Tozai Line in Tokyo to be partially suspended on weekend

Tokyo Metro says it will partially suspend service on the Tozai Line in Tokyo this weekend. It is asking passengers to take alternative routes.

The company says the line will be suspended between Toyocho Station and Nishi-kasai Station on Saturday and Sunday due to construction.

It says the disruption will include a suspension of direct services connecting with the Toyo Rapid Line in Chiba Prefecture as well as changes in destinations, and that no rapid trains will be operated.

Bus service will be provided for the suspended section. Passengers can also choose alternative transport services, including other Tokyo Metro lines, as well as those of Japan Railway Company and other firms.

Tokyo Metro says the work is in preparation for track and platform expansion at a station on the section to enhance the line's capacity.

The firm says it is planning more construction involving suspension of services on the Tozai Line.