16 Nov '17, 4am

Tokyo train company apologises for 20-second early departure

Tokyo train company apologises for 20-second early departure

A Japanese train company has issued an official apology after one of its trains failed to stick to the timetable — by departing 20 seconds earlier than scheduled. Advertisement Supposed to depart at 9.44am The incident happened on Tuesday, Nov. 14, on the Tokyo-area Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company’s Tsukuba Express line. The line connects Akihabara in Tokyo with Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture. On weekday mornings a northbound train that leaves Minami Nagareyama Station at 9.44am departed at 9.43am 40 seconds — 20 seconds earlier than it’s supposed to. As a result of the over-early snafu, the Tsukuba Express management issued an official apology, posted to the company’s website on the day of the incident itself. The statement reads: On November 14, at approximately 9.44am., a northbound Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company (main office in Tokyo, Chiyoda Ward, Presid...

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