A train conductor on the JR Ome Line was left in the dust by his own train on Sunday, and had to run along the line to catch up with it at the next station, JR officials said Monday.
According to JR East Japan, at around 8:15 a.m. the conductor got out of the express train at Higashi-nakagami station before opening the train doors, but the train began moving before any passengers could get off or on. The train continued on for about a minute, arriving at Nishi-Tachikawa station.
The conductor chased the train from Higashi-nakagami station, catching up with it about 10 minutes later at Nishi-Tachikawa. The episode caused several passengers to miss their stop, and delayed the train for about 10 minutes.
A JR East spokesman said further employee training will be carried out to make sure conductors know the correct procedures.© News reports