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Encyclopedia > Tokyo Subway
Simplified diagram of the Tokyo Metro and Toei networks
Simplified diagram of the Tokyo Metro and Toei networks
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line subway train departing Hiroo Station
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line subway train departing Hiroo Station
Toei O-Edo Line subway train arriving at Hikarigaoka Station
Toei O-Edo Line subway train arriving at Hikarigaoka Station
Tokyo Waterfront Railway 70-000 series train, heading towards Osaki Station
Tokyo Waterfront Railway 70-000 series train, heading towards Osaki Station

The Tokyo subway is an integral part of the world's most extensive rapid transit system in a single metropolitan area, Greater Tokyo. While the subway system itself is largely within the city center, the lines extend far out via extensive through service onto suburban railway and other rail lines. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x796, 141 KB) Summary Map of Tokyo Subway system, including Tokyo Metro and Toei lines, as well as the JR Yamanote line. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x796, 141 KB) Summary Map of Tokyo Subway system, including Tokyo Metro and Toei lines, as well as the JR Yamanote line. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (750x616, 190 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (750x616, 190 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line ... Image File history File links Hikarigaoka Station of Oedo line, Tokyo, Japan. ... Image File history File links Hikarigaoka Station of Oedo line, Tokyo, Japan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For lower capacity public transit systems, see tram, light rail, bus, and bus rapid transit. ... The Greater Tokyo Area (東京都市圏 Tōkyō-toshiken), also the Tokyo-Yokohama area, is a large metropolitan area in Japan consisting of the prefectures of Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ...

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Networks

As of September 2005, the network including all Tokyo Metro, Toei and TWR lines has 282 subway stations and 12 to 14 subway lines in Tokyo. The Tokyo Metro and Toei networks together carry a combined average of 7.8 million passengers daily[1]. new Tokyo Metro sign and logo This office tower, above Tokyo Metro Ueno Station, houses the headquarters of the Tokyo Metro. ... The Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (東京都交通局 Tōkyō-to Kōtsū-kyoku) is Tokyos public transportation authority. ...


There are two primary subway operators in Tokyo:

  • Tokyo Metro. Formerly Teito Rapid Transit Authority (Eidan), privatized in 2004 and presently operating 168 stations and 8 to 10 lines, depending on whether Line 13 and the Marunouchi Line branch are counted separately. The minimum price for one ride is 160 yen.

In addition, the Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit (TWR) operates a single mostly-underground line with eight stations. new Tokyo Metro sign and logo This office tower, above Tokyo Metro Ueno Station, houses the headquarters of the Tokyo Metro. ... Tokyo Metro Line 13 (東京地下鉄13号線) is a Tokyo Metro subway line currently under construction in Tokyo, Japan. ... 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. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... The Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (東京都交通局 Tōkyō-to Kōtsū-kyoku) is Tokyos public transportation authority. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 70-000 series Train on the Tokyo Waterfront Railway, heading towards Osaki. ...


The Yamanote Line is not a subway, but an aboveground commuter line operated by JR East. It acts as a key transportation artery and it is often marked on Tokyo subway maps. A Yamanote Line E231 series EMU on the left departs with a 205 series on the right Passengers prepare to board a train on the Yamanote Line 205 series 6-door Cattle wagon before the morning rush Display within Yamanote Line car shows next stop and route map. ... Yamanote Line, Tokyo JR Yamanote Line train in Tokyo, Japan Above Yurakucho in Tokyo East Japan Railway Company (東日本旅客鉄道 Higashi-Nihon Ryokyaku Tetsudo or JR東日本; JR Higashi-Nihon) (TYO: 9020) is a Japanese private railroad company, the largest passenger railway company in the world and one of the seven JR companies. ...


The Yokohama Subway (and the planned Kawasaki Subway) also operate in the Greater Tokyo area, but they are not directly linked to the Tokyo subway network. However, on special occasions (typically holiday weekends), the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and Nanboku Line operate special Minato Mirai (ミナトミライ号?) direct through services onto Yokohama's fully underground Minato Mirai Line via the Tokyu Toyoko railway. From 2012, the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line will also have regular through service to the Minato Mirai Line. The Yokohama subway network in Yokohama, Japan is operated by two groups. ... The Kawasaki Longitudinal Rapid Railway ) is a planned subway line that will run from Shin-Yurigaoka to Musashi-Kosugi, and eventually to Kawasaki Station. ... The Greater Tokyo Area (東京都市圏 Tōkyō-toshiken), also the Tokyo-Yokohama area, is a large metropolitan area in Japan consisting of the prefectures of Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama. ... Hibiya Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... Namboku Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... The Yokohama High-Speed Railway Minato Mirai 21 Line (横浜高速鉄道みなとみらい21線), commonly known as the Minato Mirai Line (みなとみらい線), is a 4. ... The TōkyÅ« Tōyoko Line ) is a major commuter train service connecting Tokyo (Shibuya) to Yokohama. ... The 10000-series train on test-run. ...


System administration

All three subway systems are closely integrated with a unified system of line colors, line codes and station numbers. However, the separate administration of metro systems has these ramifications:

  • For single rides, a special transfer ticket is required to cross from one system to another and an additional 90 or 100 yen is charged, regardless of the length of the ride. However, the PASSNET system gets around such issues, by allowing one stored-fare card to be used on most of the rail operators in the Greater Tokyo Area (with the noticeable exception of JR East which uses its own Suica system). The introduction of PASMO in 2007 will finally produce one unified stored fare for most of the Tokyo transit system.
  • The systems represent the metro network differently in station, train and customer information diagrams. For example, the Toei map represents the Toei Oedo Line as a circle in the centre; the Tokyo Metro's map saves the central ring line for the Marunouchi Line and the JR Yamanote Line.
  • The operators represent subway stations with different logos.

Cheap Tickets redirects here. ... The Greater Tokyo Area (東京都市圏 Tōkyō-toshiken), also the Tokyo-Yokohama area, is a large metropolitan area in Japan consisting of the metropolis of Tokyo and the prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama. ... The Suica (Japanese: スイカ) card is a rechargeable contactless smart card used on the (JR) East network, Tokyo Monorail, and Rinkai Line in Japan. ... PASMO ) is a rechargable contactless smart card ticketing system for public transport to be introduced in Tokyo, Japan from March 2007. ... The Toei Ōedo Line (都営地下鉄大江戸線, Toei Chikatetsu Ōedo-sen) is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (not the Tokyo Metro). ... A Yamanote Line E231 series EMU on the left departs with a 205 series on the right Passengers prepare to board a train on the Yamanote Line 205 series 6-door Cattle wagon before the morning rush Display within Yamanote Line car shows next stop and route map. ...

References

  1. ^ Japan Today: Subways keep Tokyo on the move. Retrieved on 24-01-2007.

External links

  • Urbanrail.net page on Tokyo subways
  • Regional Rail - Subway Links in Tokyo
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