In Japan apologized for the false start of the train for 25 seconds
• In Japan apologized for the false start of the train for 25 seconds
Japanese trains are known for their punctuality. However, this does not mean that there is never failure of the railways. Sometimes mistakes happen: for example, JR West transport company had to issue a formal apology for the fact that the train left for 25 seconds before it was stated in the schedule. It would seem a short time for the Russian people, but for the Japanese - critical.
May 11 passenger train was supposed to go with Notogava station in Shiga Prefecture 7 hours and 12 minutes. But due to an error the train has departed from the platform in 7 hours and 11 minutes 35 seconds. Transportation company had a formal apology.
"We have done our customers a huge inconvenience. This is inexcusable, "- says JR West on its website.
Departure time before happened on driver error. He thought that the train should go to 7 hours and 11 minutes, and shut the doors of the cars. Almost immediately, the driver realized the mistake. Looking at the platform and saw that no one was there, he decided not to open the doors and to start before 25 seconds. Otherwise, if the driver tried again to open the door, it would take a lot of time, and the train left later.
However, it turned out that on the platform yet there were people who were hoping to get on the train, but did not have time. A driver simply did not notice. Of course, lagging passengers complained station employees at the premature departure of the train. The complaint came to the transport company, and had to make a formal apology.
25 seconds may seem insignificant time, because of which it was not worth complaining about. But the next train arrived only six minutes, and then, late passengers came to work and study for at least six minutes later. And this in Japan is enough to have had problems with supervisors and teachers.
"We have carefully reviewed the incident and will do everything to continue this situation is not repeated," - said the JR West.