Japanese Train Company Issues Apology For Leaving 25 Seconds Earlier

Any Indian would know that travelling with Indian Railways is easily one of the best simple joys of our lives, but it also comes packed with its predicaments. Never being on time, running late etc are just a few of mentions.

But in what looks strange, especially to us, Indians, is that a Japanese company recently apologised after its service left ahead of schedule – by 25 seconds.

The West Japan Railways issued an apology for all its passengers for causing great inconvenience after one of their trains left the Notogawa Station, in Shiga 25 seconds earlier than it was supposed to.

The train pushed away at 7.11.35 am on Friday, as opposed to its scheduled departure at 7.12 am.


The driver of the train did realize his mistake, but after finding the platform empty, he decided to leave early anyway. Yet, there was a passenger on the platform who was left because of this situation.

The concerned passenger then reported the situation to the station attendant who informed the JR West headquarters, following which they issued an apology.

“The great inconvenience we placed upon our customers was truly inexcusable. We will be thoroughly evaluating our conduct and striving to keep such an incident from occurring again,” JR West said.