Tokyo metro offers free food

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TOKYO

Jan 22, 2019-

One of Tokyo’s most crowded subway lines is hoping the way to reach their customers’ hearts is through their stomachs, and offering free food to ease rush hour congestion. Around 7.2 million people use Tokyo’s mammoth metro system every day, with some lines suffering notorious crowding during commuting hours. Among the worst affected is the Tozai line, which is now trying to entice users to take trains before the worst of the morning rush hour starts. If it can convince at least 2,000 commuters to take earlier trains over the next two weeks, Tokyo Metro will offer each of the early birds free tempura. And if 2,500 people complete the challenge to ride into work earlier every day over the period, they will each get a free bowl of soba. (AFP)

Published: 22-01-2019 08:30

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