JR has recently announced last train timetable changes to the Yamanote Line, for services to Shinagawa station. The last train (終電 or shuuden) in Tokyo is always that make or break between having a few more beverages to calling it a night. Of course, there is always the taxi option home, but with evening pricing copping a surge rate it can add up pretty quickly.
So it must be a depressing story for many when they realise the original last train 1:07 am from Shibuya to Shinagawa station will soon disappear. Rather it will now move to almost 30 minutes earlier at 12:40 am. That means, that one last drink or reminder for the last train will have to happen sooner.
There is a lot of construction activity happening near Shinagawa of late. Hence, JR has adjusted the timetable to accommodate the changes. Starting March 16, this Saturday, the new timetable will come into effect.
Other examples of last services to Shinagawa include:
- Ikebukuro’s last service will change from 12:51 am to 12:24 am
- Shinjuku’s last service will change from 1:00 am to 12:33 am
- Osaki’s last service will change from 1:16 am to 12:49 am
Don’t forget to set your alerts, reminders or alarms to make sure you don’t miss the last train, especially as a result of the changes. Of course, it is always best to plan ahead and check your last train timetable on google maps, etc. However, we recommend you make a note of these changes from this Saturday, so there are no surprises.
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