JR temporarily suspends services in Tokyo area

The East Japan Railway Company says a power outage has knocked out services on several lines in the Tokyo area.

The operator temporarily suspended services on nine lines in Tokyo, including the Yamanote Line, at around 1 PM. Three of these remained out of operation as of 2:30 PM.

The company says it is investigating whether the outage is related to a fire at a substation in Warabi City, Saitama Prefecture, that occurred at around the same time.