The Tokyo Rail System

tokyo_rail_systemThe Tokyo rail system is an amazing network. The greater Tokyo rails system, comprising of  forty-eight operators, moves nearly forty million people—daily. The subway, which serves only a part of central Tokyo, moves over eight million people. To put that into context, the New York subway system moves over five million people on weekdays and Germany’s entire rail system carries ten million people each day. And the magic of this, with its 2,200 stations and nearly 3,000 miles of track (about 4,700km), the whole thing runs on time. Click on the image for a larger view.