Did you know that the Japanese Shinkansen train was late for a total of 0.6 seconds in 2010?


In 2004, due to typhoons, the Shinkansen total annual delays were 42 seconds. It was a disgrace to Japan. (source)

If a train were to be late for 5 minutes, everyone receives a free journey and an apology from the conductor. If a train is delayed 10 minutes, it would be in the newspaper.

So to say train delays are serious business would be an understatement. And last week, knowing what I knew about trains and average delays, I began snapping the following photos, unfolding in time, to mark the first major delay of a Japanese Shinkansen in 2011.

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One thought on “Did you know that the Japanese Shinkansen train was late for a total of 0.6 seconds in 2010?

  1. Seriously, I can’t believe it. But this is the fact. India is not going to see this kind of system in recent future. Atleast coming many decades.

    In India, “if you are not late, you are not representing India.”

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