17 May '18, 11am

Japanese rail company sorry train departed 25 seconds early, 2nd incident in 6 months

Another rail company in Japan has apologised after a train left the station 25 seconds earlier than scheduled. Advertisement This is the second such case in six months in a country where train punctuality is a way of life. The operator said the “great inconvenience we placed upon our customers was truly inexcusable”. In November 2017, a train left 20 seconds early and issued an official apology, which was greatly appreciated by the rest of the world. Advertisement What happened? According to Japan Today , the train conductor thought his train was scheduled to leave Notogawa Station on Friday at 7.11am 35 seconds instead of the actual scheduled time of 7.12. When the conductor closed the doors to the commuter train one minute early, he realised his mistake but did not do anything to avert the impending embarrassment. As he couldn’t spot any waiting passengers on the platfor...

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