Tokyo subway originates August 29, 1920, when the company was founded the Tokyo underground railways (Tokyo Underground Railway Company). Five years later, September 27, 1925, the company began construction of the first section between Asakusa and Ueno. After a little more than two years of construction and assembly work is the discovery of the site that marks the launch of the first subway in Asia. By the mid-thirties continues active construction and expansion of the underground network. For example, in 1934 the Tokyo underground railway company opens site, linking the Ginza and Shimbashi.
In September 1939, there is a connection line between the two companies - Asakusa on a branch of the Tokyo underground railway was connected to Shibuya Tokyo of high-speed railways (Tokyo Rapid Railway Company).
In Europe, already in full swing the Second World War, and in Japan in the early summer of 1941, the Corporation shall establish metropolitan rapid transit (Teito Rapid Transit Authority), abbreviated TRTA. However, the war left its mark on the development of underground, the construction of which at that time and did stop.
April 20, 1951 - the beginning of construction of the section between the Marunouchi Line Ikebukuro and Shinjuku.
December 1, 1953 - the official definition of the names of lines TRTA: the portion between Asakusa and Shibuya given the name "Ginza line," and the portion between Ikebukuro and Shinjuku - "Marunouchi Line."
January 20, 1954 - the opening line on the Marunouchi area of Ikebukuro to Ochanomizu.
March 15, 1959 - the opening section from Kasumigaseki to Shinjuku on the Marunouchi line (completion of construction of the section from Ikebukuro to Shinjuku on the Marunouchi Line).
March 1, 1960 - adoption of a new logo TRTA. 10 April of the same year - the first issue of "Metro News» ("Metro News").
March 28, 1961 opening of the section from Minami-Senju to Naka-okatimati on the Hibiya line.
March 23, 1962 opening of the section from Aya Nakano-up Honante line Ogikubo (completion of construction of the section from Shinjuku to Ogikubo line Ogikubo). May 31 - the opening portions of the Kita-Senju to Minami-Senju and from Naka-okatimati to Ningete on the Hibiya Line (subway line number 2). Connect with Tobu Isesaki line (up to China-kosigaya).
August 29, 1964 - the opening section of the Higashi-gidza to Kasumigaseki Hibiya line (completion of construction of the section of the Kita-Senju to Naka-Meguro Hibiya line). Connect with Tokyu Toyoko line (up to Hiyoshi). Nishi-Ginza was renamed in Ginza. December 23 - opening the site from Takadanobaba to Kudansita Tozai Line.
October 1, 1966 - Connect with Tozai lines and Chuo (up Ogikubo).
March 29, 1969 - the opening section from Toyota to Nishi-Funabashi Tozai line (completion of construction of the section from Nakano to Nishi-Funabashi Tozai Line). April 8 - Connect Mitaka Station Chuo line and station Tsudanuma Sobu line through the Tozai line. December 20 - the opening area of Kita-Senju to Otemachi Chiyoda line. The length of the lines, which serves the TRTA, exceeds the mark of 100 kilometers.
April 20, 1971 - the opening section from Ayase to Kita-Senju Chiyoda line. Dzeban connection line (up Abiko). July 1 - the introduction of air-conditioning systems at stations Ginza and Nihonbashi.
1 April 1972 - the line Ogikubo was renamed in Marunouchi.
October 30, 1974 - the opening section from Ikebukuro to Ginza, Yurakucho line itteme.
February 28, 1978 - a strong gusty wind leads to the fact that the train going over the bridge across the river Arakawa and Nakagawa, is coming off the rails (and two cars overturned, and one just derailed and overturned.) March 31 - the opening section from Yoyogi-Koen to Yoyogi-Uehara Chiyoda line (completion of construction of the section from Ayase to Yoyogi-Uehara Chiyoda line). Connect with Odakyu Odawara Line (to Hon-Atsugi). August 1 - the opening section from Shibuya to Aoyama itteme Hanzomon line. Connection with the line of Tokyu Shin-Tamagawa (up Futaki-tamagavaen).
December 20, 1979 - the opening section from Ayase to Kita-Ayase Chiyoda line.
July 12, 1986 - the opening of the Museum subway.
August 25, 1987 - the opening section from Vakosi to Aidan-Narimasa Yurakucho line. Connect with Tobu Tojo line (up to Kawagoe-shi).
