Ueno Zoo's popular monorail halts service after over 60 years

National Oct 31, 2019

Ueno Zoo's popular monorail halts service after over 60 years

The much-loved monorail at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo halted its service on Thursday after more than 60 years in operation, due to the aging of the train and facilities. The monorail was launched in 1957 by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's transportation bureau as the nation's first ...

Fate of Japan's oldest monorail line up in the air

National Jan 24, 2019

Fate of Japan's oldest monorail line up in the air

The operation of Japan's oldest monorail line, located at a Tokyo zoo, will be suspended in November following a 62-year run, as the current vehicles are getting old, the metropolitan government said Wednesday. It was vague about whether the monorail runs at Ueno Zoological Gardens ...

Monorail service linking Haneda airport disrupted due to power outage

National Sep 13, 2017

Monorail service linking Haneda airport disrupted due to power outage

The monorail service connecting Tokyo's Haneda airport to the downtown area was temporarily suspended Tuesday following a power outage, canceling 75 trains and affecting close to 16,000 people. Tokyo Monorail Co. said a six-car train stopped around 2:15 p.m. between Showajima and Seibijo stations, stranding ...

Monorail serving Tokyo's Haneda airport marks 50th anniversary

National Sep 17, 2014

Monorail serving Tokyo's Haneda airport marks 50th anniversary

The monorail linking Haneda airport with central Tokyo marked its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, with six types of rail cars previously and currently in service featured at a commemorative event. Tokyo Monorail, which ferries travelers between the airport terminals and downtown Hamamatsucho Station, ran its ...