Talk:Rail travel in Japan

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I'd like to try and find a more recent image of a bullet train for the banner, as the types of what are currently shown have already been phased out. JRHorse (talk) 01:38, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi JRHorse, could you be specific about the type you are looking for? (I'm not a train spotter)
Not a suggestion for the banner, but I love this picture from 1967 !
Anyway, could you take a look through this Flickr list and indicate which one would work for you? Please ensure the picture selected is at least 2100 pixels wide. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 10:28, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
One of these would look nice in my opinion.
First photo is of the N700, the newest and most prevalent type of train on the Tokaido Shinkansen. [1]
Second photo is of the E5 and E6 series coupled together. These run on the Tohoku Shinkansen. [2]
What do you think? JRHorse (talk) 00:10, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
new suggestion by JRHorse
JRHorse , thank you for this comment, off course I wasn't aware at all that this train does not operate any more, to me it looked quite high tech... From the suggestions you've given I've only uploaded a crop of the second one. The first one isn't very suitable, the composition after cropping is not at all appealing. This new banner suggestion has also quite a bad picture quality - it's taken during bad light conditions and therefore it is grainy. I might try to apply some filter later. Yes Done Danapit (talk) 14:35, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
Another suggestion
I tried this banner. It isn't very exciting, but it might be the modern trains that you are looking for? Andrewssi2 (talk) 06:50, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
Your second suggestion looks great in my opinion! JRHorse (talk) 12:19, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
I agree, it looks fine. Danapit (talk) 12:32, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
OK I'll go forward and update. Personally I don't think it is super inspiring, so more than happy to see future suggestions! :) Andrewssi2 (talk) 09:25, 15 September 2015 (UTC)


So this article appears to be rather well written complete and up to date. Would it be okay to upgrade it to "guide" status? Hobbitschuster (talk) 14:43, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Suggested new banner[edit]

Suggested new banner. What do you think? /Yvwv (talk) 15:13, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

new suggestion by Yvwv

File:Hakata general train base banner.jpg

I would approve the change. Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:15, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Indeed, a definite improvement. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 18:28, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
I just noticed this change, and I disagree with it. Some of these trains have been retired and, as a result, I believe this photo does not accurately represent a current representation of rail services, whereas the previous photo did. JRHorse (talk) 03:30, 13 November 2017 (UTC)