News 17 may — 14:50

Japanese train departs 25 seconds early - again


A Japanese rail company has apologised after a train left a station 25 seconds early, the second such case in months, BBC reports.

The operator said the "great inconvenience we placed upon our customers was truly inexcusable".

If the details are anything to go by, customers are faced with slipping standards: a train last November left 20 seconds early while this time it was a full 25 seconds premature.

As was to be expected, social media has been making the most of the story.

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