Most Private Railway Services Resume


Most private railway services resume

Railway operators in the greater Tokyo are resuming local train services on Sunday morning in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis.

Private railway operators Keisei, Keio, Tokyu, Seibu, Tobu, Sotetsu, Tokyo Tama Intercity Monorail, Rinkai, Yurikamome, Tokyo Monorail, Tsukuba Express, Keikyu, Tokyo Metro and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's subway have resumed all or part of their services.

Odakyu says it is unclear when it can resume its operations.

East Japan Railway, or JR East, has resumed service on the Yamanote and Yokohama lines. It had said all of its local lines would be out of operation until around noon.

JR East now says it will resume service on lines where safety has been confirmed.

The company also says it is resuming service on the Joetsu Shinkansen line. But officials say it is unclear when services on the Hokuriku, Tohoku and Akita Shinkansen lines can be resumed.

The Yamagata Shinkansen line will remain out of service for the whole day.

Railway operators are asking people to visit their websites to get the latest information, as service outage could be longer than planned, depending on the scale of damage.