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JR East to move up last train departure times in Tokyo from spring

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East Japan Railway Co. is established to move up the departure times of the last trains in the Tokyo city by some 30 mins from spring to enhance the labor problems of upkeep employees, business authorities claimed Thursday.

The train driver has actually chosen to make adjustments to the timetables of numerous lines, consisting of the hectic Yamanote loophole line, so the last trains of the day will certainly come to their last locations by around 1 a.m. at the most recent, the authorities claimed.

A Yamanote loophole line train runs in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward in May 2020. (Kyodo)

Furthermore, the business called JR East is thinking about pressing back the departure times of the initial trains in the early morning, they claimed.

The visualized adjustments are likewise thought to belong to cost-cutting initiatives by the business that has actually been struck hard by a decline in the variety of travelers due to the unique coronavirus pandemic.

The authorities claimed the move is focused on giving even more time for upkeep workers, that function overnight after the train solution wraps up, and also therefore enhancing their labor performance. The business likewise anticipates that it will certainly make it less complicated to hire even more employees.

On some lines, upkeep team have to by hand carry out the job since the equipments that are normally required cannot be mounted in time, they claimed.

In the April-June duration, JR East reported a bottom line of 155.3 billion yen ($1.46 billion).

Last month, West Japan Railway Co. claimed it will certainly move up the times of the last trains on numerous lines, consisting of the Osaka loophole line, by some 30 mins from following spring to produce a much better working setting for its upkeep employees.

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