Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. is a corporation that plays a pivotal role in the railway network in the Tokyo Metropolitan area. We operate nine subway lines with 195.1 kilometers of track that predominantly serve Tokyo’s 23 wards, seven of which offer reciprocal through-service with lines operated by other railway companies, and carry 6.22 million passengers each day.
As a public transportation system supporting the urban functions of Tokyo, the capital of Japan, Tokyo Metro works hard every day to deliver passengers safely and reliably to their destinations, and provide high-quality services that satisfy our customers, by providing information about the railway network of Tokyo and the areas around the stations in our role as a “guide to Tokyo.” We are actively involved in various other related businesses to help support and improve our customers’ daily lives. At the same time, we are vigorously pushing ahead with cost reduction, productivity enhancement, and other activities to achieve even more efficient business management. We furthermore work to maintain close communication with local communities, and strive to promote environmental protection and ensure business management in compliance with various laws and regulations, so that we may become a company that is regarded highly and trusted by society.
Since the Great East Japan Earthquake, we have reviewed our disaster countermeasures to ensure that our passengers can use our services safely and with peace of mind. We are making all-out efforts, in cooperation with all parties involved, to tackle various related issues, such as methods of providing evacuation guidance to passengers, how to resume normal service as soon as possible, measures to help people who may be stranded and unable to get home, and measures to deal with flooding. We will continue to implement power-saving initiatives in response to the electricity shortages, taking into account the electricity supply and demand situation, and work to further reduce power consumption, for example, by introducing LED lighting. Furthermore, to realize a comfortable and convenient transportation service, we are steadily working toward the commencement of reciprocal through-service between the Fukutoshin Line and the Tokyu Toyoko Line/Yokohama Express Minatomirai Line planned to begin operation in March 2013.
Fiscal 2012 is the final year of our medium-term management plan, FORWARD TOKYO METRO PLAN 2012. Tokyo Metro is currently strengthening its business foundation and taking up new challenges to achieve further growth in accordance with this plan. Determined to consistently pursue safety at all levels of our operation, and to provide high-quality services from passengers’ standpoints, we are thoroughly committed to steadily accelerating and pushing forward the diverse programs, we have thus far carried out, and continuing to increase our corporate value. By so doing, we hope to give concrete shape to the Group Ideal of “Keeping Tokyo on the Move.”
We sincerely look forward to your continued support for Tokyo Metro.