The JR Yamanote Line runs in a loop around downtown Tokyo, passing through nightlife hotspots like Shibuya and Shinjuku, plus Harajuku and Ikebukuro. But for passengers wanting to make their way from those stations to Shinagawa, one of Tokyo’s most convenient transfer hubs, at the southeast tip of downtown, the timetable for the last train is going to be changing due to large-scale construction taking place near Shinagawa, which is precluding the use of storage depot tracks for cars going out of service for the night.
For example, previously the last train from Shibuya to Shinagawa left Shibuya Station at 1:07 a.m., but under the new timetable, you’ll need to be on the 0:40 a.m. train, 27 minutes earlier, if you want to make it to Shinagawa. Other changes include:
● Last train from Ikebukuro to Shinagawa: 0:51 a.m.→0:24 a.m.
● Last train from Shinjuku to Shinagawa: 1 a.m.→0:33 a.m.
● Last train from Yoyogi to Shinagawa: 1:02 a.m.→0:34 a.m.
● Last train from Osaki to Shinagawa: 1:16 a.m.→0:49 a.m.
The new schedule goes into effect the night of March 16.