Japanese Train Commits ‘Truly Inexcusable’ Error of Departing 25 Seconds Early

The West Japan Railway Company, nicknamed JR West for convenience, publicly apologized for the early departure of a 12-car train traveling between Notogawa Station and Nishi-Akashi Station. The train, which was scheduled for a 7:12am departure from Notogawa, inadvertently misinterpreted a conductor signal and left the station at 7:11:35am instead. Several passengers who missed their boarding time […]