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Japan: Man arrested for walking on bullet train tracks

On November 27, the Gifu Prefectural Police Department in Japan arrested a 48-year-old unemployed man from Tokyo on suspicion of violating the law. Shinkansen Special Provisions Law. The subject was detained on suspicion of having entered the tracks from Platform 3 of the Gifu-Hashima Station of the Tokaido-Shinkansen Line at around 11:40 a.m. on November 27.

According to reports, a station employee saw the man running down the tracks and grabbed him as he stepped onto the platform. It is mentioned that the bullet train did not stop or pass by while the man was on the tracks, but the service was delayed up to nine minutes. The police have not confirmed the details of the arrest or questioning, so their motives are not yet clear.

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The Shinkansen (新 幹線) It is Japan’s high-speed rail network that connects most of the cities on the islands of Honshu and Kyushu. The well-known bullet train runs on track lengths of up to 3,050 kilometers at speeds of up to 320 kilometers per hour. Shinkansen routes are completely separated from conventional routes, so the train practically never stops anywhere other than the stations, being the highest speed and most punctual means of transport. The roads, therefore, cannot be invaded in any way, as the authorities consider it a punishable action.

Source: Otakomu | Japan

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