Master List Of Japanese Route Suggestions (updated Continuously) + 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. I will reserve space for two more posts below to expand the list and have space prepared for future additions. The link to the old master thread is here, for archival purposes.

    I've also updated the formatting of route descriptions, making information appear more prominently with the addition of the images. 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, which ones are the most popular, and how the most popular Japanese routes compare to suggestions for routes in other locations
    3. Provide a thread where general discussions on Japanese routes/involving enthusiasts of Japanese rail can take place

    • Only threads with specific route suggestions have been added (not 'routes from Japan please', etc.)
    • Names of thread authors link to the suggestion threads
    • Threads with the same number of likes are arranged in alphabetic order
    • For routes that have also been suggested by other 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, in addition to likes received by each thread

    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 it.

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    Tōkaidō Shinkansen - 41 likes
    Suggested by: aDoge (31 likes), merls#6456 (12 likes), eric#9587 (8 likes)
    Connecting: Shizuoka - Odawara
    Distance: 91 km (56 mi)
    Rolling stock: N700, N700A series (passenger)


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    Chūō Rapid Line - 29 likes
    Suggested by: justin10
    Connecting: Tokyo Station - Takao Station
    Distance: 50 km (30 mi)
    Rolling stock: E233, E231, E353 series (passenger)


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    Odakyu Line - 29 likes
    Suggested by: SD40Australia-Daniel (29 likes), mlouie100 (3 likes)
    Connecting: Shinjuku - Hakone/Enoshima


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    Yamanote Line - 24 likes
    Suggested by: LativaBoy (22 likes), VägAssLasse (7 likes)
    Connecting: Shinagawa loop
    Distance: 34 km (21 mi)
    Rolling stock: E231, E235 series (passenger)


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    Yokohama Line - 20 likes
    Suggested by: Dinosbacsi
    Connecting: Yokohama - Hachiōji
    Distance: 42 km (26 mi)
    Rolling stock: 103, 205, E233 series (passenger)


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    Chūō East Line - 18 likes
    Suggested by: NorthRail1
    Connecting: Tokyo/Kōfu - Shiojiri
    Distance: 134/222 km (83/137 mi)
    Rolling stock: 211, E257, E351 series (passenger), EH200 (freight)


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    Akita Shinkansen - 14 likes
    Suggested by: fabdiva
    Connecting: Morioka - Akita
    Distance: 130 km (80 mi)
    Rolling stock: 701, E5, E6 series (passenger)


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    Shin'etsu Main Line - 14 likes
    Suggested by: fabdiva (9 likes), maxthum (7 likes), alexander.s (6 likes)
    Connecting: Takasaki - Nagano
    Distance: 112 km (69 mi)
    Rolling stock: 489 series (passenger), EF63 (freight)


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    Chūō West Line - 13 likes
    Suggested by: Commiee
    Connecting: Nakatsugawa - Nagoya
    Distance: 80 km (50 mi)
    Rolling stock: 211, 213, 311, 313, 383 series (passenger), EF64, EH200 (freight)


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    Chūō-Sōbu Line - 12 likes
    Suggested by: jackmiller1234567890
    Connecting: Mitaka Station - Chiba Station
    Distance: 60 km (37 mi)
    Rolling stock: E231 series (passenger)


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    Shinonoi Line - 12 likes
    Suggested by: Commiee
    Connecting: Nagano - Shiojiri
    Distance: 65 km (40 mi)
    Rolling stock: 115, 123, 211, 313, 381, 383, E127, E257, E351 series (passenger), EF64, EH200 (freight)


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    Keiyō Line - 11 likes
    Suggested by: Commiee
    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)


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    Nara Line - 10 likes
    Suggested by: Articuno
    Connecting: Kyōto - Nara
    Distance: 35 km (21 mi)
    Rolling stock: 103, 205, 221 series (passenger)


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    Keihin-Tōhoku Line - 9 likes
    Suggested by: fabdiva
    Connecting: Omiya - Yokohama
    Distance: 98 km (60 mi)
    Rolling stock: E233 series (passenger)


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    Kyūshū Shinkansen - 9 likes
    Suggested by: Jo_Kim
    Connecting: Hakata - Kumamoto
    Distance: 98 km (60 mi)
    Rolling stock: 800, N700 series (passenger)


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    Nozomi Shinkansen - 8 likes
    Suggested by: Drawyah
    Connecting: Shin-Kobe - Shin-Osaka/Kyōto
    Distance: 31 km/85 km (19 mi/52 mi)


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    Saikyō Line - 8 likes
    Suggested by: BigMountain555 (6 likes), jackmiller1234567890 (4 likes)
    Connecting: Ikebukuro - Saitama
    Distance: 37 km (22 mi)


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    Tokyo Metro Tozai Line - 8 likes
    Suggested by: ZeenozPlays
    Connecting: Nakano - Nishi-Funabashi
    Distance: 30 km (18 mi)
    Rolling stock: 05 series, 07 series, 2000 series, 15000 series, E231 series (passenger)


