THE RAPID TRANSIT NETWORK IN TOKYO METROPOLITAN REGION

THIS ARTICLE COMMENCES WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE RAILWAYS IN THE TOKYO METROPOLITAN REGION. THERE ARE THREE INDEPENDENT SYSTEMS IN OPERATION, THE SUBWAY SYSTEM WHICH IS MANAGED BY SEVERAL DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS, THE JAPANESE NATIONAL RAILWAYS SYSTEM WHICH IN ADDITION TO SERVING OTHER CITIES SERVES TOKYO COMMUTERS, AND A GROUP OF PRIVATE SUBURBAN RAILWAYS. AN ACCOUNT IS GIVEN OF THE PLANNING THAT IS BEING CARRIED OUT TO IMPROVE THE SUBWAY COMMUTER SERVICE. A PROGRAMME HAS BEEN FORMULATED WHICH IS REVIEWED EVERY FEW YEARS AND THE AUTHOR DISCUSSES THE MOST RECENT (1972) PROGRAMME IN DETAIL. HE INCLUDES THE REASONS FOR THE PROGRAMME, THE CONCEPTS ON WHICH IT IS BASED (WHICH TAKE INTO ACCOUNT FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY AND EXPECTED INCREASES IN THE NUMBER OF COMMUTERS) AND MAPS SHOWING THE PROPOSAL IMPROVED NETWORKS. TWO APPENDICES RESPECTIVELY GIVE DETAILS OF THE NIGHT AND DAY POPULATIONS OF DIFFERENT PARTS OF TOKYO AND THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS CARRIED DURING MORNING PEAK PERIOD.

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    Japan Society of Civil Engineers

    1-chome, Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan  160-0004
  • Authors:
    • Yasoshima, Y
  • Publication Date: 1972

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 40-50
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264838
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM