Most Railway Services Out On Sunday Morning

Most railway services out on Sunday morning

Railway operators in greater Tokyo will halt shinkansen and most local train services on Sunday morning for safety checks in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis.

East Japan Railway, or JR East, says all of its local lines will be out of operation at least until around noon.

Shinkansen trains are also due to be halted until around noon on the Tohoku, Hokuriku and Joetsu lines.

On the Akita Shinkansen line, the operator initially said services will resume between Morioka and Akita from the day's first scheduled train. But it later decided to halt operations until safety is confirmed.

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

The Tokaido and Sanyo shinkansen lines are due to operate from Sunday morning.

Among private railway companies, Keisei plans to resume operations from the day's first train. But others say service will remain halted until safety is confirmed.

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