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Dec 9, 2016

Tokyo train timetables and services for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day 2016/2017




Some people back home are surprised to hear that Tokyo’s trains aren't running 24hrs a day. The exact reason for this we don’t know. I usually just explain that if they did, people in Tokyo would never leave the office. The exception is New Year. From New Year’s Eve to New Year’s Day train services in Tokyo adjust their timetables to lay on services through the night, helping revellers and worshippers move between parties, temples, shrines, and sunrises. Below you can find information regarding Tokyo's train timetables and services for the night of New Year's Eve and into early New Year’s morning 2016 - 2017  (JR, Tokyo Metro, and other lines). This isn't the full list/timetable, but does cover what will likely be the most convenient lines for moving around Tokyo at this time.








Tokyo Metro




All Tokyo Metro lines will be operating throughout the night between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Linking the Chiyoda Line at Kitasenju Station and the Odakyū Enoshima Line at Katase Enoshima Station a special service (メトロニューイヤー号 / Metro New Year 'service') will be in operation. 



LineOperating betweenTimetableNotes
Ginza Line

Asakusa - Ueno

Ueno - Shibuya

Departures every 7 mins

Departures every 15 mins


Marunouchi Line

Ikebukuro to Ogikubo

Nakano-sakaue - Hōnanchō

Departures every 30 mins

Departures every 30 mins

Between Ikebukuro and Ginza there will

be departures every 25-26 mins

Hibiya LineKitasenju - NakameguroDepartures every 30 minsNo direct connections to Tōbu Lines
Tōzai LineNakano - Nishi-FunabashiDepartures every 30 mins

No direct connections to JR lines and

Toyo Rapid Railway Lines 

Chiyoda Line

Ayase - Yoyogiuehara

Kita-Ayase - Ayase

Departures every 30 mins

Departures every 30 mins


Connections available with partial

JR services

No direct connections to Odakyū Line

Yūrakuchō LineWakōshi - Shin-KibaDepartures every 30 minsNo direct connections to Seibu and Tōbu Lines
Fukutoshin LineKotake-mukaihara - ShibuyaDepartures every 30 mins

No direct connections to Seibu and Tōbu Lines

Direct connections available with Tōkyū Line and Minatomirai Line

Hanzōmon LineShibuya - OshiageDepartures every 30 mins

Direct connections available with partial Tōkyū Line services

No direct connections to Tōbu Lines

Nanboku LineMeguro - Akabane-iwabuchiDepartures every 30 mins

Direct connections available with partial Saitama Rapid Railway Line services

No direct connections to Tōkyū Line


*From Dec 30, 2016 to Jan 3, 2017 all Tokyo Metro lines will be operating on the Saturday/holiday schedule.



Tokyo Metro メトロニューイヤー号/New Year’s ‘service’ is a special train operating on New Year’s Day between Kitasenju and Katase Enoshima (one-way only). Tickets for the service went on sale from Dec. 1. Tickets are available at the following Chiyoda Line stations; Kitasenju, Ōtemachi, Kasumigaseki, Omotesandō as well as all Odakyū Line stations, Odakyū travel agencies, and other major travel agencies.




Tokyo Metro web: http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/







JR




JR have filled out their timetable with a large number of train services for the small hours between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Tokyo. Extra services will be operating to enable first sunrises (初日の出/hatsuhinode) and first visits to temple (初詣/hatsumode). 




LineOperating betweenTimetableNotes
Chūō LineTokyo - Takao0:00 - ~ 5:00 / departures every 20 - 40 minsStopping at every station
Yamanote LineCircularInner loop (1:00 - ~ 5:00 / departures every 12 mins)
Outer loop )1:00 - ~ 5:00 / departures every 10 mins)

Keihintōhoku / Negishi Line

Ōmiya - Sakuragichō

Sakuragichō - Ōbune

1:00 - ~ 4:00 / departures every 30 mins

1:00 - ~ 4:00 / departures every 60 - 80 mins


Chūō/Sōbu LineNakano - Chiba1:00 - ~ 5:00 / departures every 20 - 50 minsStopping at every station
Saikyō LineŌsaki (Shin-Kiba) - Ōmiya1:00 - ~ 4:00 departures every 60 minsLinks directly to the Rinkai Line
Keiyō Line

Tokyo - Kaihimmakuhari

Kaihimmakuhari - Soga

Tokyo - Nishi-Funabashi

1:00 - ~ 5:00 / departures every 15 - 30 mins

1:00 - ~ 5:00 / departures every 45 mins

0:30 - ~ 5:00 / departures every 45 mins


Takasaki Line

Ueno - Kagohara

Kagohara - Ueno

2 trains from Ueno 1:55 and 2:53

2 trains from Kagohara 0:01 and 1:01

Connections to the Shōnan / Shinjuku Line

available at Ōmiya

Shōnan / Shinjuku LineŌmiya - Zushi0:00 - ~ 5:00 / departures every 60 mins

Partial services arriving/departing from

Utsunomiya, Koyama, Ōfuna

Between Nishi-Ōi and Zushi Stations the Shōnan/Shinjuku Line and Yokosuka Line have departures every 30 mins

Jōban Line

Ayase (Yoyogiuehara) - Abiko

Abiko - Ayase (Yoyogiuehara)

2 trains depart Ayase 1:49 and 3:19


2 trains depart Abiko 2:30 and 4:05

Stopping at every station

Links directly to the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line


Yokosuka LineShinagawa - Zushi0:00 - ~ 5:00 / departures every 60 minsBetween Nishi-Ōi and Zushi Stations the Shōnan/Shinjuku Line and Yokosuka Line have departures every 30 mins
Narita Line

Abiko - Narita

Narita - Abiko

2 trains depart Abiko 1:00 and 2:30

2 trains depart Narita 1:43 and 3:13


Sōbu Main Line / Narita LineChiba - Narita0:50 - ~ 4:30 departures every 60 minsNot stopping at Higashi-Chiba Station


*From Dec 30, 2016 to Jan 3, 2017 all JR lines will be operating on the Saturday/holiday schedule.



