Tokyo Metro Starts Playing Restful Music on Hibiya Line
Tokyo, Jan. 29 (Jiji Press)—Tokyo Metro Co. started playing background music on one of the trains on its Hibiya Line in Tokyo on a test basis on Monday.
The train is the first with music in the country other than sightseeing trains, according to the subway operator.
"We hope calm music will help soothe our customers," a Tokyo Metro official said.
Tokyo Metro decided on the trial after the classical music played by accident on a train in July last year drew favorable responses from many passengers.
For the time being, Tokyo Metro plans to play Chopin's "Nocturne," Debussy's "Clair de lune," and other restful music on a train during two round trips between Nakameguro Station and Kitasenjū Station between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Different music selections are used for odd- and even-numbered trains.
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