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Encyclopedia > Tokyo Metro
new Tokyo Metro sign and logo
new Tokyo Metro sign and logo
This office tower, above Tokyo Metro Ueno Station, houses the headquarters of the Tokyo Metro.
This office tower, above Tokyo Metro Ueno Station, houses the headquarters of the Tokyo Metro.
Map of Tokyo Metro lines
Map of Tokyo Metro lines

The Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. (formally 東京地下鉄株式会社 Tōkyō Chikatetsu Kabushiki Kaisha, but commonly 東京メトロ Tōkyō Metoro) is one of the two operators of Tokyo's metro system. It is a private company jointly owned by the Japanese government and the Tokyo metropolitan government. New Tokyo Metro sign and logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (800x790, 182 KB) Tokyo Metro Headquarters Building Ueno Station Taito-ku Tokyo Japan This building, which stands atop Tokyo Metro Ueno Station, houses the headquarters of Tokyo Metro. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (800x790, 182 KB) Tokyo Metro Headquarters Building Ueno Station Taito-ku Tokyo Japan This building, which stands atop Tokyo Metro Ueno Station, houses the headquarters of Tokyo Metro. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2000x1409, 79 KB) Summary Tokyo Metro, one of the two subway operators in Tokyo. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2000x1409, 79 KB) Summary Tokyo Metro, one of the two subway operators in Tokyo. ... View of Tokyos Shibuya district Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Imperial Palace. ... Metro is: a general term, synonymous with rapid transit, subway or underground, for an urban underground rail public transit system (see list of rapid transit systems); any of several specific public transport systems, including: Bi-State Development Agency in Missouri and Illinois, d/b/a Metro since 2003 Buffalo Metro...


It replaced the Teito Rapid Transit Authority (帝都高速度交通営団 Teito Kōsokudo Kōtsū Eidan, abbreviated Eidan or TRTA) on April 1, 2004. TRTA was administered by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, and jointly funded by the national and metropolitan governments. It was formed in 1941, although its oldest lines date back to 1927. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The other metro operator in Tokyo is the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation, which operates the Toei system. Metro and Toei trains form completely separate networks. While users of prepaid rail passes can freely interchange between the two networks, regular ticket holders must purchase a second ticket, or a special transfer ticket, to change from a Toei line to a Metro line and vice versa. The Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (東京都交通局 Tōkyō-to Kōtsū-kyoku) is Tokyos public transportation authority. ...


The Tokyo Metro forms part of one of the most complex public transportation systems in the world. It is extremely well maintained and clean, although some stations on older lines are beginning to show their age.


Much effort is made to make the system accessible to non-Japanese speaking users:

  • Train stops are announced in both English and Japanese. Announcements also provide connecting line information.
  • Ticketing machines can switch between English and Japanese user interfaces.
  • Train stations are signposted in English, Japanese (in kanji and hiragana).
  • Train stations are now also consecutively numbered on each color-coded line, allowing even non-English speakers to be able to commute without necessarily knowing the name of the station. For example, Shinjuku Station on the Marunouchi Line is also signposted as M-08 with the familiar red colored circle surrounding it; Even if a commuter could not read the English or Japanese station names on signs or maps, they can simply look for the red line and then find the appropriately numbered station on said line.

Although ticket machines are plentiful at every station, many regular Tokyo Metro commuters purchase Tokyo Metro SF Cards for convenience. These SF (Stored Fare) Cards can be purchased in pre-paid amounts of ¥1000, ¥3000 and ¥5000. Japanese writing Kanji 漢字 Kana 仮名 Hiragana 平仮名 Katakana 片仮名 Uses Furigana 振り仮名 Okurigana 送り仮名 Romaji ローマ字 Kanji ( (help· info), literally Han characters), is a Japanese writing system which is derived from Chinese characters (Hanzi). ... Japanese writing Kanji 漢字 Kana 仮名 Hiragana 平仮名 Katakana 片仮名 Uses Furigana 振り仮名 Okurigana 送り仮名 Rōmaji ローマ字 Category Hiragana ) are a Japanese syllabary, one of the three main Japanese writing systems, along with katakana and kanji. ... South side of Shinjuku Station Ōedo Line Ōedo Line Ticket gates on the Ōedo Line A northbound Saikyo Line train bound for Kawagoe takes on passengers at Shinjuku Station. ... Marunouchi Line train crossing the Kanda River near Ochanomizu Station Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (東京地下鉄丸ノ内線) is a subway line, part of the Tokyo Metro system in Tokyo, Japan. ...


