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Tokyo Metro trains will stop running earlier from spring 2021

Last trains on all Tokyo Metro lines will depart up to 16 minutes earlier to ensure smooth connections

Tabea Greuner
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Tabea Greuner

After JR East, Seibu Railway and Tokyu Railways decided to move up last train times for their Tokyo trains from spring 2021, subway operator Tokyo Metro has announced it will follow suit. The timetable revisions are set to come into effect from – you guessed it – spring next year.

Tokyo Metro will bring forward the last train times on all its nine lines throughout the capital by up to 16 minutes. The company says this allows more time for overnight maintenance works and line inspections, as well as ensuring smooth transfers to other companies’ connecting train lines. After the revision, Tokyo Metro trains will stop running after 1am.

Details on the exact departure times of Tokyo Metro’s last trains will be announced at a later date on the company’s official website. Good news for early birds (or night owls), though: there won’t be any change to the departure times for the first trains of the day.

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