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Japanese rail line apologizes for train leaving early

Posted on November 16, 2017

The Tsukuba Express during a 2005 trial run. Photo via Wikimedia/ LERK
The Tsukuba Express during a 2005 trial run. Photo via Wikimedia/ LERK
TOKYO- A Japanese rail company issued an apology to passengers after a train on the Tokyo Tsukuba Express line left 20 seconds earlier than scheduled, Bloomberg reports.

Metropolitan Intercity Railway Co. posted a news release to its website Nov. 14, apologizing to customers for any trouble caused by the 9:44 a.m. train's early departure.

In the statement, the company noted that it hadn't actually received any complaints regarding the incident.

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