I found 2 videos that intrigue me so I decided to share it with everyone.. I found the post from Japan Probe.. Click here for the link..
But before that, here is the info about the Yamanote line itself:
The Yamanote Line (山手線, Yamanote-sen?) of East Japan Railway Company (JR East) is one of Tokyo's busiest and most important commuter rail lines. Running as a circle, it connects most of Tokyo's major stations and urban centres including the Yūrakuchō area, Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ikebukuro with all but two of its 29 stations connecting with other railway or underground (subway) lines.
In the mornings, certain inner circle trains start from Tamachi which is more efficient after forwarding from the Osaki/Shinagawa stabling yards. Trains which run clockwise are known as "soto-mawari" (外回り, outer circle) and counter-clockwise as "uchi-mawari" (内回り, inner circle). (Trains travel on the left in Japan, as with road traffic.)
So YouTube user VodkaYNVGw has uploaded two very cool Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)-style videos of Tokyo’s Yamanote Line (cool 8-bit musical representations of each station’s melody are included)..
There are two part of the line.. One is the Inner circle where the trains run clockwise while the other is the Outer circle..
So here you go:
Well, I like some of the music for some of the stations but hate the ones that is repetitive.. Anyway I went online searching for the original tunes for the stations in the Yamanote Line.
For those who wants to listen to the original tunes of each station you can visit here..
I wished that they can apply such tunes onto Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)..
There are good and bad things of applying such work onto Singapore's MRT..
1) People can memorized the unique music assigned to the station that is located near their workplace or homes. When they accidently fall asleep, they will wake up to those tunes.
2) The music are like timing for the doors of the train to remain open.. After the song finish, the door closes.
3) The tunes might make those tensed people feel relaxed. ^^
1) Those repetitive songs used in some stations are just annoying. Not a good thing to repeat the same tune on some stations.
2) Other than the good reason(Part 2), the timing of the tunes might make some people rush to catch the train before the door closes. May cause unnecessary injuries if an accident happens.
Well, if you ask me, putting such tunes may be a good idea.. Sometimes, you need to try something new to see whether people like it or not.. Singapore MRT may take some of these ideas from Japan.. ^^