Keisei stations to offer multilingual tablets for overseas visitors

JIJI

Keisei Electric Railway Co. will from Thursday introduce tablets equipped with a multilingual translation app at 65 of its stations in response to growing tourist numbers.

Apple Inc.’s iPad Air 2 tablets will be distributed to all Keisei Electric Railway stations except Higashi-Matsudo, Shin-Kamagaya, Chiba New Town Chuo and Inba Nihon-Idai, which are also on its Narita Sky Access Line.

The tablets, with map, connection guide and writing software, will provide information in 29 languages, including English, Chinese and Korean.

The company, which operates train services between Tokyo and Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture aims to provide foreign tourists with quick and accurate guidance via the tablets.

The tablets will also be available at counters on the arrival floors within the Narita airport terminal buildings.