Friday, January 9, 2009

Tokyo Metro

The metro here is awesome. Trains are frequent, they actually run on a schedule(!), and they always let you know how long the wait is until the next train (which is never long, sometimes the trains come every minute). There are two downsides: (1) it stops running around midnight, and (2) it gets very crowded during rush hour and from 11pm to midnight.

The barriers above open up when the train arrives. I thought this was a bit excessive until I found out that it gets so crowded during rush hour that people are sometimes pushed onto the tracks.

1 comment:

Charles P. Everitt said...

I forgot to mention that they're superclean and superquiet. I saw a woman vacuuming the station yesterday. And trains are sometimes barely audible as they pull into the station. Believe it.