Tokyo Metro reportedly looking to test parcel delivery service
Tokyo Metro is reportedly set to test the possibility of using its subway system for parcel delivery services. According to a report published by Japan Times on Saturday (27 August), Tokyo Post will be working with other rail and transportation firms, including Yamato Transport, Sagawa Express and Japan Post, as well as Tobu Railway, the operator of the Tobu Tojo Line, which connects with Tokyo Metro’s Yurakucho Line.
According to Japan Times, sources said that the trial will start this fall.
The railway firms will reportedly load parcels onto deadhead trains at Shin-Kiba Station in eastern Tokyo or at Wakoshi Station in Saitama Prefecture.
The parcels will then be transported to downtown Tokyo where, the sources claim, they will be transferred to trucks near the Yurakucho, Ginza-itchome and Shintomicho stations.