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Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Service Suspended By Shibuya December 28 To January 2
The Tokyo Metro Ginza Line will be partially suspended between Shibuya Station and Tameike-Sanno Station during the New Year holidays in Japan, between December 28, 2019, and January 2, 2020. Travelers are advised to take alternate routes to get to Shibuya and its surrounding areas.
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Closes Partially December 28 to January 2
The Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, which a major Tokyo subway line running through some of the metropolises' most major neighborhoods, connecting Asakusa with Shibuya, will be out of service during the year-end holidays for five days, starting on Saturday, December 28, 2019, and ending on Thursday, January 2, 2020.* The closures will be in effect all day long during the period. Normal service will resume Saturday, January 3, 2020.
The partial suspension is between Shibuya Station and Tameike-Sanno Station. Suspensions are due to necessary construction work for finishing a new Ginza line station building.
The stations in between this partial suspension zone are Omotesando, Gaienmae, Aoyama-itchome, and Akasaka Mitsuke stations. Service is completely shut down between Shibuya and Omotesando, and Aoyama-Itchome and Tameike-Sanno (trains will still be running between Omotesando and Aoyama-itchome).
Alternative routes and public transportation lines will still be operating during this period, making it possible to visit the affected areas with a train transfer. For example, travelers can use the Tokyo Metro Hanozomon Line from Nagatacho or Otemachi stations towards Shibuya. On this line, you can get to the Aoyama, Gaienmae, and Omotesando areas.
The number of trains on these lines will be increased, but please note that more riders will be using these alternative routes. Train stations are predicted to be more crowded than usual, so exercise caution and leave extra time when traveling during this period.
*Work may be possibly delayed until Sunday, December 29 and finish Friday, January 3, 2020.