Nippori-Toneri Liner

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The Nippori-Toneri Liner Nippori-Toneri-rainaa, formally known as the New Transit Nippori-Toneri Line Shinkōtsū Nippori-Toneri-sen, is an automated guideway transit (AGT) system under construction between Nippori, Taito and Toneri, Adachi, Tokyo.


The western part of Adachi Ward is poorly served by public transport and planning of the line started in 1985, with the initial intention of constructing a full-fledged subway. However, this was scrapped due to the high cost and projected low ridership, and a more cost-efficient AGT system was selected instead. Construction of the line started in 2003, with completion planned for 2007. The main contractor is the Tokyo Metropolitan Subway Construction Company, which also built the Toei Oedo Line.

Technical details

The fully elevated, double-tracked line will be 9.8 km long with 13 stations, and it will offer interchange to the Yamanote Line at both Nippori and Nishi-Nippori Stations. A journey from end to end will take 20 minutes, compared to as long as 60 minutes by bus during rush hour.

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