Tokyo Metro to make cell services available on all lines

Kyodo

Tokyo Metro Co., the capital’s largest subway operator, said mobile phone services will be available in trains on all nine lines from noon Thursday.

While cellphone services in trains have improved over the past year, segments on the Ginza and Marunouchi lines have remained dodgy. These segments will be mobile friendly from Thursday, the carrier said.

However, users are still likely to lose connection along a short section between Kotakemukaihara and Senkawa stations on the Yurakucho and Fukutoshin lines due to construction that runs through fiscal 2016.

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    “However, users are still likely to lose connection along a short section between Kotakemukaihara and Senkawa stations on the Yurakucho and Fukutoshin lines. . . .”

    The signal also disappears in the section of tunnel linking the Metro lines at Kotakemukaihara to the Seibu Ikebukuro Line at Nerima, reappearing when the track emerges above ground just before Nerima and surface-based cell sites become accessible again. However, this short underground stretch, which passes through Shin-Sakuradai Station, is actually a spur of the Seibu Line and not strictly a part of the Metro network.

    So is the Seibu Railway Company too strapped for cash to invest in a few femtocells?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryota.kimura.108 Ryota Jaydan Kimura

    finally……..