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Yamanote line service temporarily suspended after man throws bicycle onto tracks

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Train services on Tokyo’s JR Yamanote line were temporarily suspended Saturday night after a man threw a bicycle onto the railway tracks.

Police said they are looking for the person responsible and said he faces a charge of forcible obstruction of business, Fuji TV reported.

At 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, police received an emergency call stating that a man had “thrown a bicycle off a bridge onto the train tracks” near JR Otsuka Station. When police arrived at the scene, a black bicycle was found on the tracks on which the outbound service operates.

According to JR officials, a train driver along the inbound Yamanote line managed to temporarily halt the train and remove the bicycle from the tracks. There was no collision between the train and bike, and no passenger injuries were reported.

Due to this incident, JR suspended Yamanote line services for 11 minutes.

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Outbound and inbound tracks still puzzle me on a circular track. Which one is the outbound track, the one that runs from Otsuki to Shinagawa or from Otsuki to Shinjuku?

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According to JR officials, a train driver along the inbound Yamanote line managed to temporarily halt the train and remove the bicycle from the tracks. There was no collision between the train and bike, and no passenger injuries were reported.

So much drama !

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I was once on the Hachiko line when the train hit a concrete block someone left on the track. We hit it BAM!, then the driver stopped the train, got out, and picked up the pieces. He tried to hide them from view. Later at Hachioji station, some plainclothes staff took the pieces from him.

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you shouldn't watch the job that some staff have removing deer hit by trains.

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The guy needs help!

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Sounds like the man literally got off his bike. Good thing no passenger injuries were reported.

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Ah relax ! he made a mistake and thought he was throwing the bike into the river

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you don't have to find the guy, I can finish the article for you: The suspect is an unemployed 46 year-old whom when ask by police stated "I was stressed and wanted to release a little."

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The outer circle is outbound

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