Tokyo metro cars to have surveillance cameras

Surveillance cameras will be installed on each of the roughly 3,800 subway cars in Tokyo, part of an effort to improve public safety ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.  Starting in 2018 or 2019, Tokyo Metro company will begin installing a camera above every door of each subway car, while Toei Subway will install several cameras in the ceiling of every car over the period of just under 10 years from next August.

Cars on the Tokaido, Sanyo and Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train lines have already been fitted with security cameras. Tokyu Corp., which operates railways in the Tokyo area, plans to follow the same action by 2020.

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