New Yamanote Line train relaunch goes without hitch

posted on March 8, 2016

The new model had been much-vaunted for its extra space for wheelchairs and strollers and digital advertising boards ahead of its first launch.

After experiencing a series of system malfunctions on its first day in operation more than three months ago, the much-hyped model undertook its second "first ride."

There was no ceremony this time around, unlike at the official launch last November, but nonetheless, around 200 train enthusiasts gathered on the platform to take the new train that left Osaki Station in Shinagawa Ward at 3:30 p.m.

Issei Shimauchi, 15, a junior high school third-grader, traveled to the capital from Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, to see the E235's second debut and was impressed by the design.

The new model had been much-vaunted for its extra space for wheelchairs and strollers and digital advertising boards ahead of its first launch.




source by asahi
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