THE GS TRAM SITE

東京 – TŌKYŌ

日本 – JAPAN

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1 Jan. 1972

The Tokyo rail transport system a few months before the virtual elimination of the city's tramways on 11 Nov. 1972.




日本 - JAPAN

岐阜 - GIFU

函館 - HAKODATE

広島 - HIROSHIMA

京都 - KYŌTO

名古屋 - NAGOYA

大阪 - ŌSAKA

札幌 - SAPPORO

東京 - TŌKYŌ

横浜 – YOKOHAMA


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Tokyo tram subway rail map 1972


INSET: CENTRAL TOKYO

Tokyo centre tram subway rail map 1972



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ABBREVIATIONS

HG 東銀座 (Higashi-Ginza) NG 人形町 (Ningyōchō)
KB 京橋 (Kyōbashi) TE 東京駅 (Tōkyō Station)

ROUTES

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

Operator: 京都市交通局 (Tokyo Municipal Transportation Bureau)

23 月島 (Tsukishima) – 門前仲町 (Monzen-Nakachō) – 森下 (Morishita) – 両国 (Ryōgoku) – 石原 (Ishiwara) – 本所吾妻橋 (Honjo Azumabashi) – 福神橋 (Fukujinbashi)
24 須田町 (Sudachō) – 秋葉原 (Akihabara) – 上野 (Ueno) – 雷門 (Kaminari-mon) – 浅草 (Asakusa) – 本所吾妻橋 (Honjo Azumabashi) – 福神橋 (Fukujinbashi)
27 三ノ輪橋 (Minowabashi) – 荒川 (Arakawa) – 王子駅前 (Ōji Station) – 赤羽 (Akabane)
28 日本橋 (Nihonbashi) – 茅場町 (Kayabachō) – 門前仲町 (Monzen-Nakachō) – 東陽公園前 (Tōyōkōen-mae) – 東陽町 (Tōyōchō) - 錦糸町駅前 (Kinshichō Station)
29 須田町 (Sudachō) – 両国 (Ryōgoku) – 錦糸町 (Kinshichō) – 亀戸 (Kameido) – 境川 (Sakaigawa) – 葛西橋 (Kasaibashi)
32 早稲田線 (Waseda) – 東池袋(Higashi-Ikebukuro) – 大塚 駅前 (Ōtsuka Station) – 新庚申塚 (Shin-Kōshinzuka) – 王子駅前 (Ōji Station) – 荒川 (Arakawa)
38 門前仲町 (Monzen-Nakachō) – 東陽公園前 (Tōyōkōen-mae) – 東陽町 (Tōyōchō) - 境川 (Sakaigawa) – 亀戸 (Kameido) – 錦糸町 (Kinshichō)

SUBURBAN TRAM ROUTE

Operator: 東急電鉄 (Tōkyū Dentetsu)

SG 世田谷線 Setagaya Line 三軒茶屋駅 (Sangenjaya Station) - 世田谷 (Setagaya) - 山下 (Yamashita) - 下高井戸駅 (Shimo-Takaido Station)

TEITO SUBWAY ROUTES

Operator: Teito Rapid Transit Authority (帝都高速度交通営団 [Teito Kōsokudo Kōtsū Eidan]), commonly known as Eidan or TRTA

