About 40 rail system lines carry the population of 60 million of Tokyo, the world's most populous capital city. 20 million people use these lines every day. There are also wagons reserved for Japanese women in subways and trains.
While there are more than 650 metro stations in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, the vast majority of the subway and rail system in transportation are in the private sector and each company has its own pricing system.
Japan Railways (JR), which has the most widespread network in the country and has a big place in the high-speed train network, is a state-owned enterprise with a state-owned but later autonomous structure.
The financial structure of Japan's transportation network is just as complicated as the complexity in its appearance and density. Because in Tokyo subway 6 lines belong to the local government, 9 of them are private companies.
Although there are only 60 lines in the Tokyo metropolitan area, there are many lines alternating with each other and there is also an intense and busy bus network running in the same directions as the rail system.
4 million people per day
The lowest metro and rail transportation costs in the city were determined as 160 yen (approx. 3,6 TL). However, it is stated that very few people who benefit from the transportation. Because when the line changes in the same direction, the wage is increasing, and when the company changes on the same line, a separate charge comes in and the transportation becomes more expensive. According to the stall and destination, there are big changes between prices.
It is stated that an average of 20 million people travel daily in Tokyo. Considering that a large number of people use more than one line, the number of trips goes well above this figure.
There are stations used by more than 4 million people a day in the giant capital. At the Şincuku station, which is stated to be the busiest station in Tokyo, millions of people move underground without leaving the earth, especially at the beginning and end of the work, and only this station hosts 4 million 358 thousand people a day.
However, this density in the city is not limited to only one station. Because the Ikebukuro station uses 3 million 447 bin, Tokyo station 2 million 195 bin, Shibuya station 2 million 187 thousand people.
-The foundation of the system was laid in 1927-
The rail system and metro system in the country were established in 1927. Considering the initial start date compared to the current network, this network developed very quickly.
Many new lines in the city is built under the previous one is recorded. Therefore, most of these networks, such as spider webs, are at the bottom of the ground. There are subway lines in the city that reach 10 more than minutes and all of them are built according to the current city density and earthquake risks. The construction of many new lines continues.
In spite of the population and building density in the city center, the service of many lines could be possible with the passing of the lines through the deep places of the place.
- The order and chaos are together -
In Tokyo, where order and chaos are experienced together, rail system networks are likened to the lifeblood of the metropolis, as they carry the country's giant workforce from satellite cities to the villages and districts connected to the center.
Knowing how to benefit from rail systems is almost an area of expertise in Japan. It is not enough to live for years to use the network correctly. Because there are hundreds of pages of metro books for this and visually explain the routes, connections and alternatives of the lines.
In addition, the use of rail systems for smart phones with applications developed to facilitate the work of the public. The most interesting part of the network is the hundreds of trains running on these lines. A train arrives at the destination in the minute it arrives, and at the same time it reaches the transfer line in the direction of its arrival and trains it to the other train.
In the globalizing world, the Japanese who have used the time well in the Asian geography where the competition has increased has become a part of this order without surprise.
- Car wagon-
Even the Japanese who have covered the closest distance in Japan spend at least an hour of their day on the road.
Speaking to AA and working as a secretary, Şimizu Akiko stated that she changed two lines a day to go to work, and that she spent around 1 hour in the morning and evening.
Meanwhile, the importance of punctuality of the transportation network is emphasized frequently in Japan, and this is a “source of pride” for the Japanese.
Şimizu, suicide in metros, or even a one-minute delay in a state of emergency, people are very annoyed. A delay of one minute is known to cause disruption to other routes and to catch other trains in time.
Uneoka, who says that he is working in an official institution, says that the average 1,5 time is on the way a day and 3 changes the line in order to go to work.
Transportation in Tokyo is generally easy but expensive. However, the Japanese express that they are not very satisfied with this serious density and crowd.
Uneoka explains that another interesting application in subway and trains in Japan is the "Ladies' Wagon".
Noting that the "women's wagon" was built to prevent harassment, Uneoka adds that this wagon is only for women and is popular with passengers.