Strong gusts from Typhoon No. 24 damaged buildings and caused extremely rough seas in southern parts of Kyushu and Shikoku islands on Sept. 30. (The Asahi Shimbun)

Much of the transport network in the Tokyo metropolitan area remained snarled with delays on most train lines and chaos at stations on the morning of Oct. 1, after powerful Typhoon No. 24 ripped through Honshu overnight.

East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) halted services on all lines in and around Tokyo after 8 p.m. on Sept. 30, but resumed operations in the morning on the Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line and Saikyo Line, as well as of non-express services of the Chuo and Sobu lines.

Full operations on Keio Corp.’s railway network resumed by 9:05 a.m. after one of the first trains in the morning hit a collapsed wall on the track and stopped for hours, affecting other lines of its network.

According to Keio officials, the first Keio Line train bound for Shinjuku Station hit the debris between Meidaimae and Daitabashi stations in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward at about 4:45 a.m. It is believed the wall was damaged by the storm.

A few dozen passengers who were aboard evacuated the stranded train and walked along the tracks.

Service between Motohasunuma and Nishi-Takashimadaira stations of the Toei Mita Line was suspended due to fallen trees on the track between Nishidai and Takashimadaira stations, which fell at about 5:42 a.m.

The Tokaido Shinkansen Line, which connects Tokyo and Shin-Osaka, resumed full operation from 7:29 a.m., after several earlier trains were canceled.

The Tohoku, Yamagata, Akita, Joetsu and Hokuriku Shinkansen lines were in service as usual from the first train of the day.

The typhoon severely impacted air travel as well, and as of 8:45 a.m., All Nippon Airways (ANA) canceled 121 domestic flights, mostly those departing and landing at Haneda Airport, affecting 17,500 passengers.

As of 6 a.m., Japan Airlines (JAL) canceled 90 domestic flights, affecting 10,662 passengers.

According to Tokyo Electric Power Co., power was cut to about 440,000 households in its service area due to the storm.

The typhoon reached the Pacific Ocean, passing the Sanriku coast in the morning, while maintaining its massive size and strong intensity.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, as of 10 a.m., the typhoon was moving northeast at a speed of about 95 kph about 130 kilometers south of Cape Erimo in Hokkaido. It is expected to be downgraded to an extratropical storm in the afternoon.

However, the system is likely to bring strong gusts and torrential rain in the Tohoku region and Hokkaido through the afternoon.