January 16, 2019
Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation
Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation announces that it will begin operating a fully flat floor bus service, the first of its kind in Japan. As the name implies, fully flat floor buses are completely flat on the inside, helping to create an even more barrier-free environment.
Fully flat floor bus make it easier the elderly - and everyone else - to move around inside the bus, reducing congestion at the front and creating a more pleasant ride for all.
*All photos/diagrams are for illustration purposes.
|The inside of a non-step bus as seen from the side||The inside of a fully flat floor bus as seen from the side|
|The raised area at the rear of non-step buses||Fully flat floor buses are completely flat on the inside|
December 25, 2018 (Tuesday)
都-02 Route <Otsuka Station - Kasuga Station - Okachimachi Station - Kinshicho Station>
|Map Provided By: Geospatial Information Authority of Japan|
*Operating details can be found on the Toei Bus website (External link) under “Find a Bus” → “Wrap advertising search” → “Fully Flat Floor Bus”
Once the bus begins operating, we aim to make future improvements based on feedback from our customers, ensuring our buses can be used by anyone.
|Fully Flat Floor Bus||Non-Step Bus
(Purchased this fiscal year)
|Manufacturer||SCANIA||Isuzu Motors Ltd.|
|Capacity||74 (Seats: 24)||78 (Seats: 22)|
“The Action Plan for 2020” Project
This project is related to “The Action Plan for 2020.
Diversity: Policy No. 6 - “Creating a Tokyo full of kindness and warmth where everyone can lead vibrant lives and be active in society.”
Toei Transportation Customer Center