MECHANICAL ENGINEERING HERITAGE NO.43
Automated Ticket Gate
This Automated Ticket Gate PG-D120 was developed uniquely by OMRON TATEISI ELECTRONICS CO (currently OMRON Corporation) after a number of trials started in 1967 and it is the world’s first automated ticket gate, of which only the mechanical part remains today.
The model 3S2PG was used at terminal stations ‘Kaizuka’ and ‘Mizuma’ of Mizuma Railway until 2009 and is the oldest existing automated ticket gate kept in perfect operating condition.
The world’s first automated ticket gate system was produced by combining the best mechanical technologies in Japan, with a skillful fusion of electrical and electronic technologies and machine mechanisms. The machines have drastically improved speed and labor-saving for ticket inspection work at stations, and the convenience for users as well, thereby continuing to make a significant contribution to society and people’s everyday lives.
On exhibition (Reservation required)
Omron Communication Plaza
- Hours open:
- 10:00–16:00 (Entry closes at 15:30.)
- Admission fee:
- Days closed:
- Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, Omronʼs holidays
- Horikawa-higashi-iru, Shiokoji-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi 600-8530 in Omron Kyoto Center Bldg. Kenshinkan
- Get off at JR Kyoto Sta.; 5 mins. on foot from Karasuma-chuo exit/west exit (Nanbokujiyutsuro (Pedestrian Walkway) side)
Get off at Kyoto Sta., subway Karasuma Line; about 7 mins. on foot from central exit
Get off at Kyoto Sta., Kintetsu Railway; about 5 mins. on foot from Kintetsu-chuo exit through Nanbokujiyutsuro (Pedestrian walkway)
About 5 mins. from Kyoto Sta. Karasuma-guchi Bus Terminal