Due to redevelopment work at Shibuya Station in Tokyo, JR East announced that all trains on the outer Yamanote line between Osaki, Shibuya and Ikebukuro will be suspended on the 18th, and on the inner loop between Ikebukuro, Shibuya and Osaki on the 19th. In addition, the number of trains will be reduced on other sections of the Yamanote Line.
Shibuya Station has been undergoing station improvement work since 2015, and as part of the town development around Shibuya Station, the Yamanote Line tracks and platforms will be raised to ensure a comfortable station space. This will be the last of five track changes at Shibuya Station, and the company plans to expand the station concourse and work on the jointly developed building in earnest.
If construction cannot be carried out due to bad weather, it will be postponed to December 16th and 17th. In that case, some sections will be suspended all day on November 18th and 19th.
■Yamanote Line operation plan
Saturday, November 18th
Ikebukuro → Tokyo → Osaki approximately every 10 minutes during the day (approximately 30-40% of the normal number)
*Turn around towards Tokyo at Osaki Station
Ikebukuro → Shibuya → Osaki About every 5 minutes during the day (about 70% of the normal number)
*Some trains will turn back towards Ueno at Ikebukuro Station.
Osaki→Tokyo→Ikebukuro: Approximately every 3 minutes during the day (normal number of trains)
Sunday, November 19th
Osaki→Tokyo→Ikebukuro: Approximately every 10 minutes during the day (approximately 30-40% of the normal number)
*Turn around towards Ueno at Ikebukuro Station
Osaki→Shibuya→Ikebukuro Every 5 minutes during the day (about 70% of the normal number)
*Some trains will turn back towards Tokyo at Osaki Station.
Ikebukuro → Tokyo → Osaki approximately every 3 minutes during the day (normal number)
Other route operation plans
18 (Sat) and 19 (Sun) common
[Keihin Tohoku/Negishi Line]Rapid service canceled (all day long, with local trains)
[Shonan-Shinjuku Line]Normal operation
[Saikyo Line/Rinkai Line]Increased frequency between Shinkiba – Osaki – Akabane
[Direct Sotetsu Line]Extended operation between Shinjuku and Ikebukuro