Press Release

2022.06.09 “The Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan Basic Policy on Visitor Transportation” Established

The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition has established the Council for Visitor Transportation Measures for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (hereinafter referred to as the “Council”) in July 2021 consisting of academic experts, related administrative agencies and organizations in order to realize safe and smooth visitation of visitors to the venue during the Expo. Since then, the Council has been discussing and arranging concrete measures on visitor transportation.
The second meeting of the Council was held on June 3, 2022. The Association is delighted to announce that “The Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan Basic Policy on Visitor Transportation” (hereinafter referred to as the “Basic Policy”) was formulated.
In order to realize the Basic Policy, the Council will work to make access route plans and set transportation management goals and initiatives by around autumn 2022. The Council also will consider measures to encourage general transportation use and then develop a promotion system for holding the Expo.

■Date of establishment: June 3, 2022

■The Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan Basic Policy on Visitor Transportation
Please click here for details (Japanese only).

1.Basic philosophy
・Achieving smooth mobility of Expo visitors
・Aiming for safe and smooth transportation for both general transportation and Expo transportation
・Taking the opportunity of the Expo, new mobility services will be implemented with an aim to pass them on to the future society of Kansai.

2.Basic goals
(1) Goals for Railway
・In order to realize comfortable travel on the main routes, a congestion rate of 150% or less should be achieved.
The congestion rate is a numerical value that indicates the average congestion of trains per hour, and is calculated by transported personnel load/transport capacity × 100 (%). Currently, as an indicator of the level of development of urban railways, it is set that “the congestion rate of each section of urban railways in metropolitan areas shall be within 150%.” 【Council for Transport Policy Report No. 19, August 1, 2000】
(2) Goals for shuttle buses and automobiles
・Reducing congestion in sections and places on the main access routes where congestion is expected to occur.

3.Transportation Plan
(1) Planning Access Routes
Planning access routes that make maximum use of existing transportation infrastructure such as railways and roads, and aiming to use each access route in a balanced manner.
(2) Expo Transportation Management
In order to reduce traffic congestion and overcrowding caused by the concentration of visitors, necessary measures such as ticket control, railway route distribution, road routing guidance and route distribution of roads shall be implemented.
(3) Encouraging general transportation use
After steadily implementing Expo transportation management, with the purpose of curbing, decentralizing, and leveling general transportation, actions* for cooperation with companies and organizations shall be conducted in order to deal with chronic traffic congestion and overcrowding.
*Actions may include the promotion of telework and staggered work shifts at companies, reduction of traffic load including logistics traffic in Yumeshima and the inner-city area of Osaka.
(4) Implementation of new mobility services
New transportation services such as MaaS or automatic driving and new technologies including electronic vehicles will be introduced.

4.Promotion System
(1) Planning of access routes and (2) Expo transportation management
Proceed discussion at the Council
(3) Encouraging general transportation use
・ Discussing at the Council the content, scope, duration, etc. of the contents of specific initiatives according to the visitor forecast
・Under the division of roles among related parties, a promotion system shall be established as necessary by Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City, as well as the national government, related organizations, the business community, etc., and widely encourage the general public to cooperate.

List of members of the Council (As of June 3, 2022) (Japanese only)


Public Relations Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition