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News Tokyo residents: JR East to bring forward last train departures


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14 Mar 2002
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While they were contemplated moving the departure times of last trains back last year, the pandemic has changed those plans: JR East announced today that they will bring forward last train departure times on 17 lines in the Tokyo metropolitan area by up to some 40 minutes from next spring.

Schedule changes will currently only be applied to trains traveling away from central Tokyo to the suburbs, with plans to increase the service frequency before the last train on eight lines to prevent congestion. Based on figures from September, around 20,000 passengers are expected to be affected by the schedule changes to last trains on weekdays, the railway operator said. It will also push back first train departures by up to 17 minutes later on five lines. Further details of the plans will be announced in December.

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