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Tokyo Metro

Operator : * Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
3-19-6, Higashi-ueno, Taito-ku Tokyo 110-8614
Tel +81-3-3941-2004
URL http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/index.html

Operator : * Bureau of Transportation, Tokyo Metropolitan government
2-8-1, Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-8001
Tel +81-3-5321-1111
URL http://www.kotsu.metro.tokyo.jp/eng/

Outline

The Tokyo Subway has 13 lines and is operated by two different companies: One is Tokyo Metro Corporation, operating 195.1km and the other Tokyo Municipal Subway or Toei, operating 109km. The annual ridership of the both comes to over 3.2 billion, largest number in the world.
The first two lines were built using international standard gauge (1435 mm) but most other lines use1067mm gauge, which is more common in Japan and thus allow reciprocal through operation between subways and suburban railway lines. Tokyo's railway lines radiate from the city center to suburbs.

Tokyo Metro/Tokyo Municipal Subway

Data

First section opened 1927
Route length(in km) 304.1
Number of lines in operation 13
Number of stations 285
Number of stocks owned 3835
Annual Ridership (in million) 3237.2

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