  C 千代田線 Chiyoda Line 大手町 (Ōtemachi) - 茶ノ水 (Ochanomizu) – 千駄木 (Sendagi) – 西日暮里 (Nishi-Nippori) - 北千住 (Kita-Senju) - 綾瀬 (Ayase)
  G 銀座線 Ginza Line 渋谷駅前 (Shibuya Station) –赤坂見附 (Akasaka-mitsuke) – 虎ノ門 (Tora-no-mon) – 新橋 (Shinbashi) – 銀座 (Ginza) – 京橋 (Kyōbashi) – 日本橋 (Nihonbashi) – 神田 (Kanda) – 上野 (Ueno) – 浅草 (Asakusa)
  H 比谷線 Hibiya Line 中目黒 (Naka-Meguro) - 恵比寿 (Ebisu) - 六本木 (Roppongi) – 神谷町 (Kamiyachō) - 日比谷 (Hibiya) - 銀座 (Ginza) - 築地 (Tsukiji) – 茅場町 (Kayabachō) - 人形町 (Ningyōchō) – 秋葉原 (Akihabara) – 上野(Ueno) – 三ノ輪 (Minowa) – 北千住 (Kita-Senju)
  M 丸ノ内線 Marinouchi Line 新宿駅前 (Shinjuku Station) – 四谷(Yotsuya) – 赤坂見附 (Akasaka-mitsuke) – 銀座 (Ginza) – 東京駅 (Tōkyō Station) – 御大手町 (Ōtemachi) - 茶ノ水 (Ochanomizu) – 池袋駅前 (Ikebukuro Station)
  O 荻窪線 Ogikubo Line 新宿駅前 (Shinjuku Station) – 中恉坂上 (Nakano-Sakaue) - 荻窪駅 (Ogikubo Station) / 方南町 (Hōnanchō)
  T 東西線 Tōzai Line 中野 (Nakano) - 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) - 早稲田線 (Waseda) – 飯田橋 (Iidabashi) – 大手町 (Ōtemachi) - – 日本橋 (Nihonbashi) – 茅場町 (Kayabachō) - 門前仲町 (Monzen-Nakachō) – 東陽町 (Tōyōchō) - 西船橋 (Nishi-Funabashi)

TOEI SUBWAY ROUTES

Operator: Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (東京都交通局 [Tōkyō-to Kōtsū-kyoku]), commonly known as Toei

  A 鉄浅草線 Asakusa Line 西馬込 (Nishi-Magome) - 五反田 (Gotanda) - 泉岳寺 (Sengakuji) - 三田 (Mita) - 大門 (Daimon) - 新橋 (Shinbashi) - 東銀座 (Higashi-Ginza) – 日本橋 (Nihonbashi) – (浅草橋 (Asakusabashi) – 押上 (Oshiage)
  I 三田線 Mita Line 巣鴨 (Sugamo) - 新板橋 (Shin-Itabashi) - 高島平 (Takashima-daira)

TOKYO MONORAIL

Operator: Tokyo Monorail Co.

TM 羽田線 Haneda Line 浜松町 (Hamamatsu-chō) - 羽田空港 (Haneda Airport)

Note: The route designations SG and TM used above are for the convenience of readers of this site, and were not used by the operators.



CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Urban tramway: 41 km.
  • Suburban tramway (Tamagawa system): 5 km.
  • Subway (Teito): 105 km.
  • Subway (Toei): 28 km.
  • Monorail: 17 km.


HISTORY

  • Horse-drawn tramway: 25 June 1882 - 1903.
  • Urban electric tramway (including those of the Ōji Electric Tramway): 22 Aug. 1903 - today.
  • Suburban electric tramway (Tamagawa/Setagaya/Kinuta system): 6 Mar. 1907 - today.
  • Suburban electric tramway (Seibu Railway, later tram line 14): 25 Aug. 1921 - 1 Dec. 1963
  • Subway (Chikatetsu), Teito system: 30 Dec. 1927 - today.
  • Subway (Chikatetsu), Toei system: 4 Dec. 1960 - today.
  • Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit: 30 March 1996 - today.
  • Monorail: 17 Sept 1964 - today.
  • Automated guideway transit: Nippori-Toneri Liner (30 March 2008 -today); New Transit Yurikamome (1 Nov. 1995 - today).

GAUGE

  • Urban electric tramway (including those of the Ōji Electric Tramway): 1372 mm.
  • Suburban electric tramway (Tamagawa/Setagaya/Kinuta system): 1372 mm.
  • Suburban electric tramway (Seibu Railway, later tram line 14): 1067 mm.
  • Subway: 1067, 1372 and 1435 mm. (depending on the line).
  • Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit: 1067 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Demery, L.W., Forty, R., DeGroote, R. and Higgins, J.W. Electric railways of Japan - Vol.1: Tōkyō and Northern Japan. Milton Keynes: Light Rail Transit Association, 1983.
  • 廃線都電 - 路線案内図 (Haisen Toden - Rosen-annai-zu [Abandonment of the Metropolitan Trams - Guide map to the route network]). Tokyo: Jinbunsha, 2007.
  • 林順信 (Hayashi, J.) 都電が走った街・今昔 (Toden trams running in the streets - Now and then). Tokyo: JTB, 1996.
  • 林順信 (Hayashi, J.) 東京市電名所図絵 (Pictures of Tokyo trams in scenic places). Tokyo: JTB, 2000.

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