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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Tsukuba Express (TX)

つくばエクスプレス - 秋葉原ーつくば

Tsukuba Express (c) Tsukuba City
Wednesday August 24 saw the start of a new express train service - the Tsukuba Express - between Tokyo's electronics mecca of Akihabara and Tsukuba (Science City) in Ibaraki Prefecture.

The 58 km route which passes through Saitama and Chiba prefectures will take 45 minutes compared to 85 minutes previously on the JR Joban Line or around 65 minutes by bus.

The new line has 20 stations equipped with automated gates with stops in downtown Tokyo at Shin-Okachimachi, Asakusa, Minami-Senju and Kita-Senju.
Fares are presently 1,150 yen for the whole journey.

Tsukuba Express English information

Guide to Tsukuba

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