We use cookies to give you the best personal experience on our website. If you continue to use our site without changing your cookie settings, you agree we may place these cookies on your device. You can change your cookie settings at any time but if you do , you may lose some functionality on our website . More information can be found in our privacy policy.
Please provide more information.
Stylus no longer supports Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9. Please upgrade to IE 11, Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Edge. This will ensure you have the best possible experience on the site.
Brief Published: 24 Oct 2011

Tokyo Yamonte Train Net


Tokyo’s Yamanote train line has launched Train Net – an information service for use on smartphones via the on-board ‘train net’ Wi-Fi network. Japan Rail has partnered with electronics company Mitsubishi to roll out the service as a trial.

Train Net provides entertainment and train information on one of Tokyo’s busiest lines. Users can also download web magazines and manga comics to read during their journey.

This is the first time Tokyo’s trains have offered on-board Wi-Fi, although travellers can only use this particular service, and will not be able to browse other websites. We expect to see more urban transport Wi-Fi projects with corporate involvement, such as Chinese company Huawei's bid to install a mobile network on London’s underground in 2012.