The art of transit

photo by Justin C., via Flickr creative commons

With California’s high-speed rail project chronically in the news these days, here’s a photo of a bullet train in Tokyo taken from the 40th floor of a high-rise tower. Great shot.

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  1. That’s a great picture from a city which offers a lot for transit fans.

    There’s a lot going on in there: The Shinkansen looks like it’s sharing tracks with the Yamanote Line, but of course that’s impossible with the different track gauges. The bullet train has been carefully shoehorned into a parallel right of way.

    Next to the Yamanote/ Shinkansen tracks is the Yurikamome automated rail line, not quite a monorail but not a subway either, designed to cross the Rainbow Bridge to Odaiba.

    And if the camera were angled just a little to the right, you would see a large park contrasting with the density of the tall buildings nearby.