Dennis A. Amith

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The One about Yurakucho Station

One of the busiest stations in Tokyo is Yurakucho Station, a railway station located in the Chiyoda Ward. The name was derived from the Meiji Era after Oda Nagato (Yurakusa), younger brother of Nobunaga Oda. Operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Tokyo Metro, the station opened back in June 1910 and the subway portion opened back in 1974.  In 2001, the station became IC equipped for Suica card use while the IC […]

The One about the Narita Express (N’EX)

Back in 1991, the Japan Rail Company (JR East) unveiled the Narita Express (N’EX). The train is a limited express train service that serves Narita International Airport from major Tokyo stations.  Originally, JR wanted to run a high speed Narita Shinkansen underneath the airport terminal but the plan was abandoned. But the Narita Express is convenient and the trains are now utilizing the E259 series EMU trains as of 2009.  Service is provided between Narita […]