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The Tsukuba Express was originally named the New Joban line since it runs somewhat parallel to the JR Joban line, a very crowded commuter line using 15-car trains that run into Tokyo from the northeast. The primary objective of the new line was to relieve Joban line crowding, but it also connects the Tsukuba area scientific research centers to Tokyo and promotes development along the route. Construction began in 1994 and the line opened in August, 2005. TX is 58.3km long with 20 stations. Stations nearest the center of Tokyo are in subway except KITA SENJU, a surface station. Speeds reach 110kmph in the subway and 130kmph on the surface, making it one of the fastest commuter lines in Japan.

Tsukuba Express

Tsukuba Express

Route Map

Route Map

1000 Series

1000 Series

2000 Series

2000 Series

Manufacturers Plate

Manufacturers Plate

Station Sign

Station Sign

MORIYA Station Stained Glass Window

MORIYA Station Stained Glass Window

Tokyo-bound 1000 Series train

Tokyo-bound 1000 Series train

High Speed Commuter Line

High Speed Commuter Line

Tsukuba Express

Tsukuba Express

Terminus at AKIHABARA

Terminus at AKIHABARA

Platform Barriers

Platform Barriers

TV Door Monitors

TV Door Monitors

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