Train services on Tokyo’s automated Yurikamome Line, suspended since an accident Friday, will resume operations Monday morning but on a limited schedule, the line’s operator said.
The accident, in which a wheel came off a train, was caused by metal fatigue in the axle, the Tokyo Waterfront New Transit System said Sunday.
Employees will be on each train and the number of runs will be reduced from the current schedule until April 24, the operator said.
The six-car train carrying some 230 passengers came to a halt near Fune-no-kagakukan Station. No one was injured.
Operations were suspended to allow for the removal of the troubled train, investigations and safety checks.
The suspension affected tens of thousands of people over the weekend as the transport system largely serves sightseers in the Tokyo Bay waterfront area.
The line connects Shinbashi and Toyosu stations. It is operated by computer without conductors and drivers, and its trains have rubber tires and run on elevated tracks.
The line started operations in November 1995.
Its operator is 67.7 percent owned by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the remainder controlled by commercial banks and other entities.
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