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The Japanese Railway Society (JRS) was founded in 1991 in London to promote the knowledge of the
railways of Japan in the UK & other non-Japanese-speaking parts of the world. Since 1991, there have
been several activities like exhibitions (also of railway models), a TV-show (on Naruhodo The World, Fuji TV),
many meetings in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and many guided tours to and meetings in Japan.
Our membership is now more than 200 people in over 10 countries worldwide.

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    Bullet-In # 119
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    * Editorial, Chairman’s Chat, Shop * News Update * Type 119 EMUs * JRS December 2023 Meeting * Autumn Travel on the Suigun Line * Limestone to Nippon Steel, Nagoya * Himeji Municipal Monorail – Exploring the Remains * Book Review: Japan Tram Atlas * Some Diesels to Ride Behind * Japan’s ‘2024 Problem’ * Hiroshima: Skyrail Midorizaka Line to Close at the End of April * Model-In: Model Layout in the Romancecar Museum *

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    Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line Kaminagaya Station

    The Yokohama subway is overshadowed by its northern neighbour of Tōkyō with its two subway systems. However, the Yokohama subway is vital to Japan’s second-largest city. The system has two lines, the Blue and the Green. The Blue line first opened in 1972, using standard-gauge track with third rail power.


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