Doctor Yellow’s timetable estimation 1/3

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photo by Tetsuji Koyama

Doctor Yellow is a high speed test train on Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen and its operatonal schedule isn’t opened. As this site’s independent study, we’ve speculated Doctor Yellow’s operational schedule. The data in hand is public available one. As long as on Tokaido Shinkansen between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka, it is possible to estimate Doctor Yellow’s travel schedule because many trains are running on tight schedule there.

According to Wikipedia, there are two kinds of Doctor Yellows travel, one is Nozomi Testing and the other is Kodama Testing. When it runs on Nozomi Testing, it stops only major stations, and stops every station by Kodama Testing. We try to estimate Doctor Yellow’s travel schedule in three articles.

Schedule of Doctor Yellow’s Nozomi Testing

This first article is about Nozomi Testing. The estimated Doctor Yellow’s schedule is following. For more detail the way of estimation, see the Japanese text of this article.

estimated schedule of outbound Nozomi Testing

* Same as Nozomi 337’s schedule. Time in parentheses mean a passing time.

Tokyo11:47 d.
Shinagawa11:53 a.
11:54 d.
Shin-Yokohama12:05 a.
12:06 d.
Odawara(passing around 12:19)
Atami(passing around 12:25)
Mishima(passing around 12:31)
Shin-Fuji(passing around 12:35)
Shizuoka(passing around 12:43)
Kakegawa(passing around 12:54)
Hamamatsu(passing around 13:00)
Toyohashi(passing around 13:08)
Mikawa-Anjo(passing around 13:18)
Nagoya13:28 a.
13:29 d.
Gifu-Hashima(passing around 13:38)
Maibara(passing around 13:46)
Kyoto14:05 a.
14:06 d.
Shin-Osaka14:20 a.

estimated schedule of inbound Nozomi Testing

* Same as Nozomi 337’s schedule. Time in parentheses mean a passing time.

Shin-Osaka16:23 d.
Kyoto16:37 a.
16:39 d.
Maibara(passing around 16:52)
Gifu-Hashima(passing around 17:06)
Nagoya17:15 a.
17:16 d.
Mikawa-Anjo(passing around 17:24)
Toyohashi(passing around 17:34)
Hamamatsu(passing around 17:43)
Kakegawa(passing around 17:48)
Shizuoka(passing around 18:00)
Shin-Fuji(passing around 18:07)
Mishima(passing around 18:11)
Atami(passing around 18:16)
Odawara(passing around 18:23)
Shin-Yokohama18:37 a.
18:38 d.
Shinagawa18:49 a.
18:50 d.
Tokyo18:56 a.