Airport rail services nip, tuck to attract Haneda passengers
News On Japan via Yomiuri -- Oct 25
Rail companies Keikyu Corp. and Tokyo Monorail Co. are tightening their schedules and boosting services in a bid to get passengers to and from Haneda Airport faster and more smoothly.
Keikyu railway changed its timetable Sunday, reducing the time from Shinagawa Station to Haneda by seven minutes, while Tokyo Monorail started offering discount tickets and introduced wireless LAN service on its trains.
As the number of airplanes that use the airport in Tokyo is expected to increase considerably in the future, competition is expected to intensify.
Following the completion of work to elevate the railway around Keikyu Kamata Station in Ota Ward on Sunday, Keikyu revised its timetable to shorten the time between Shinagawa and Haneda's international terminal up to seven minutes. The fastest trip is 15 minutes--two to four minutes shorter than the monorail.
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