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Train Services to End Earlier in Greater Tokyo

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Railway companies serving the greater Tokyo area moved up the times of their last train starting with the timetable for January 20 amid the state of emergency over the coronavirus.

Firms including East Japan Railway and Tokyo Metro canceled some of their late-night trains in response to requests from the central and local governments. The Japanese government declared its second state of emergency over the pandemic covering Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures effective January 8.

JR East’s 11 lines ended their services 10 to 30 minutes earlier than usual. The measure is likely to continue while the state of emergency is in place.