Technical Visits

Japanese railways have a good reputation for the high-density operations and their punctuality. Especially during the morning rush hour time, each of several lines in Tokyo area carries more than seventy thousands passengers an hour at the most congested sections. Can you imagine how they control them?

The local committee of RailTokyo2015 arranged a technical visit to a train operation control centre, which is in charge of controlling thousands of trains per day running in a metropolitan area. Visiting the control centre, you can see and learn how it operates enormous numbers of trains. Control centre staff members are well trained and have excellent knowledge of train traffic management including rescheduling during disruption.

The committee also organized a guided tour to a busy station where tracks are used very efficiently to realize high-frequency train operation.