Natural Disaster Measures on Tokyo Metro
Safety Affairs Department, Railway Headquarters, Tokyo Metro Co.,Ltd.
3-19-6 Higashi-ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8614, Japan
Received:August 3, 2015Accepted:December 7, 2015Online released:March 18, 2016Published:March 1, 2016
Keywords:seismic strengthening, water sealing doors, flood-gates, the Flood Control Act, timeline
This article includes the natural disaster measures taken by Tokyo Metro. In addition to those taken by the former Teito Rapid Transit Authority, Tokyo Metro has been taking new measures -- based on experiences from the Great East Japan Earthquake and a large-scale flood damage simulation recently released by the government -- in preparation for the inland earthquake expected in the capital and flooding from the Arakawa River.
Cite this article as:T. Kogure, “Natural Disaster Measures on Tokyo Metro,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.11 No.2, pp. 289-297, 2016.Data files: