Earlier this year as part of the March Daiya Kaisei, the Ueno-Tokyo Line opened which consititutes the re-establishment of the Tōhoku Main Lines between Ueno & Tōkyō Stations. These lines were abandoned as a through route in 1990 as construction of the Tōhoku Shinkansen occupied much of the former surface level narrow gauge right-of-way. The most significant portion of this project is the flyover constructed in the viscinity of Kanda Station where these new lines are above the Tōhoku Shinkansen. Construction commenced in 2008 and opened for traffic this year resulting in fewer narrow gauge trains terminating at Tōkyō & Ueno stations.
All photos by Alex Morley & taken 25th May 2015. The view from the rear of a northbound service of the ramp constructed from the Akihabara end. Immediately to the right is the platform for southbound Keihin-Tōhoku Line trains.
A northbound Jōban Line E231 series on the newly restored link is seen approaching Okachimachi. These communter services now commence from Shinagawa where several platforms in the centre of the station which laid largely un-used for many years have been converted into terminal roads for Jōban Line services.
Also at Okachimachi, a southbound E233 series is seen entering the Ueno-Tōkyō Line which formed a Tōkaidō Line service on its departure from Tōkyō. These Shōnan livieried sets now operate through service on two routes through Central Tōkyō on their way from the Tōhoku/Takasaki Lines to the Tōkaidō Line. The other route being the Shōnan-Shinjuku route which operates parallel to the western side of the Yamanote Loop.