Train hours to be extended during Tokyo Olympics
NHK -- Mar 16
Trains in and around the Japanese capital will run later into the night during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to allow spectators to get home easily from events.

The Tokyo Metropolitan government and the Olympic organizing committee agreed to the extension of train service hours with 19 railway operators, including JR East and Tokyo Metro.

Some events at the 2020 Games will end late in the evening. For example, volleyball games are due to finish at 11:30 p.m., and basketball games are scheduled to end at 11 p.m.

The departure times of the last train on about 60 lines that spectators are expected to use will be extended every day during the Olympics.

Most trains on the JR Yamanote Line and subways in Tokyo will operate until past 2 a.m.

Last trains running from central Tokyo to the suburbs will depart 30 minutes to around 90 minutes later than usual.

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike told a news conference on Friday that the extended train operating hours will allow spectators to enjoy watching the games right to the close of each day's schedule.

来年のオリンピック期間中、都心では午前2時すぎまで鉄道が走ることになります。 2020年の東京オリンピックでは、午後11時以降に終了する競技が複数あり、観客らの帰宅手段の確保が課題となっていました。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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