“ICOCA commuter pass” will be released between Osaka Metro and JR West

Osaka Metro and JR West will release the “ICOCA commuter pass” from Tuesday, December 8, 2020. So far, both companies have not sold mutually usable commuter passes and had to have two separate passes. From that day, people can get on with one IC card “ICOCA”, so it seems that the convenience of commuting to work or school will increase.

"ICOCA commuter pass" will be released between Osaka Metro and JR West
“ICOCA commuter pass” will be released between Osaka Metro and JR West

It will be sold between all Osaka Metro lines and the JR West urban area including Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe. 19 connecting points are defined, such as JR Osaka Station – Subway Umeda, Higashi-Umeda, and Nishi-Umeda Stations. In addition to purchasing a new “ICOCA commuter pass”, you can also purchase an additional commuter pass to their holding “ICOCA”.

19 connecting points are defined between Osaka Metro and JR West
19 connecting points are defined between Osaka Metro and JR West

In addition, Kintetsu Railway will expand the “ICOCA commuter pass” from Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The “ICOCA commuter pass” that can be used between Kintetsu and Osaka Metro / Kintetsu and Keihan Electric Railway will greatly expand the range of sales. In addition, they will newly release the “ICOCA commuter pass” between Kintetsu and Nankai Electric Railway (via Osaka-Namba, already on sale by Nankai).

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