The Tokyo Metro is extremely punctual and has regular trains arriving less than five minutes apart most of the day and night. It does not however run 24 hours a day. Lines tend to stop service between midnight and 1:00am and commence again approximately 5:00am.


Lines

Color on maps Line Japanese Route
orange Ginza Line 銀座線 Shibuya to Asakusa
red Marunouchi Line 丸ノ内線 Ogikubo to Ikebukuro
gray Hibiya Line 日比谷線 Naka-meguro to Kita-senju
blue Tozai Line 東西線 Nakano and Nishi-funabashi
green Chiyoda Line 千代田線 Yoyogi-uehara to Kita-ayase
yellow Yurakucho Line 有楽町線 Wakoshi to Shin-kiba
purple Hanzomon Line 半蔵門線 Shibuya to Oshiage
emerald green Namboku Line 南北線 Meguro to Akabane-iwabuchi
brown Line 13 13号線 Kotake-mukaihara to Ikebukuro (in operation)
Ikebukuro to Shibuya (under construction, est. 2007)

Ginza Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... The Kaminarimon is the outer gate of the Sensoji, Asakusas famous temple. ... Marunouchi Line train crossing the Kanda River near Ochanomizu Station Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (東京地下鉄丸ノ内線) is a subway line, part of the Tokyo Metro system in Tokyo, Japan. ... Ogikubo (荻窪) is a suburb of Tokyo in Suginami ward, approximately 8 km west of Shinjuku. ... Ikebukuro Ikebukuro at night Ikebukuro at night Ikebukuro (池袋), a part of Toshima ward, is a large commercial and entertainment district of Tokyo, Japan. ... Hibiya Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... Tozai Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... Click on map to enlarge The Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (東京地下鉄千代田線) is a metro line in Tokyo, Japan, administered by the Tokyo Metro. ... Yurakucho Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... Hanzomon Line (Click on image to enlarge) The Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line (東京地下鉄半蔵門線) is a metro line in Tokyo, Japan, administered by the Tokyo Metro. ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... Namboku Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... Tokyo Metro Line 13 (東京地下鉄13号線) is a Tokyo Metro subway line currently under construction in Tokyo, Japan. ... Ikebukuro Ikebukuro at night Ikebukuro at night Ikebukuro (池袋), a part of Toshima ward, is a large commercial and entertainment district of Tokyo, Japan. ... Ikebukuro Ikebukuro at night Ikebukuro at night Ikebukuro (池袋), a part of Toshima ward, is a large commercial and entertainment district of Tokyo, Japan. ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

This is an alphabetical list of cities worldwide that have a rapid transit system, or a light-rail system with some elements of rapid transit. ...

External link

  • Tokyo Metro

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Tokyo Metro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (399 words)
The Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. (formally 東京地下鉄株式会社 Tōkyō Chikatetsu Kabushiki Kaisha, but commonly 東京メトロ Tōkyō Metoro) is one of the two operators of Tokyo's metro system.
The other metro operator in Tokyo is the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation, which operates the Toei system.
The Tokyo Metro is extremely punctual and has regular trains arriving less than five minutes apart most of the day and night.
Tokyo - Information, Maps, Facts, What to do, Links, and much more. (1203 words)
Tokyo literally means "eastern capital" in Japanese, a meaning in opposition to an old capital to the west, Kyoto, which was renamed "Saikyo", meaning "western capital", for a brief period of time.
Tokyo is also part of the Greater Tokyo Area, which consists of Tokyo itself and the surrounding prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba.
Tokyo's re-emergence from wartime trauma was complete at the 1964 Summer Olympics, which publicized the city on an international stage and brought global attention to the "economic miracle".
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