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Tokyo plans to extend subway network, eyeing return of tourists

After 2030, new routes will improve access to maglev service, sightseeing spots

Two Tokyo subway lines, the Yurakucho Line and the Namboku Line, are to be extended in the network's first expansion since 2008. (Photo by Shotaro Mori)

TOKYO -- Tokyo's subway network will be extended eastward and southward to improve access to the city's main international gateway, as well as to tourist attractions, Nikkei has learned. Tokyo Metro, operator of the subway, will conduct an environmental assessment over about two years, beginning in the fiscal year that starts next April.

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