JR EAST web: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/





Odakyū Lines



All Odakyū Lines will be operating throughout the night. In addition, a special service of the ‘Romancecar’ will be operation.



LineOperating betweenTimetableNotes
Odawara Line

Shinjuku - Sagamiōno

Sagamiōno - Isehara

Isehara - Odawara

Departures every 15 mins

Departures every 30 mins

Departures every 60 mins


Enoshima LineSagamiōno - Katase EnoshimaDepartures every 30 mins

After 3am on New Year’s Day

departures are every 15 mins

Tama LineShin-Yurigaoka - KarakidaDepartures every 30 mins


*From Dec 30, 2016 to Jan 3, 2017 all Odakyū lines will be operating on the Saturday/holiday schedule.



New Year Express 'service' (ニューイヤーエクスプレス号)


Operating on New Year’s Day.  

Outbound (from Tokyo) stops at Shinjuku, Katase-Enoshima, Odawara

Inbound (towards Tokyo) stops at Katase-Enoshima, Hon-Atsugi, Shinjuku

Tickets went on sale from Dec. 1.

Fare: Shinjuku - Katase-Enoshima 620 yen / Shinjuku - Isehara 620 yen

Tickets available at all Odakyū Line stations, Odakyū travel agencies, and major travel agencies.



Odakyū Lines web: http://www.odakyu.jp/english/





Tōkyū Lines



The Tōyoko Line will be operating throughout the night. The Den-en-toshi Line will be operating an ‘extended’ service but not one that continues through the night.



LineOperating betweenTimetableNotes
Den-en-toshi LineShibuya - Chūō rinkanDepartures every 15 - 30 mins

New Year’s Eve last train around 1 hrs 20 mins later than usual

New Year’s Day first train around 1 hrs earlier than usual

No all-night operation (~ 2:30 - ~ 4:00 no service)

Direct connections available with Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line

Tōyoko LineShibuya - YokohamaDepartures every 15 - 30 minsDirect connections available with Fukutoshin Line and Minatomirai Line


*Other lines operating on the regular weekend/holiday schedule. With the exception of services above, all lines are operating on the Saturday/holiday schedule from Dec. 30, 2016 to Jan. 3, 2017.



Tōkyū Lines web: http://www.tokyu.co.jp/global/english/index.html





Keiō Lines



Both the Keiō Line and Inokashira Line will have train services in Tokyo through the night of Dec 31, 2016 in into Jan 1, 20-17. 



LineOperating betweenTimetableNotes
Keiō LineShinjuku - Takaosanguchi 
Shinsen Shinjuku - Sasazuka 
Chōfu - Hashimoto 
Kitano - Keiō Hachijōji 
Departures every 40 mins
Departures every 40 mins
Departures every 40 mins
Departures every 40 mins




迎光号 / Mukae Hikari 'service'


Shinjuku - Takaosanguchi

Limited Express service 1 train: Shinjuku (departs 3:00) - Takaosanguchi (arrives 3:48)

Express service 2 trains: Shinjuku (departs 3:20 & 3:40) - Takaosanguchi (arrives 4:13 & 4:33)


Motoyawata - Takaosanguchi

1 direct train: departs 1:58 / arrives 3:35

*Stops at all stations between Motoyawata and Shinsen Shinjuku. From Shinsen Shinjuku to Takaosanguchi it operates as an express service.



Keiō web: https://www.keio.co.jp/english/





Toei Subway



Toei Subway will be operating a number of train services between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in the Tokyo area.  



LineOperating betweenTimetableNotes
Asakusa LineOshiage - Nishi-MagomeDepartures every 20 - 40 mins
Mita LineMeguro - Nishi-TakashimadairaDepartures every 30 - 60 mins
Shinjuku LineShinjuku - MotoyawataDepartures every 30 - 40 minsDirect connections available with Keiō Line
Ōedo LineShinjuku-Nishiguchi - HikarigaokaDepartures every 30 - 40 mins



Nippori / Toneri Liner

Trains for Nippori extended by 35 mins. Inbound trains extended by 38 mins.  

An extra 4 services available each way.


Toei Subway Nippori / Toneri Liner

From Dec 30, 2016 to Jan 3, 2017 will be operating on the Saturday/holiday schedule.


Toden Arakawa Line

Between Dec 20, 2016 and Jan 3, 2017 operating on weekend/holiday schedule



Toei Subway web: http://www.kotsu.metro.tokyo.jp/eng/





Minatomirai Line



Operating through the night providing direct connections with the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line and the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line.



LineOperating betweenTimetableNotes
Minatomirai LineYokohama - Motomachi/ChinatownDepartures every 10 - 30 minsOperating on the Saturday/holiday schedule from Dec 30, 2016 to Jan 3, 2017. There will be no ‘women only’ carriages during this period.



Minatomirai web: http://www.mm21railway.co.jp/global/english/



How will you be spending the night between New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in Japan?  Have you had any experiences of using these 'New Year's train services' and timetables in Tokyo?  Share your experiences in the comments below.





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