JR East has reprimanded a train driver who opened the door of his cabin and urinated onto the tracks at Sakura Station on the Sobu Line in Chiba Prefecture.
According to JR officials, the incident occurred at around 5:15 p.m. on Sept 12. Fuji TV reported that a commuter on the platform saw the driver open his side door and urinate onto the tracks while the train was stopped at the station. The witness reported the incident to station officials.
The driver, a man in his 50s, was quoted by JR officials as saying he didn't want to delay the train's departure by going to the toilet. He said he has done the same thing on a number of occasions before, Fuji TV reported.
JR East said the driver has been reassigned to another division and no longer operates trains.
The company said drivers are supposed to inform the control center in advance that they need to go to the toilet.
JR East issued a statement apologizing to passengers over the incident.© Japan Today