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JR plans to suspend trains early Monday in Tokyo area

The Yomiuri Shimbun East Japan Railway Co. announced Sunday that it would suspend early-morning operation of all lines in the Tokyo metropolitan area on Monday due to a typhoon expected to hit at that time.

The first service on all lines, including main commuter lines such as the Yamanote and Chuo-Sobu lines, will start around 8 a.m. in response to Typhoon No. 15 approaching.

Even after trains start running, the company plans to drastically reduce the number of train runs in order to check for damage to rails caused by the strong typhoon.

Trains may be further delayed or service stopped in certain sections if damage is found.

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