• Jiji


East Japan Railway Co. has announced plans to raise its regular fares for train services in Tokyo and nearby prefectures by ¥10 from around March 2023.

JR East hopes to use the proceeds from the fare increase to cover the cost of making its stations barrier-free and to install platform doors. The company submitted its fare revision and facility improvement plans through fiscal 2035, which begins in April of that year, to the transport ministry’s Kanto District Transport Bureau.

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