Seven & I, which operates the 7-Eleven chain, has said it will take over about 80 kiosks at Keihin Electric Express Railway’s train stations.

This is the first time that 7-Eleven Japan will open stores in train stations. Rivals Lawson and FamilyMart already have business alliances with Tokyu and Siebu Railways, respectively, to open outlets at train stations. The deal will give the convenience retailer access to more than 1.2 million passengers a day.