A bus schedule of Tokyo’s 24 buses is set to go online in the coming weeks.
The schedule is based on the 24-hour time zone.
The schedule has been created using the latest bus arrival data from Japan’s national bus company and will be made public in late August.
The information will allow bus companies to improve their schedules and avoid using the same schedule for multiple destinations.
Bus companies are currently required to use the same timetable for all of their routes.
The 24-Hour Time Zone Information is being published as part of a nationwide project to digitise the bus timetables of all bus companies and to ensure the information is up-to-date.
Transport Minister Shigenori Soejima said the new timetable is a major step in ensuring Japan’s buses can be operated more efficiently.
“It is a huge step forward for Japan’s transport system and bus schedules,” he said.
There are currently only a few bus companies who use 24-hours time zones, such as Tokyo Metro and Kobe Bus.
Japan’s 24-hr time zone is based around a rotating 24-day calendar and is used for both local and long-distance travel.
A 24-hrs bus schedule will not only save time on journeys but will also help to reduce air pollution and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.