New Tokyo Subway Line Project
The Tokyo government has unveiled a draft plan to build a new subway line linking the city center with the busily built up coastal part of the capital. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to zdmira.
The seven-station, 6.1 km line will run from Central Station to the Ariake Minami area, home of the International Exhibition Center, through land cleared for redevelopment of the former fish market and Olympic Village.
The construction of high-rise apartment buildings is accompanied by an increase in demand for transport services. Tokyo authorities plan to meet it by 2040 through the implementation of a subway line project worth about 500 billion yen (3.6 billion US dollars). In the future, it is possible to connect this subway line with the railway line that JR East plans to build between Tokyo Central Station and Haneda International Airport.
In April 2022, operator Tokyo Metro received approval to build two extensions: the 4.8 km Yurakucho Line and the 2.5 km Namboku Line. Their commissioning is possible in the mid-2030s.
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