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#1 Steve4031

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 05:20 AM

I am riding a limited express which has been stopped in Azuchi for about 40 minutes. Was supposed to get back to Osaka at 8:50 pm. Now who knows? But if anyone can move trains the Japanese can.

Here is the link describing service disruption. It will probably change by the time you look at it.

http://global.traffi...p/sp/en/express

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 07:08 AM

We are on the move. Looks like the damage was about 2 hours. Let's see if they make up time! This is how you write highball in Japanese!
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Posted 30 June 2018 - 07:22 AM

2 hours 12 minutes late at first stop after delay.

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 07:51 AM

Its the same over here. A late train gets later. Sat another 20 minutes outside of Kyoto station. I suspect we were out of are a lot. Now 2 hours 34 minutes late.

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 08:19 AM

Final stats. Arrived Osaka 2 hours 29 minutes late.

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 09:58 AM

Isn't 2h 29m an absolutely catastrophic delay by Japanese standards?


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Posted 30 June 2018 - 11:31 AM

From what I understand, it is nigh-on unheard-of absent a "real" cause (e.g. trespasser incidents).  Any idea what triggered it?


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Posted 30 June 2018 - 02:40 PM

Heavy rain around Kyoto. Maybe the electricity was out. I think they did safety checks.

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 02:44 PM

Isn't 2h 29m an absolutely catastrophic delay by Japanese standards?


Yes. But they cannot control nature. Rain and earthquakes will create problems. The other passengers got a refund because of the delay. A lady helped me by translating some of the announcements. I did not seek compensation because I have a railpass. Nor was I inconvenienced. It was my last segment of the day.
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