Electric car of Japan’s first subway

This is the first operated car for Japan’s first full-fledged subway, which opened between Ueno and Asakusa in Tokyo in December 1927. Imported core components and domestic components were combined, but Japan’s first impactor type ATS (Automatic Train Stop) was featured, placing significance on safety. When the car was restored, points of refurbishment were recorded in detail, thereby ensuring high documentary value, and the car shows the foundation of technological development of subways in Japan, including the safety concept. The car was designated as the ‘Important Cultural Property’ in 2017.

On exhibition

Tokyo Metro Museum

Hours open:
10:00–17:00 (Entry closes at 16:30.)
Admission fee:
210 yen for adults, 100 yen for children aged 4 to junior high schoolers; group discount offered (reservation required for groups)
Days closed:
Mondays (the following day if falling on a holiday), year-end/New Year’s holidays (12/30–1/3)
6-3-1 Higashi-Kasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo 134-0084
Under elevated tracks at Kasai Sta., Tokyo Metro Tozai Line.

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