- 14 Mar 2002
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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.
I commuted on the Yamanote line for 14 years and, as far as I know, this has never happened before.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 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.But how would you know if you weren't doing a big section of the whole loop?
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.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.
Did some people have to take the bus?Yesterday, the closure was on the national (TV) news the whole day long.
A section of Tokyo's Yamanote loop line was suspended Saturday due to track switching construction work slated to last through the weekend, the longest such suspension on the line since the launch of its operator JR East. Services on the inner loop between Ikebukuro and Osaki stations, which...japantoday.com
East Japan Railway Co., the operator of Tokyo’s busy Yamanote Line, is halting operations of the inner circle loop between Ikebukuro and Osaki stations all day Saturday and Sunday.www.japantimes.co.jp