CC BY-SA 3.0

    Operated by: JR Central, JR West
    Connecting: Tokyo - Kotohira
    Distance: 804 km (500 mi)
    Rolling stock: 285 series (passenger)


    Thanks to jamesbaby286 for adding threads I had missed in my original search.
     
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    Dinosbacsi Well-Known Member

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    Nice to see all the suggestions that have piled up over time. Makes me wonder if we'll ever see anything become reality from this list, and if it ever does, which route it will be.
     
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    I'd say suggestions like yours have a better chance than most, due to the reasonable distances. On the other hand, looking at the pace of route development and how many 'easier' locations are there for DtG before Japan would become a priority, I'm not feeling very optimistic (which may sound weird considering the effort I've put into this thread and my suggestions). But I guess that can also change quickly, if e.g. Union Workshop decide to switch over and develop for TSW2.
     
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    Just posting this here because it applies to multiple threads.

    A Japanese ranking site (think kind of like Buzzfeed but solely dedicated to rankings of various sorts) has posted their popularity rankings for the Shinkansen based on user votes for this year. There were a total of 7112 votes and overwhelmingly the 500 Series (runs on Sanyo Shinkansen Line and formerly the Tokaido Shinkansen) was voted as the favourite. Followed by the E4 (formerly Tohoku Shinkansen and Joetsu Shinkansen), then the E7/W7 (Joetsu Shinkansen and Hokuriku Shinkansen).
    https://nlab.itmedia.co.jp/research/articles/534864/9
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    Now it is my suspicion that the E4 is in a slightly inflated position thanks to it retiring just at the end of last year. Which seems to be the case if you review the rakings from the 2020 poll; the 500 won by a huge margin then too (and in 2021) cementing its place as the most loved Shinkansen.
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    The E5 and the 800 series so far down the ranking? O.O
     
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    With the recent release of the Tohoku High Speed Rail & Main Line for Train Simulator, I am once again hoping we get a japanese route for TSW at some point. I enjoy the japanese routes TS as well, but sadly the age of TS shows very badly, especially when one is used to TSW by now.

    Union Workshop's models of the E5 are very good and high detail (so are most of their trains), they stick out of Train Simulator's dated graphics like a sore thumb. I bet they would look gorgeous in TSW. The fact that their content still gets released officially by DTG as well gives me some hope that one day we will see japanese routes in TSW.
     
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    Same here - I tried Japanese route DLCs in TS Classic, but my immersion was shattered every time I took eyes off what was in front and looked up at scenery. Tree sprites, empty hills, super low-res textures, etc. You just can't help but think about how awesome those routes would look in a modern engine. I keep checking Union Workshop Twitter account from time to time, hoping to see them announce they have moved to the new engine and will be developing something for TSW.
     
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    They posted on Chinese social media that they were in the early stages of experimenting with Unreal but Tohoku was already in production at that point.
     
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    I see Tohoku arriving on TSW 2 if they're making it in UE4 if that were to be the case E5 shinkansen combines tilting of DB BR612 with the speed of TGV Duplex DB BR403 406. E5 Shinkansen tilts using the active suspension method.
     
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    I don't think any of Tohoku was done in Unreal - more a case of initial experiments were taking place at the same time.

    Tohoku is a big route with about 250km of route. (as the Akita line is in the route but without scenery) While TSW routes are getting longer - they are not that long yet!
     
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    Japan is really missing from this game. Japan must have lots of dev's that can build Japanese routes. Must be a dev team out there that could build these routes. Send Adam for a Japanese language course to Japan and see what happens?
     
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    Basically all they've shown us is a few renders of the E5 Shinkansen in UE. But they probably just loaded the model they made for TS to see how it looks.
     
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    I don't know how large the modding/development scene is out there for TS, but it definitely exists, since there's a now-very old Sanyo Shinkansen addon for TS20XX that has a 300 Series Shinkansen unit as the rolling stock.
     
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    PC gaming was relatively niche in Japan - most of the domestic Train games were Arcade/Console.

    A Japanese Translation would probably be a good starting point though.
     
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    So over the past couple of days I've been watching videos (both cinematic and cab ride) of the Tōkyū Ōimachi Line, and the idea of having that as another Japanese suggestion sounds good in theory because it would introduce a new licencing option for prospective developers - no other current proposed routes are operated by the Tōkyū Corporation. But the problem with it is the gate barriers on platforms. Recreating them in TSW2 would obviously create issues for probably like 90 percent of players in lining up with the doors. Even though it's a new and exciting challenge for people like myself, most would probably be frustrated and then go post negative Steam reviews because of that. Can anyone think of any way the gates could be introduced but not be frustrating in gameplay?

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    I would have them as a separate model with an option to show/hide them in the settings. Japanese regulations require them to be fitted to new build and retrofitted (if possible*) to stations over a certain passenger threshold so they are increasingly common these days.

    *Generally the first stage is ensuring door positions are standardised and then once all stock on the route is standard, start rolling out gates. Generally around the Tokyo area everything that isn't a limited express is now 20m cars with 4 pairs of doors per side. The main exception is the Keisei-Toei Asakusa-Keikyu network which uses 18m 3 door pairs cars.

    Outside Tokyo the standard is 3 pairs of doors per side.
     
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    That sounds like a workaround, but only if it is possible to have two switchable passenger flow pathings - one for when gates are enabled and passengers funnelled into the doors, and the other copying the current system where passengers just flock to wherever the train car doors are. The second would need to auto-activate if gates are disabled in settings.
     
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    I have another question, this time less hypothetical and more practical, for a potential new suggestion. Does anyone have info, or links to info, on what rolling stock JRF runs on Shitte-Tachikawa, Shitte - Hama-Kawasaki and Shitte - Shin-Tsurumi Signal Station sections of the Nambu Line?

    [edit] I found the info.
     
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    EF64, EF65, EF66, EH200, EF210 seems to be all the usual stock used.

     
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    Thank you, I was just going though some Japanese sources and found references to EF210 and EH200 there. I will take a look at these videos too, would be nice if there is an even greater variety.
     
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    I have made a lot of updates to the list - removed ranking numbers while keeping the proposals arranged based on likes, added photo credits, replaced about a third of the images, and made some visual updates to the entries, including colour coding of their names based on the official colours of the lines.

    But the main reason I'm making this post is the following: here is a screenshot of a DtG survey from November 2018 (according to this post) about prospective routes, for voting by community:

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    As you can see, this shows that an official survey by DtG featured a Japanese route as an option. I was recently told (in this post) that DtG have said on streams they are leaving the option of producing routes in countries like Japan to third-party devs. I don't know about you, but if there was a Q&A session with the devs, we should ask them if that is now officially the case. And if it is, I would like to know how and why they changed their approach from including a Japanese route in their own survey, to stating they are not going to be producing routes from countries like Japan.

    I think this is important for having a clarity about what to expect, instead of having the prospect of seeing routes from beyond the Holy Trinity dangled in front of us from one year to the next. Are we entirely dependent on Union Workshop/etc deciding to produce Japanese content for TSW2? Is there a possibility of DtG doing it once all Covid restrictions are lifted in Japan? It would be helpful to be able to have an idea about the situation.
     
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