Power Failure Temporarily Halts JR Train Services in Tokyo Area
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Tokyo, Feb. 25 (Jiji Press)--A power failure temporarily halted train services on part of the Chuo and Sobu lines of East Japan Railway Co. <9020>, or JR East, in the Tokyo area on Monday morning.
Services were suspended between Tokyo and Shinjuku stations on the Chuo Line in the Japanese capital, and between Mitaka Station in Tokyo and Nishi-Funabashi Station in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, on the Sobu Line.
The power outage occurred around 5 a.m. Monday (8 p.m. Sunday GMT) between Kanda and Yotsuya stations on the Chuo Line.
While train services resumed by 9:30 a.m., a total of 177 trains were canceled and 91 delayed, affecting some 280,000 people.
The second-stage examinations for enrollment at national and other public universities in fiscal 2019 from April started across Japan on the day.
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