The TX, connecting four prefectures, namely Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, and Ibaraki, was inaugurated on August 24, 2005 and has been enjoying a large ridership since then.

There are six stations in Ibaraki: from south to north, Moriya, Miraidaira, Midorino, Banpaku Kinenkoen, Kenkyu Gakuen, and Tsukuba, the terminal station. New development is under way around these stations, with the construction of homes, condominium units, and commercial facilities. The opening of the TX has surely contributed to a steady increase in population and has brought new life to the towns along the line.

The development around Kenkyu Gakuen Station, in particular, features facilities that are symbolic of the development along the TX line. They include a large-scale shopping center (one of the largest in the North Kanto Area), which was opened in the fall of 2008, and the new Tsukuba City Government Office, which is scheduled to be opened in May 2010. Together with such development, this area has been attracting a number of companies thanks to the construction of a wide-area transportation system, including the Metropolitan Inter-City Expressway, and it is expected to grow even more into a city well-suited for both living and working.
The areas along the TX line are blessed with advanced urban features, such as urban infrastructure and commercial, educational, and cultural facilities. The richness of nature is symbolized by Mt. Tsukuba and the surrounding beautiful countryside, and the areas have an intelligent environment that only Tsukuba, the center of science and technology, can offer. This unique environment allows us to live, work, study, or enjoy on the basis of our individual needs. This is the Tsukuba Style, a new attractive lifestyle that these areas can offer.

The TX and areas along it will grow further toward a new era.

The Tsukuba Express, or TX, is a railway line of the Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company that links Akihabara in Tokyo and Tsukuba in Ibaraki in 45 minutes. The Tsukuba Express, or TX, is a railway line of the Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company that links Akihabara in Tokyo and Tsukuba in Ibaraki in 45 minutes.

 

Town Development Efforts

Town Development Efforts

Along the Tsukuba Express railway, eight districts with comfortable living environments are being developed through advanced city planning.

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Tsukuba Style, a lifestyle specific to the area along the TX Line

Tsukuba Style, a lifestyle specific to the area along the TX Line

Full urban functions, a rich natural environment, and an intellectual environment. People can tailor their lifestyle and enjoy all three while working, studying, and living in Tsukuba. This is the "Tsukuba style".

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Places of Interest (sightseeing information)

Places of Interest (sightseeing information)

The southern region of Ibaraki, connected by the Tsukuba Express, has a rich history and culture. It also has an abundance of events and sightseeing spots.
Why not take the Tsukuba Express and see what the area has to offer?

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