From JR East to Seibu Railway, train lines in and around Tokyo are planning to move up their last train times from spring 2021. Now Tokyu Railways has announced (in Japanese only) timetable revisions from March next year as well.
With so many people working remotely this year during the Covid-19 pandemic, Tokyu Railways has seen a massive decrease in passenger numbers, especially during rush hours and at night. The number of people at Musashi Kosugi and Mizonokuchi stations late at night, for example, has decreased by over 50 percent. Accordingly, Tokyu Railways is moving up the last train times on all its train lines, except on the short Kodomo no Kuni line in Kanagawa prefecture.
The lines affected are:
- Den-en-toshi Line
- Ikegami Line
- Meguro Line
- Oimachi Line
- Setagaya Line
- Tokyu Tamagawa Line
- Toyoko Line
After the timetable revision in March 2021, the last trains on these lines will leave 15 to 30 minutes earlier, giving overnight maintenance workers and line inspectors more time to work.
The full details on the new departure times of Tokyu Railways’ last trains will be announced sometime in December on the company’s official website.