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Tokyo
Kanagawa - Chiba - Saitama
東京
神奈川 - 千葉 - 埼玉
Background
Locale Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 13
Number of stations 274
Technical
System length 328.8 km (204.31 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in)
1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

Tokyo 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 services onto suburban railway lines.

As of June 2008, the entire network of Tokyo Subway has 274 stations and 13 lines. The Tokyo Metro and Toei networks together carry a combined average of over eight million passengers daily.[1] Despite being ranked first in worldwide subway usage, subways make up a small fraction of heavy rail rapid transit in Tokyo alone—only 274 out of 882 railway stations, as of 2007.[2] The Tokyo subway at 8.7 million daily passengers only represents 22% of Tokyo's 40 million daily rail passengers.[3]

There are two primary subway operators in Tokyo:

  • Tokyo Metro. Formerly, Teito Rapid Transit Authority (TRTA), privatized in 2004 and presently operating 168 stations and nine lines. The minimum price for one ride is 160 yen.
  • Toei Subway (Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation). An arm of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, operates 106 stations in four lines. The minimum price for one ride is 170 yen.


LinesEdit

Line
Terminals
Year Opened
Total Length
in km
№ of Stations
Tokyo Metro Toei Subway Mass Rapid Transit
 Ginza  Shibuya Asakusa 1927 14.3 19
 Marunouchi  Ogikubo / Hōnanchō Ikebukuro 1954 27.4 28
 Asakusa  Nishi-Magome Oshiage 1960 18.3 20
 Hibiya  Naka-Meguro Kita-Senju 1961 20.3 21
 Tōzai  Nakano Nishi-Funabashi 1964 30.8 23
 Mita  Meguro Nishi-Takashimadaira 1968 26.5 27
 Yūrakuchō  Wakōshi Shin-Kiba 1974 28.3 24
 Chiyoda  Yoyogi-Uehara Kita-Ayase 1969 24.0 20
 Shinjuku  Shinjuku Motoyawata 1978 23.5 21
 Hanzōmon  Shibuya Oshiage 1978 16.8 14
 Namboku  Meguro Akabane-Iwabuchi 1991 21.3 19
 Ōedo  Tochōmae Hikarigaoka 1991 40.7 38
 Fukutoshin  Wakōshi Shibuya 1994 11.9 16
JR East Regional Rail
Yamanote
Keihin-Tōhoku
Negishi
Chūō-Sōbu
Chūō Rapid
Ōme
Itsukaichi
Saikyō
Kawagoe
Jōban
Narita
Keiyō
Musashino
Nambu
Tsurumi
Yokohama
Sagami
Hachikō

MapEdit

Tokyo map

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Japan Today: Subways keep Tokyo on the move". http://www.japantoday.com/jp/feature/1055. Retrieved 2007-01-24. 
  2. 【平成19年版】緯度経度付き全国沿線別駅データ - 地図センターネットショッピング
  3. http://www.mlit.go.jp/kisha/kisha07/01/010330_3/01.pdf

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