The new student passes, for use on the Tozai subway line, are now on sale at the following stations: Sendai, Izumi Chuo, Kotodaikoen, Nagamachi Minami and Asahigaoka.
The passes, known as "Free Passes" allow passengers to get on and off trains within the station locations for which the card is valid. Rides are also unlimited for the period of time specified. Passes will be issued as icsa IC cards.
The Transportation Bureau recommends buying passes ahead of time, to avoid a rush when the Tozai line officially opens on December 6. But please be aware that they are only valid for use after this date.
For details on prices and how to purchase a student pass, see the pdf file here.
The International Support Office also provides further information on their website: http://sup.bureau.tohoku.ac.jp/trans/tozaisen_en.html
Contact:Education and Student Support Department