Tokyo: Tokyo’s most crowded subway lines is aiming to reach their customers’ hearts through their stomachs, and offering free food to ease rush hour drama.
Around 7.2 million people use Tokyo’s mammoth metro system every day, Some of the lines are as long enough to make you feel crowded and cranky.
Some of the worst are the Tozai line, which is now trying to win back people to take the train before the worst morning rush hours begins.
If it can convince at least 2,000 commuters to take earliest metros before the start of the week in Tokyo Metro — the company operating the line — Each early bird will be given free tempura fish.
It is also told that id 2,500 people complete the challenge to ride to their work earlier they will be awarded free bowl of soba,.
If over 3,000 commuters get on board, they’ll be served — soba and tempura.
Free noodles offer also launched as the Tokyo Metropolitan Government launched its program over the next two weeks to encourage commuting outside of peak hours
“This is our most congested line. We are always trying to ease the rush hour congestion,” he told AFP.
“We hope this will encourage people to continue (taking early trains) to help ease the rush hour situation,” he informed the media.