The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has decided to add eight new train lines in the Tokyo metropolitan area to enhance passengers' accessibility and convenience.
The ministry has been seeking ideas for new train projects in the Tokyo area to be completed by 2030 to reinforce the city's competitiveness, Sankei Shimbun reported. As a result, eight train lines have been selected for the projects that will enhance usability for both business and tourism.
The proposed lines include one that will connect Oshiage and Sengakuji stations, shortening the travel time to Narita and Haneda airports; and a line to connect Tamachi and Oimachi stations with Haneda airport. Other lines will improve accessibility between Haneda airport and Shinjuku and cities in Saitama Prefecture by connecting Tokyu Kamata and Keikyu Kamata stations. Elsewhere, the Tsukuba Express will be extended from Akihabara to Tokyo Station.
A new subway will run from central Tokyo to the Tokyo Bay area. There is also a plan to build a subway station under Shinagawa Station which is also the starting station for the maglev (magnetically levitated train) shinkansen that will go into operation in 2027.© Japan Today