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    Apology after Japanese train departs 20 seconds early

    A rail company in Japan has apologised after one of its trains departed 20 seconds early.

    Management on the Tsukuba Express line between Tokyo and the city of Tsukuba said they "sincerely apologise for the inconvenience" caused.



    In a statement, the company said the train had been scheduled to leave at 9:44:40 local time but left at 9:44:20.

    The mistake happened because staff did not check the timetable, the statement said.

    "The crewman handled the passengers on board after opening the door. After that... I closed the door without checking the departure time sufficiently," it said.

    No customers had complained about the early departure from Minami Nagareyama Station, which is just north of Tokyo, the statement added.

    The Tsukuba Express line takes passengers from Akihabara in eastern Tokyo to Tsukuba in about 45 minutes.

    It is rare for trains in Japan, which has one of the world's most reliable railways, to depart at a different time to the one scheduled.

    The country's Tokkaido line, which runs from Tokyo to the city of Kobe, is by far the world's busiest and carries nearly 150 million passengers a year.

    Apology after Japanese train departs 20 seconds early - BBC News

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    Sloppy way to run a railroad.

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    They used to commit harakiri for this kind of stuff in the past. Another country where customer service is going down the toilet.

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    They need to programme the departure times into the train's electrical system so the train won't be able to leave the station so horrendously early again.

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    Those shinkansen travel so fast that it was able to to stretch the fabric of space-time and get back on schedule for its arrival at Tsukuba!

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    Loopy leaving early won't get as much stick as coming early, cross yer legs and think of Thomas the Tank engine.


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    The fat controller can only dream of such errors. Thomas and co are an unruly bunch. Thomas especially thinks nothing of stopping to deliver a basket of fresh eggs to the vicar. Rodney the express engine is sick and tired and will not take the any holiday excursion runs any more.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Maybe British rail should take over.

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    Thats 20 seconds that the salarymen had a win. Gotta love the japs. So polite and welcoming. Everything works. No haggling or pettyy corruption. Fantastic place. Foods good beers ok. Woman are easy on the eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    They used to commit harakiri for this kind of stuff in the past. Another country where customer service is going down the toilet.
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    The Japanese are a class act and have the most beautiful there be......

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