This Japanese route and loco collection for Train Simulator provides the 48km Kitakami-Morioka commuter
line with twelve stations and the 175km high speed Tokyo-Aomori line which includes eight stations.
Also included for you to drive are the 701 Series EMU with the ATS-Ps safety system and the high speed
E5 Series EMU complete with DS-ATC safety system. Eleven Career scenarios complete the package!
Tohoku Main Line (commuter)
The Tohoku Main Line links the eastern Japanese cities of Tokyo and Aomori on the main island, Honshu. The section of the route included here runs between Kitakami and Morioka; it is 48km in length and features twelve stations. The 701 Series commuter train is used on this route.
Tohoku High Speed line
The Tohoku High Speed line links the eastern Japanese cities of Tokyo and Aomori on the main island, Honshu. The section of the route included here runs between Sendai and Morioka; it is 175km in length and features eight stations. The E5 High speed train runs up to 320km/h.
701 SERIES EMU
The 701 Series is an AC EMU train operated on local services in the Northeast area of Japan. It features:
E5 SERIES HIGH SPEED EMU
The E5 Series EMU is a Japanese high speed train operated on Tohoku High Speed Rail since 5 March 2011, and Hokkaido High Speed Rail since 26 March 2016. It features:
The DS-ATC is a digital ATC system which uses the track circuits to detect the presence of a train in the section and then transmits digital data from wayside equipment to the train on the track circuit numbers, the number of clear sections (track circuits) to the next train ahead, and the platform that the train will arrive at. The received data is compared with data about track circuit numbers saved in the train on-board memory and the distance to the next train ahead is computed. The on-board memory also saves data on track gradients, and speed limits over curves and points. All this data forms the basis for ATC decisions when controlling the service brakes and stopping the train.
In a digital ATC system, the running pattern creates determines the braking curve to stop the train before it enters the next track section ahead occupied by another train. An alarm sounds when the train approaches the braking pattern and the brakes are applied when the braking pattern is exceeded. The brakes are applied lightly first to ensure better ride comfort, and then more strongly until the optimum deceleration is attained. The brakes are applied more lightly when the train speed drops to a set speed below the speed limit. Regulating the braking force in this way permits the train to decelerate in accordance with the braking pattern, while ensuring ride comfort.
There is also an emergency braking pattern outside the normal braking pattern and the ATC system applies the emergency brakes if the train speed exceeds this emergency braking pattern.