In Japan, criminal action was brought against a mechanic for leaving the cockpit and going to the toilet while the high-speed train was under way. It was stated that the train went at a speed of 150 kilometers per hour while the mechanic who had a conductor on his seat while going to the toilet went to the toilet, and it was reported that there were 160 passengers on the train.
It was announced that a high-speed train driver in Japan was punished for leaving the cockpit to go to the toilet.
It was reported that the 36-year-old driver, whose name was not disclosed, had abdominal pain and asked to be replaced by a conductor on his way to the toilet.
It was stated that the mechanic who left the cockpit for three minutes and left his seat to the conductor was punished for violating the rules.
In the incident that took place in one of the high-speed trains called Shinkansen in Japan, it was reported that the train was traveling at a speed of 150 kilometers per hour while the mechanic went to the toilet, and there were 160 passengers on the train.
TRAIN OPERATION: EXTREMELY IMPROPER
The train operator, JR Central’s senior officer, Masahiro Hayatsu, apologized to reporters, saying that after a conductor who is not authorized to drive the train enters the cockpit and sits in the driver’s seat, the driver will be disciplined.
It was stated that the incident took place on the busy Tokaido line connecting Tokyo and Osaka last week, while the conductor did not touch any device during the incident.
USES MORE THAN 400 THOUSAND PEOPLE PER DAY
While high-speed trains called Shinkansen are used extensively in the country, although the number of passengers has decreased during the corona virus epidemic, currently more than 400 thousand people on average are using the Tokaido service per day.
The mechanic involved, “Why did you go to the toilet?” When he said he did not want to waste time by stopping the train at the next available stop, he said, “I did not report it because it was embarrassing.”
While high-speed trains called Shinkansen are used extensively in the country, although the number of passengers has decreased during the corona virus epidemic, currently more than 400 thousand people on average use the Tokaido service per day.