Tokyo Metro to put more security staff on platforms

Sep 28, 2016

Tokyo Metro to put more security staff on platforms

Tokyo Metro Co. will increase the number of security guards on platforms and improve communication between staff after a blind man recently fell on the tracks and was killed, officials said Tuesday. But the officials said deploying additional staff is only a stopgap measure ...

Tokyo Metro to launch left-luggage service

Sep 21, 2016

Tokyo Metro to launch left-luggage service

Tokyo Metro Co. is to launch a left-luggage service on a trial basis at Ginza Station in Tokyo in a bid to make shopping easier for tourists. Priced at ¥500 per bag, the company said the service counter will open on a trial basis ...

Aug 27, 2016

Tokyo Metro to test parcel delivery services

Tokyo Metro Co. will test the feasibility of parcel delivery services using its subway system in cooperation with other rail and transportation firms, company sources said Saturday. Land transportation companies face a lack of truck drivers and also need to reduce carbon emissions and ...

Three songs selected for Tokyo subway's departure melodies

Jan 21, 2016

Three songs selected for Tokyo subway's departure melodies

Hit tunes by the all-girl pop group AKB48 and its rival, Nogizaka46, and a 1960s duet song still popular in karaoke, have been selected for departure melodies at three subway stations in central Tokyo. Tokyo Metro Co., the operator of nine subway lines in ...

Tokyo Metro punishes station staff for ducking booze tests

Dec 14, 2014

Tokyo Metro punishes station staff for ducking booze tests

Tokyo Metro Co. said Sunday it is taking disciplinary action against 19 employees involved in a scheme by nine deputy stationmasters who used colleagues as stand-ins to duck compulsory blood-alcohol tests upon arriving at work. According to Tokyo Metro, the nine deputy stationmasters, all ...

Mar 31, 2014

Tokyo Metro unveils subway navigation app for visitors

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Tokyo Metro Co. is providing a free smartphone application to help foreigners navigate the capital’s subway system. Tokyo Subway Navigation for Tourists will be available for Android phones through Google Play on Tuesday and “sometime soon” for iPhones at Apple’s App Store, Tokyo Metro ...