Yamanote line
Photo: はるやんパパ@Tokyo/Photo-AC

Last trains in Greater Tokyo are now earlier by up to 32 minutes – effective January 20

With the current state of emergency, the last trains for JR East, Seibu, Toei and Tokyo Metro will now depart earlier

Tabea Greuner
Written by
Tabea Greuner
Advertising

Major railway companies in Greater Tokyo have already announced that their last trains will stop running earlier effective this spring. However, with the current state of emergency affecting Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures, these companies are heeding the call by the areas’ governors and the transport ministry to move up their train times in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Therefore, from Wednesday January 20, major railway companies in Greater Tokyo will end their daily service earlier. While the train companies have not specified an end-date to these shortened service hours, they are expected to last at least until the end of the state of emergency (February 7). 

Here are the affected train lines:  

  • JR East: Chuo (rapid), Chuo and Sobu lines, Joban line (rapid), Keihin-Tohoku and Negishi lines, Keiyo, Musashino lines, Saikyo and Kawagoe lines, Tokaido, Yamanote loop, Yokosuka lines. Last trains will depart up to 32 minutes earlier.
  • Keikyu Railway: Keikyu Main, Kurihama, Zushi lines. Last trains will depart up to 30 minutes earlier.
  • Keio Railway: Keio and Inokashira lines. Last trains will depart up to 30 minutes earlier.
  • Keisei Railway: Keisei Main, Keisei Oshiage, Keisei Kanamachi, Narita Sky Access, Hokuso lines. Last trains will depart up to 29 minutes earlier.
  • Odakyu: Odawara line. The last train from Shinjuku Station towards Sagami Ono will depart 18 minutes earlier; the last train towards Shin-Yurigaoka will be 13 minutes earlier.
  • Sagami Railway: Main Line. The last train will depart 17 minutes earlier.
  • Seibu: Seibu Ikebukuro, Seibu Shinjuku, Seibu Yurakucho lines. The last trains will depart up to 23 minutes earlier.
  • Tobu Railway: Tobu Skytree, Tobu Urban Park and Tobu Tojo lines. The last trains will depart up to 18 minutes earlier.
  • Tokyo Monorail will depart 8 minutes earlier from Tokyo Monorail Hamamatsu Station
  • Tokyu: all lines except Kodomo no Kuni line. The last trains will depart up to 18 minutes earlier.

Here are the affected subway lines:

  • Tokyo Metro: all lines. The last trains will depart up to 20 minutes earlier.
  • Toei Transportation: Asakusa, Mita, Shinjuku and Oedo lines; Nippori-Toneri Liner. The last trains will depart up to 23 minutes earlier.


For exact departure times, check each railway company’s official website.

More news

Japan bans all foreign travellers until February 7

Japan will name and shame people who break 14-day quarantine

Super Nintendo World has postponed its opening date again

Kyoto now has an adorable Hello Kitty-themed hotel room

Nihonbashi is getting a new boutique art hotel in February

Want to be the first to know what’s cool in Tokyo? Sign up to our newsletter for the latest updates from Tokyo and Japan. 

Latest news

    Advertising