Japanese Train Company Apologies After Train Departs 20 Seconds Early

However, no complaint has been filed for missing the train due to early departure.

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In a shocking incident in Japan, a rail company apologized after one of its trains left 20 seconds early than the fixed time.

On this, a statement released by the Management of the Tsukuba Express line between Tokyo and the city of Tsukuba said, “We deeply apologise for the severe inconvenience imposed upon our customers”.

The statement informed that the train had been scheduled to leave at 9:44:40 local time but left at 9:44:20. The statement also featured that the mistake took place because the staff had not checked the timetable.

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

The Tsukuba Express carries 130 million passengers, every year from Akihabara in eastern Tokyo to Tsukuba in about 45 minutes.

 Here are some social media reactions to the incident: 


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