Railroad managers issue apology for early-departing train

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TOKYO — A Japanese railroad is making social media headlines after apologizing to customers on its website for a train that departed 20 seconds ahead of schedule.

Yes, two-zero seconds.

Japan Today reports that a Tokyo-area Metropolitan Intercity Railway Co. train is supposed to depart the railroad's Minami Nagareyama Station at 9:44 a.m. Instead, on Tuesday, the same scheduled train departed at 9:43:40 a.m. — fully 20 seconds ahead of schedule.

In an English translation of the statement posted to the news site, railroad managers "'... deeply apologize for the severe inconvenience imposed upon our customers.'"

There's no word on how passengers may have missed their train or if compensation was offered.

See the original article online.
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