Tokyo Metro is operated by , a private company jointly owned by the Japanese fc government and the Tokyo metropolitan franchising subway franchise jared government.
The company replaced the , commonly known as Eidan inn or TRTA, on April 1, 2004. TRTA was administered by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (Japan)
The , abbreviated MLIT mta maps, is a ministry of the Japanese government. It is responsible for one-third of all the laws and orders in Japan and the largest Japanese Tokyo Subway ministry in terms of employees, as well as the second-largest organ of the Japanese government after the Ministry of Defense...
, and jointly funded by the national and metropolitan governments. It was formed in 1941, although its oldest lines date back to 1927.
The other metro operator in Tokyo is the government of Tokyo, through the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation
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
is a train station located in Shinjuku and Shibuya wards in Tokyo, Japan.Serving as the main connecting hub for rail traffic between central Tokyo and its western suburbs on inter-city rail, commuter rail and metro lines, the station was used by an average of 3.64 million people per day in 2007,...
The is a subway line of the Tokyo Metro system in Tokyo, Japan. The line runs in a U-shape between Ogikubo Station in Suginami and Ikebukuro Station in Toshima, with a branch line between Nakano-Sakaue Station and Hōnanchō Station. The official name is ....
Many stations are also designed to help blind people as railings often have Braille
Tokyo Metro stations began accepting PASMO
is a rechargeable contactless smart card ticketing system for public transport introduced in Tokyo, Japan, on March 18, 2007.PASMO is a development of the system used by many non JR railway lines in the Tokyo region...
contactless cards in March 2007.
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 at approximately 5:00am.
Tokyo Metro indicated in its public share offering that it would cease construction once the Fukutoshin Line is completed. Some therefore expect that the line will be the final expansion to the Tokyo Metro network, although several lines such as the Hanzōmon Line
Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
The is a subway line owned and operated by Tokyo Metro located in Tokyo, Japan.-Overview:The 16.8 km line serves the wards of Shibuya, Minato, Chiyoda, Chūō, Kōtō and Sumida. Hanzōmon Line trains run through onto the Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line from Shibuya Station and the Tōbu Isesaki Line from...
have yet to be completed as planned.