Tokyo metro extensions map

JAPAN: The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism has given Tokyo Metro the go-ahead to develop two proposed extensions to the capital’s metro network.

The first would be an extension of the Yurakucho Line to serve areas at the northern end of Tokyo Bay that are undergoing extensive regeneration. The 4·8 km extension would run from Toyosu in Koto City, where it would interchange with the Yurikamome automatic transit guideway line, to Sumiyoshi. This link is also expected to relieve congestion on Tokyo Metro’s east-west Tozai Line nearby, which is the network’s busiest route.

The second would be a 2·5 km extension of the Namboku Line from Shirokane Takanawa, where there is an interchange with Toei’s Mita Line, to Shinagawa, in order to serve the Tokyo terminus of the Chuo Shinkansen maglev line. At Shinagawa the metro would also interchange with JR East’s Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku and Tokaido lines, the Tokaido Shinkansen, and the Keikyu Line to Haneda Airport.