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Travel News Yamanote Line partial closure next weekend

thomas

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Has this ever happened before? Yamanote Line will stop looping on 23 and 24 October due to construction work at Shibuya Station.

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I'd be highly surprised if it hasn't happened before. But I never commuted on Yamanote so I don't recall if I've encountered it or not. I feel at one point I had to transfer to Keihin-Tohoku at Akihabara due to a situation like this.
 

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I'd be highly surprised if it hasn't happened before. But I never commuted on Yamanote so I don't recall if I've encountered it or not. I feel at one point I had to transfer to Keihin-Tohoku at Akihabara due to a situation like this.
I commuted on the Yamanote line for 14 years and, as far as I know, this has never happened before.
 

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I commuted on the Yamanote line for 14 years and, as far as I know, this has never happened before.
But how would you know if you weren't doing a big section of the whole loop?
 

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But how would you know if you weren't doing a big section of the whole loop?
I was just doing Ikebukuro to Nishi Nippori but I certainly would have heard of any such closure - people would have been talking about it in the office, there would have been announcements and posters in the trains themselves, and if would have been mentioned in the news.
 

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I was just doing Ikebukuro to Nishi Nippori but I certainly would have heard of any such closure - people would have been talking about it in the office, there would have been announcements and posters in the trains themselves, and if would have been mentioned in the news.
I find it hard to believe that a two-day weekend closure of half the loop would have been big news in the office. But maybe your office was full of die hard rail fans. :p
 

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Ok well I had to do a Google search to support my contention that this can't be that unprecedented. Just a couple years ago you had this closure. November 16, 2019. I'm sure this date is burned in the minds of all Tokyo residents. Or at least the ones who missed their Narita flights after they missed their NEX ride at Tokyo station.

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Yesterday, the closure was on the national (TV) news the whole day long.


 

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Yesterday, the closure was on the national (TV) news the whole day long.


Did some people have to take the bus? :eek:
 
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