Urban Public Transportation System and Its Operation and Use by People in Tokyo

by Takashi Yajima, Teito Rapid Transit Authority, 3-19-6 Higashi-Ueno, Taito-ku Tokyo, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage


The public transportation system in Tokyo Metropolitan Region (TMR), primarily based on a well-developed rail/subway network, manages to support passenger movement in the huge urban complex. For this purpose, adequate support should be strengthened by the government. In addition, extensive efforts should be exerted on the operator side to provide challenging transport services and to pursue better financial basis.

Subject Headings: Public transportation | Urban and regional development | Transportation management | Urban areas | Rapid transit systems | Rail transportation | Travel demand | Japan | Asia

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