Transportation Planning

Hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games always presents a challenge for urban planning and operation. Transportation is an indispensable factor on the successful hosting of the Games, as a number of people from all over the world including athletes, Games personnel, spectators, tourists and media representatives are expected to visit Tokyo during the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Fortunately, Tokyo has one of the world’s leading railway networks, which transports around 25.7 million people every day. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government believes that the infrastructure will enable Tokyo to deliver a successful operation of the Games.

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Basic plan

  • Games personnel (athletes, etc.)
    The Olympic Route Network will be established to transport between the Olympic Village/Paralympic Village and each venue by bus or passenger cars.
  • Spectators and venue staff
    Transport with public transport (including train and bus) and shuttle bus

The Olympic dedicated lane at the London 2012 Games no.1

The Olympic dedicated lane at the London 2012 Games no.2

      [For reference: The Olympic dedicated lane at the London 2012 Games]

      Plans being considered for transportation routes

      There will be two transportation routes: Transportation routes for Games personnel (athletes etc.), and transportation routes for spectators (venue staff etc.) Transportation routes for Games personnel will be known as the Olympic Route Network, and will link the Olympic Village/Paralympic Village with venues.
      The transportation routes for spectators will be between venues and the stations that spectators and Games staff are expected to use during the Games.

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      Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Initiatives

      It is expected that traffic congestion will occur on roads, rail service and other public transportation due to athletes and Games personnel traveling by bus or passenger cars as well as spectators traveling on trains.
      It is therefore necessary to implement the TDM Promotion Project to control, disperse, and regulate traffic demand to achieve a balance between a smooth and safe transportation and maintain economic activities towards the success for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

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      Train operation plans during the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in the Greater Tokyo Area

      Discussions and adjustments are being carried out along with rail service operators in the Greater Tokyo Area in order to correspond to congestion on trains and late night on-demand transportation returning from venues back home during the Games period.

      Due to the postponement of the Games, the special train timetables scheduled to be operated during the summer of 2020 have been cancelled. The train timetable during the Games time will be announced once the competition schedule have been decided and reviewed.