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History

December 1982 Part of 1st-phase long-term projects of Tokyo
August 1985 Establishment of the Committee for Tokyo Waterfront New Transit in the Rinkai Waterfront Area
April 1988 Establishment of Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Corporation
November 1988 Acquisition of the license for railway business and tramway business operations
March 1989 Construction start
October 1995 Approval after construction site examination (Ministry of Construction) and railway construction examination (Ministry of Transport)
Approval and permission for the start of service (Ministry of Transport/Ministry of Construction), permission for the start of service (Tokyo), and approval for fare system (Ministry of Transport)
November 1995 Opening (13 carriage types)
July 1996 1st timetable revision (6-min rush-hour interval, extended operation hours, etc)
March 1997 2nd timetable revision (5-min rush-hour interval, etc)
June 1997 2nd carriage upgrade (2 types)
June 1997 Fare revision (corresponding to a raised consumption tax)
July 1997 3rd timetable revision
October 1998 3rd carriage upgrade (3 types)
March 1998 4th timetable revision (4-min rush-hour interval, etc)
Discount rate increase for passes
(Workers 36→50%, Students 50→70%, Coupon tickets 9.1→16.7%)
April 1998 Change of the company’s name (Yurikamome Co., Ltd. )
March 1999 4th timetable revision (3.5-min rush-hour interval, etc)
4th carriage upgrade (3 types)
March 2000 6th timetable revision (3.5-min daytime interval on weekend/holiday, shorter nighttime intervals, etc)
March 2001 5th carriage upgrade (3 types)
Opening of Shimbashi Station
a timetable revision (3.5-min rush-hour interval, etc)
July 2001 Last train time set 15 minute later
November 2001 Start of advertisement on exterior body (5 types)
November 2002 Opening of Shiodome
December 2002 Last train time set 15 minute later
July 2005 5th carriage upgrade (2 types)
March 2006 8th timetable revision (in response to route extension to Toyosu)
Start of Ariake-Toyosu route
August 2007 The company became a subsidiary of Tokyo Rinkai Holdings Co., Ltd.
September 2011 7th timetable revision (3-min rush-hour interval applicably to early hours, etc)

Transition of Passengers

Users Average Number of Passengers Per Day
for the year ending March 1996 4,131,782 persons 27,183 persons
for the year ending March 1997 23,530,815 persons 64,468 persons
for the year ending March 1998 26,117,137 persons 71,554 persons
for the year ending March 1999 28,541,356 persons 78,195 persons
for the year ending March 2000 35,347,400 persons 96,577 persons
for the year ending March 2001 38,062,278 persons 104,280 persons
for the year ending March 2002 37,810,785 persons 103,591 persons
for the year ending March 2003 36,756,460 persons 100,703 persons
for the year ending March 2004 34,549,622 persons 94,398 persons
for the year ending March 2005 32,404,984 persons 88,781 persons
for the year ending March 2006 31,482,056 persons 86,252 persons
for the year ending March 2007 33,658,469 persons 92,214 persons
for the year ending March 2008 36,178,083 persons 98,847 persons
for the year ending March 2009 37,659,619 persons 103,177 persons
for the year ending March 2010 38,862,776 persons 106,473 persons
for the year ending March 2011 36,541,208 persons 100,113 persons
for the year ending March 2012 35,000,016 persons 95,628 persons
for the year ending March 2013 39,380,688 persons 107,892 persons

Transition of users

Ranking Date Number of passengers Events
1st Saturday, 14 August, 2004 276,372 persons Tokyo Bay Fireworks Festival
2nd Saturday, 14 August, 2010 270,259 persons Tokyo Bay Fireworks Festival / Comic Market
3rd Saturday, 11 August, 2012 252,720 persons Tokyo Bay Fireworks Festival / Comic Market
4th Saturday, 10 August, 2002 250,216 persons Tokyo Bay Fireworks Festival
5th Friday, 14 August, 2009 247,993 persons Comic Market / Gundam Project