Tokyu Toyoko Line, Denen City Line, etc. 7 routes Next spring to the last train upstage November 10 17:06
As the movement to decide to move up the last train spreads among railway companies cause of the new Coronavirus, Tokyu, a major private railway company, has also announced a policy to raise the time of the last train from 15 minutes to 30 minutes on seven routes, including the Toyoko Line and the Denen City Line, next spring.
Tokyu announced on April 10 that its interim financial results for the entire Group from April to September showed a loss of 434 billion yen and a final loss of 27.1 billion yen, down 25% from the same period in the previous year.
Due to the impact of the new coronavirus, the number of railway users decreased by nearly 40 percent, and the use of hotels and commercial facilities operated by the group also declined.
In the earnings forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, the Company announced that its final profit and loss would fall to a record loss of 45 billion yen.
Tokyu has made clear its policy to increase the time of the last train from 15 minutes to 30 minutes on seven of the eight routes, including the Toyoko Line and the Denen City Line, in the spring of next year, especially in light of the decrease in the use of railways during the late-night hours.
Details of each route will be announced next month on how the time of the last train will change.
At the press conference, Hirohisa Fujiwara, Managing Director, said, “The use of railways is gradually recovering, but it is not 19 thought that it will not return to its original level. We need to respond to the new way of life.”
In the railway company in the metropolitan area, JR East and Odakyu Electric Railway, and Seibu Railway have also decided to raise the time of the last train in the spring of next year, and the flow of people at midnight is likely to change greatly.