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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tokyo JR Stations To Have Letters and Numbers

Above, the JR Harajuku Station. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Japan is continuing to prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The East Japan Railway Co. is allocating numbers and letters to every JR station in Tokyo. 

According to Kyodo News:
East Japan Railway Co. will start allocating a combination of a letter and number to stations in the Tokyo area in a bid to make it easier for foreigners to travel around one of the world's most complicated labyrinths of rail lines, company sources said Wednesday. 
The company, commonly known as JR East, will start updating station signboards and other displays by the end of this year ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the sources said. 
JR East will be joining Tokyo Metro Co. and other railway operators in the metropolis that have already introduced such station numbering.
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