Facts and Figures

Operator TRTA
System Type Metro
Year Opened 1927
# of Lines 9
# of Cars
Mileage 203.4 km
Gauge 1435/1067mm
Stations 168
Power 3rd Rail, overhead
Fare Media Farecards
Data Date 2010
1st Visit 12/1990
Last Visit 10/2010
% Rode 85%

Asian Transit > Japan > Tokyo > Subways
Tokyo Metro Lines


The Tokyo Metro used to be known as TRTA, or TEITO or EIDAN Lines. It is the larger of the 2 Tokyo subway systems. With the re-branding, the former "S" logo has been replaced with a M logo. This is the oldest subway system in Japan. The Ginza line opened between Asakusa and Ueno in 1927. It is my personal favorite system to ride. This system connects with most of the tourist areas. 

The Metro consists of the following lines: Ginza, Marunouchi, Hibiya, Tozai, Chiyoda, Yurakucho, Hanzomon, Namboku, and the Fukutoshin which opened in June 2008.

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