They are different from us sloppy, unreliable Westerners.
The driver’s brief absence apparently resulted in the minute delay that flagged his secret to superiors.
Drivers who experience an emergency while operating a train are supposed to coordinate with the command centre to turn over the controls to a qualified conductor, or stop on the tracks or at the nearest station.
In a news conference on Thursday, company executives apologised for the incident and said the red-faced driver would be dealt with “appropriately”.
The driver explained he “didn’t want to cause a delay by stopping the train”.
“I didn’t report it because it was embarrassing,” he added.
That driver should be so ashamed of himself. Or better commit sepukku. What a reckless hooligan. Caused a delay of one minute with his cautionless behaviour. 😮