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Tokyo Subways Expand Services as Staffing, Power Improve

Tokyo’s biggest subway operator expanded operations this afternoon as power shortages eased and more workers returned, while commuters endured aftershocks from the March 11 quake and crammed themselves into trains and buses.

Tokyo Metro Co. was running all lines at 50 percent to 90 percent of the normal schedule after halting briefly this morning following a 5.1-magnitude temblor. East Japan Railways Co., the nation’s biggest rail company, was running nine of its busiest commuter lines at about 20 percent of capacity and had stopped 29 others, according to its website.