THE AIRPORT ACCESS PROBLEM IN TOKYO

AT THE TIME OF THE 1964 OLYMPIC GAMES, AN EXPRESSWAY AND A MONORAIL ACCESS WERE CONSTRUCTED BETWEEN TOKYO AND ITS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. SOON THE FORMER WAS SEVERELY CONGESTED AND THE LATTER UNDERUTILIZED. THE NEW TOKYO AIRPORT, BUILT TO ACCOMMODATE SST'S, IS SO FAR FROM DOWNTOWN THAT HIGHWAY TRAVEL IS AT PRESENT INFEASIBLE. AS AN INTERIM SOLUTION, A TERMINAL FACILITY OFFERING HIGH-QUALITY AND HIGH-SPEED PASSENGER SERVICE IS BEING CONSTRUCTED TO ACT AS A MODE EXCHANGE BETWEEN URBAN EXPRESSWAYS AND RAIL/BUS TRANSPORTATION TO THE AIRPORT.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 5-12
  • Monograph Title: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO AIRPORTS
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241456
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 3 1971 12:00AM