Rinkai Line Information
The Rinkai Line is a rapid transit railway line that is in operation in the Japanese capital city of Tokyo. It is the only service in the region that is operated and managed by Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit, a third-sector organisation. The service connects the central Tokyo districts to the artificial islands of Odaiba and Aomi. The route also runs some trains of the Saikyo Line service that continue on towards Kawagoe, Omiya, Ikebukuro and Shinjuku.
The Rinkai Line does not have the official recognition of being a part of the Tokyo Subway system since it was built as per specifications laid down by the JR Engineering Group and does not connect to either of the Metro networks in the city. Of the twelve kilometers that makes up the stretch of the network, ten kilometers is an underground system. In fact, around the areas of Tokyo Port, the line is at a depth of nearly forty meters. It is only the Shin kiba-Shinonome segment that has been built on the old Keiyo Freight Rail track that runs as an overground service.
Rinkai Line Map
Map of Rinkao Line showing its stations. Click on the map to enlarge it or Download Rinkai Line Map in PDF.
Rinkai Line Stations
All of the eight stations on the route are based in the city of Tokyo with trains making a stop at each of the stations along the stretch.
Rinkai Line Timings and Schedule
The trains on the Rinkai line operate between 05:00-00:00 am. To view the detailed schedule, you can visit the official website at: http://www.twr.co.jp/route/tabid/113/Default.aspx
Rinkai Line Fares, Tickets and Cards
The fares of the Rinkai line are calculated on the basis of station-to-station stops. The fares generally start at 210 yen for the closest station and they go up to 390 yen when travelling to the last stop (last stop with respect to that station). The fares applicable for children and adults are not the same. Children above the age of 12 are classified as adults and need to comply with the adult fares and for those between the age group of 6-12 have to pay the children fare. For children under the age of 1, travelling on the Rinkai Line is free.
For more information with regard to the fares, tickets and cards, you can visit the official website at: http://www.twr.co.jp/route/tabid/123/Default.aspx
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