Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation
A First in Japan! Toei Bus Begins Operating a Fully Flat Floor Bus
- Aiming to Ensure Anyone Can Easily Use Our Fixed Route Buses -
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.
1. The Benefits of Introducing Fully Flat Floor Buses
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
2. Start of Operations
December 25, 2018 (Tuesday)
3. Initial Route
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 under "Find a Bus" -> "Wrap advertising search" -> "Fully Flat Floor Bus"
4. Future Efforts
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 Tel: 03-3816-5700 (From 9:00 to 20:00, seven days a week, year-round)