History of Tokyo Metropolitan Transportation Bureau
|The Tokyo Metropolitan Transportation Bureau was established in August 1911 when the City of Tokyo (now the Tokyo Metropolitan Government) acquired the Tokyo Railway Company. At the height of the Showa period (1926-1989), there were 41 streetcar lines with a total length of 213 km.
Like the Tokyu Tamagawa Line, the Tokyo Metropolitan Electric Railway was discontinued between 1967 and November 1972 due to difficulties in operation caused by the increase in the number of automobiles, and the lines were converted to metropolitan buses and subways.
Currently, only the Arakawa Line, which operates between Waseda and Minowabashi, remains as a track line.The first entry into the railway line was in 1960 with the opening of the Asakusa Line between Oshiage and Asakusabashi stations, which became a subway operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government under the Tokyo Metropolitan Ordinance on Underground Rapid Transit.
Currently, four lines are in operation: Asakusa Line,Mita Line,Shinjuku Line, andOedo Line.
|Mita Line Type 6300|
Toei Subway lines ( total length: 109 km)
|line||interval||Interval distance||railroad track gauge||top speed||cross platform|
|Asakusa Line (Line 1)||Nishimagome～Oshiage||18.3km||1,435mm||70km/h||Keisei Electric Railway and Keihin Electric Express Railway|
|Mita Line (Line 6)||Shirokane-Takanawa – Nishi-Takashimadaira||24.2km||1,067mm||75km/h||Tokyu Meguro Line, Yokohama Kosoku Minatomirai Line|
|Shinjuku Line (Line 10)||Keio New Line Shinjuku – Motoyawata||23.5km||1,372mm||75km/h||Keio Sagamihara Line|
|Oedo Line (Line 12)||Hikarigaoka – Tocho-mae – Ryogoku – Shinjuku||40.7Km||1,435mm||70km/h||–|
|The Asakusa Line includes Hokuso Railway and Shibayama Railway.
The Oedo Line is standard gauge, but because it is a linear system, it is not compatible with other lines of the same gauge.
The Oedo Line is the total distance between radial stations (Shinjuku – Hikarigaoka) and circular stations (Tochomae – Ryogoku – Daimon – Roppongi – Shinjuku).
Lines other than railway lines
|line||interval||Interval distance||railroad track gauge||top speed||orbital method|
|Toden Arakawa Line||Waseda – Minowabashi||12.2Km||1,372mm||40Km/h||railroad track|
|Nippori Toneri Liner||Nippori – Minuma-dai Shinsui Koen||9.70Km||–||60Km/h||guided railways|
|Ueno Tension Line||Ueno Zoo (East Garden – West Garden)||331.42m||–||20Km/h||Suspension railway (single track)|
|The Ueno Suspension Line is a monorail system within the Tokyo Metropolitan Ueno Zoological Gardens, and is defined as a transportation system based on the Railway Law.|