JR East announced that it will return to the normal schedule on weekdays on the 7th, although it has reduced the number of trains on some lines such as the Yamanote line during the weekday commuting hours between long holidays due to the state of emergency. Did.
The number of passengers has not decreased compared to before the Golden Week holidays, and it is said that the trains are crowded.
Railway companies in the Greater Tokyo Area have been declared a state of emergency, and in response to requests from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, they are taking measures such as reducing the number of trains operating during weekday commuting hours between long holidays. ..
Of these, JR East has seven lines: the Yamanote Line, Keihin Tohoku Line, Chuo Line local trains, Chuo / Sobu Line local trains, Joban Rapid Line, Keiyo Line, and Ome Line, from 6:00 to 10:00 in the morning. 88 trains are suspended from the train to about 80% of the normal number, and 13 trains are suspended from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
According to JR East, on the 6th, when the number of trains was reduced, the number of people using the Yamanote Line etc. did not decrease compared to before the Golden Week holidays, and the trains before and after the suspension were crowded with the occupancy rate exceeding 180%. is.
For this reason, JR East decided to stop reducing the number of trains on the 7th and return to the normal schedule.