1 January 1988 - the introduction of a ban on smoking in all indoor plants. June 1 - the introduction of air conditioning systems in cars (Hibiya Line, Tozai, Chiyoda, Yurakucho, Hanzomon). June 8th - the launch of the Yurakucho line between Sintomite and Shin-Kiba (completion of the Yurakucho line, which connected Wako-shi Station and Shin-Kiba). November 22 - at Ueno Station open shop "METROPIA No.1".
November 29, 1991 - the opening section from Komagome to Akabane-line ivabuti Nanboku.
1 July 1993 - taking women to work as employees of the stations. It was decided eight women to work at four stations.
March 30, 1995 - Zarinov gas attack on the subway lines Marunouchi, Chiyoda and Hibiya.
March 26, 1996 - introduction of the electronic cards on all lines. The passenger simply buy a prepaid card for a certain amount, so no longer need to purchase a ticket for each trip. April 27 - Connect the line OKSNA toe (toe-to katsutaday). July 19 - complete the implementation of the air conditioning system inside the cars on all lines.
January 29, 1997 - Two women taken to the position of Supervisors on the Ginza line for the first time since World War II.
March 26, 1998 - the connection lines and Yurakucho Seibu Ikebukuro (up to Hanno).
January 10, 1999 - a system for control of tunnels, which allowed automatically monitor the status of the walls inside the tunnel. January 25 - received permission to build the line number 13 between Ikebukuro and Shibuya, the length of which was 8.9 km. March 26 - Metro Construction Management has been certified according to ISO 14001.
March 8, 2000 - derailment, which occurred at the Naka-Meguro Station on the Hibiya line. September 26 - the opening section from Meguro to Tameyke sledge-line Nanboku (completion of construction of the section from Meguro to Akabane-line ivabuti Nanboku). Connect with Tokyu Meguro Line (up to Musashi-Kosugi). October 14 - Introduction "PASSNET" - a universal system of prepaid cards.
March 28, 2001 - the connection lines Nanboku and Saitama (up to Urawa-Mison).
February 15, 2002 - on the station platform and the Kita-Ayase Ayase Chiyoda line installed half-height doors. March 14 - after the Second World War, the first engineer of a woman was appointed (the beginning of work on the Ginza line). November 22 - Rolling Stock Division of the Department of Nakano Tokyo subway rolling stock is certified with ISO 9001:2000 for the creation and an improved layout of subway cars. December 18 - was published and enacted a special law on companies (Act 188).
March 19, 2003 - the opening section from Suytengumae to Osiage Hanzomon line (completed construction of a section of Shibuya to Osiage Hanzomon line). Connect with Tobu Nikko Line (up to Minami-kurihasi).
February 20, 2004 - Metro Construction Management is certified according to the standard ISO 9001:2000. April 1 - the birth of the Tokyo Subway (Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd). Creation of a center for working with clients. At the stations, Ginza, Ueno and Nihonbashi designated service managers. A trial implementation of the new control system in the stations Ginza and Otemachi. October 1 - the establishment of Metro Fleur Co., Ltd. October 20 - The Tokyo Metro begins to provide service to wireless Internet access at all of its stations.
January 11, 2005 - the opening of the station Kiesumi-Shirakawa Hotel "Comfort Hotel Tokyo Kiyosumi Shirakawa".
April 3, 2006 - Establishment of Metro Properties Co., Ltd. The opening of the station at Toyota "R & B Hotel Tokyo Toyocho".
February 3, 2007 - launch of the service on the new credit card: Tokyo Metro To Me CARD. February 5 - the establishment of an advertising agency Metro Ad Agency Co., Ltd. and the company's rail lines underground Metro Rail Agency Co., Ltd.
February 27 - passed the certification of ISO 27001 for "M'ips" - integrated computer system at Tokyo subway. March 18 - released PASMO - contributed card payment. May 8 - Tokyo subway gets official status of the "family of the employer."
February 27, 2008 - A website in foreign languages under the title "Welcome to the Tokyo subway!". March 15 - express service "Romantic wagon" is available directly on the Chiyoda Line. April 11 - next to the station building opened Gayemmae AOYAMA M's TOWER. June 14 - the opening line Fukutosin (between Vakosi and Shibuya).
Prepared using the materials of the official website of Tokyo subway.