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    Keio Inokashira Line - 7 likes
    Suggested by: fabdiva
    Connecting: Shibuya - Kichijōji
    Distance: 12 km (7 mi)
    Rolling stock: 1000 series (passenger)


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    Okayama-Osaka Shinkansen - 7 likes
    Suggested by: SD40Australia-Daniel
    Connecting: Okayama - Osaka


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  2. Commiee

    Commiee Well-Known Member

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    Hakodate Main Line - 6 likes
    Suggested by: Blartthaniel42
    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)


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    Hokuriku Shinkansen - 6 likes
    Suggested by: John Murphy
    Connecting: Tokyo - Nagano
    Distance: 226 km (140 mi)
    Rolling stock: E2, E7/W7 series (passenger)


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    Hakodate Main Line - 5 likes
    Suggested by: Passarino
    Connecting: Sapporo - Takikawa
    Distance: 83 km (51 mi)
    Rolling stock: 733, 789-1000 series (passenger)


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    Jōban Line - 5 likes
    Suggested by: Commiee
    Connecting: Shinagawa - Toride
    Distance: 50 km (31 mi)
    Rolling stock: E233-2000, 16000, 4000, E231-0, 401, 403, 103, 103-1000, 203, 207, 415-1500, 209-1000 series (passenger)


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    Musashino Line - 5 likes
    Suggested by: jackmiller1234567890
    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)


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    Sakurai Line - 5 likes
    Suggested by: Commiee
    Connecting: Takada - Nara
    Distance: 29 km (18 mi)
    Rolling stock: 227, 221, 201, 103, 105, 113 series (passenger)


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    Tsukuba Express - 5 likes
    Suggested by: fabdiva
    Connecting: Akihabara Station - Tsukuba Station
    Distance: 60 km (37 mi)
    Rolling stock: TX-1000, TX-2000, TX-3000 series (passenger)


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    Keisei Narita Airport Line - 4 likes
    Suggested by: jackmiller1234567890
    Connecting: Keisei-Takasago Station - Narita Airport
    Distance: 51 km (32 mi)
    Rolling stock: Keisei 3000, Keisei 3050, Keisei 3100, Keisei 3700, Keikyu 600, Keikyu N1000, Keisei AE series (passenger)


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    Chiba Urban Suspended Monorail - 3 likes
    Suggested by: jackmiller1234567890
    Connecting: Chiba-Mintao - Chishirodai
    Distance: 15 km (9 mi)
    Rolling stock: 1000 series (passenger)


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    Hidaka Main Line - 3 likes
    Suggested by: MrSouthernDriver
    Connecting: Tomakomai - Hidaka-Mombetsu
    Distance: 51 km (31 mi)
    Rolling stock: KiHa 130 (passenger)


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    JR Kōbe Line - 3 likes
    Suggested by: jackmiller1234567890
    Connecting: Osaka Station - Himeji Station
    Distance: 88 km (54 mi)
    Rolling stock: 207, 221, 223-1000/2000/6000, 225-0/100, 321 (passenger)


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    Meitetsu Tokoname Line - 3 likes
    Suggested by: driverwoods#1787
    Connecting: Jingū-mae Station - Chubu Airport
    Distance: 33 km (20 mi)
    Rolling stock: 1700, 2000, 3500 series (passenger)


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    Nagano Electric Railway - 3 likes
    Suggested by: dcr raptor
    Connecting: Nagano - Yamanouchi
    Distance: 33 km (20 mi)
    Rolling stock: 1000, 2100, 3000, 3500, 3600, 8500 series (passenger)


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    Tōkaidō Main Line & Itō Line - 3 likes
    Suggested by: jackmiller1234567890
    Connecting: Tokyo - Itō
    Distance: 143 km (89 mi)
    Rolling stock: E231-1000, E233-3000, E257-2000/2500, E261 series


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    Tokyo Monorail - 2 likes
    Suggested by: jackmiller1234567890
    Connecting: Hamamatsuchō Station - Haneda Airport
    Distance: 18 km (11 mi)
    Rolling stock: 1000, 2000, 10000 series (passenger)


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    Hisatsu Line - 1 like
    Suggested by: mlouie100

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    Narita Line - 1 like
    Suggested by: Nyseu85
    Rolling stock: 209, E217, E231, E257, E259 series (passenger)


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

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    Tōbu Urban Park Line - 1 like
    Suggested by: Commiee
    Connecting: Funabashi - Ōmiya
    Distance: 62.7 km (39.0 mi)
    Rolling stock: 60000, 10030, 8000, 500, 1000, 6300, 3200, 7800, 7300, 3000, 5400, 3050, 3070, 5000, 2080 series (passenger)


    Thanks to jamesbaby286 for adding more threads I had missed in my search.
     
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  3. Commiee

    Commiee Well-Known Member

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    [post reserved for future expansion of the list]
     
  4. Dinosbacsi

    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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  5. Commiee

    Commiee Well-Known Member

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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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