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Special Summer Schedule

East Japan Railway Company

June 16, 2011

    East Japan Railway Company (JR East) is putting into effect a special summer schedule that includes fewer operating trains in some line sections roughly between the hours of 12:00 - 3:00 PM, as based on the "Power Use Limitation Order."

    The special schedule will go into effect June 24 in order to confirm its energy conservation effectiveness.

    We regret any inconvenience to our customers but ask for their understanding.

    Some line sections in the Tokyo metropolitan region operate on electric power from thermal and hydroelectric power facilities operated by JR East and as such are not covered by the Power Use Limitation Order, but JR East will nonetheless reduce trains on these line sections and send the electric power saved to Tokyo Electric Power Company.
1.  Dates on special summer schedule
  Weekdays from June 24 (Friday) to September 22 (Thursday), 2011
2.  Line sections with reduced trains
Line section Operating rate
(12:00 – 3:00 PM)
Additional remarks
Tōkaidō Line
Tōkyō – Hiratsuka
Hiratsuka – Odawara
Odawara – Atami
Some "Acty" rapid service will be cancelled
Sōbu Line
(Rapid Service)
Tōkyō – Chiba
Chūō Line &
Sōbu Line (Local train)
Mitaka – Nakano
Nakano – Tsudanuma
Tsudanuma – Chiba
Yokosuka Line
Tōkyō – Zushi
Zushi – Kurihama
Chūō Line
(Rapid Service)
Tōkyō – Tachikawa
Tachikawa – Takao
Some "Musashino" service will be cancelled
Yamanote Line
All sections
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Negishi Line
Ōmiya – Minami-Urawa
Minami-Urawa – Kamata
Kamata – Ōfuna
Nambu Line
Kawasaki – Noborito
Noborito – Tachikawa
Rapid service will be cancelled (operating rate compared to last year is 85%)
Yokohama Line
Higashikanagawa – Hashimoto
Hashimoto – Hachiōji
Some rapid service will be cancelled
Musashino Line
Fuchūhommachi –
Some "Musashino" and "Shimousa" service will be cancelled
Keiyō Line
Tōkyō – Soga
Tōkyō – Nishi-Funabashi
Some Musashino Line rapid through service will be cancelled
Saikyō Line
Kawagoe Line
Ōsaki – Ōmiya
Some rapid service will be cancelled
Ōmiya – Kawagoe
Some trains will originate from Ōmiya Station, and some trains in service between 10:00 and 11:00 am will be cancelled.
Utsunomiya Line
[Tōhoku Line]
Ueno – Koga
Koga – Utsunomiya
Takasaki Line
Ueno – Kagohara
Kagohara – Takasaki
Jōban Line
(Rapid Service)
Ueno – Toride
All local Jōban Line trains will remain in service
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
All sections
For details, please refer to the following attachment.
Attachment [PDF/456KB]
  Some trains will operate with a different number of cars than usual.
(Sōbu Line (Rapid Service), Yokosuka Line, Chūō Line, Nikkō Line, Sōbu Line, Narita Line, Uchibō Line, Hakushin Line, Shin-etsu Line, Uetsu Line)
  New schedules will be posted on the JR East web site (http://www.jreast.co.jp/) as soon as they are ready.
  JR East plans to apply to the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry for our joint use limitation scheme and limitation mitigation measures as they concern the Power Use Limitation Order. The special schedule is based on the assumption that these will go into effect.
  The above schedule may change depending on results of our check of the energy conservation effectiveness.
  Sudden changes may occur in our operating plans, for example if electric power supply is very limited.
  The limited express services "Narita Express" and "Wakashio" will continue to operate with fewer trains.
  Any increases in trains for the summer will be announced separately.

[Reference] Initiatives to conserve energy in stations and trains

Removing some fluorescent lamps from concourses and platforms, and turning off or lowering lights during midday
Raising air conditioning temperature in JR Ticket Offices (Midori-no-madoguchi) and Travel Service Centers (View Plaza)
Turning off some guide signs, etc.
Turning off some escalators (*)
Stopping use of some vending machines
Turning off inside lighting in drink vending machines, and changing refrigeration hour settings
Turning off or lowering lights and raising air conditioning temperature in station shops
Removing some fluorescent lamps from train cars, and turning off lights during midday (except in Shinkansen, limited express trains, etc.)
Raising air conditioning temperature in train cars (all cars will be set to same temperature as cars designated for mild air conditioning) (except in Shinkansen, limited express trains, etc.)
Escalators will basically operate in the morning and evening hours, and additionally will operate in midday depending on circumstances (e.g., long stairways between floors, passenger congestion, etc.) Moreover, elevators, directing chimes and multipurpose restrooms will operate at all times.