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Keikyu Line service resumes 2 days after fatal accident in Yokohama

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Timeliness over safety no matter what.

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Sorry why is this some sort of an event for these people? I am feeling rather uncomfortable seeing them pile up and film it.

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That is a whole lot of hima guys.

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Why the driver didn’t jump out and booked it? Once the crossing guards came down and I couldn’t move in either direction, I would have jumped out and dealt with it all later.

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The road with the crossing is wide?

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I am still wondering why nobody called 110 to report an emergency situation. They guy was apparently stuck there for 20 minutes... plenty of time to notify the station and in turn the train driver. It is not an isolated area.... people were just watching and waiting?

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Text book tells in such a case, speed up and break through the crossing gate. But the truck was too big to control quickly. I think the train had a problem too. Their safety system did not work or the danger sign was overlooked.

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Any guess as to whether his age played any role? It's a hot button issue in Japan, especially as of late.

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I am still wondering why nobody called 110 to report an emergency situation. They guy was apparently stuck there for 20 minutes... plenty of time to notify the station and in turn the train driver. It is not an isolated area.... people were just watching and waiting?

He was stuck at the intersection for about 20 minutes. He entered the crossing and was stuck on the tracks for apparently less than 2.

Why the driver didn’t jump out and booked it? Once the crossing guards came down and I couldn’t move in either direction, I would have jumped out and dealt with it all later.

He did. Though it was a bit late. It seems like he was hit by the train/truck/whatever after he got out. He was actually found under the train.

Sorry why is this some sort of an event for these people? I am feeling rather uncomfortable seeing them pile up and film it.

Because people like trains? And seeing a train line come back to operation after such a large accident is a pretty rare event?

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A Japanese friend told me that it was reported that a station staff hit the emergency button 41 seconds before impact. The train was a little more than one km away. However haven't seen this in English news. Anyone hear anything?

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The train has their safety system - warning signs telling the train driver about a problem happening in the crossing. First sign appears about 600 meters ahead of the crossing and the second sign about 150 meters away from the crossing. At the first sign if the train driver uses the emergency brakes, the train is supposed to stop about 100 meters ahead of the crossing. Police are investigating the Keikyu. The figures may not be accurate. I may remember wrongly.

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Asakusa-sen is my line to get to work. It must be the worst line in Tokyo for delays caused by bad weather and rail inspections.

I understand that the Keikyu-sen is a connecting line, but surely, for a serious accident in Kanagawa how can this take out the rest of the service running all the way up to Sumida-ku? And for 2 days?

For all of the plus points of Tokyo metro and train services, they really do not know how to implement emergency schedules when these things happen.

Why on earth could they not run a skeleton service between Gotanda or Shinagawa heading north? Surely the whole service was not positioned south of Kanagawa at the time? Does the whole line grind to a halt?

Do they really not have any bunting side tracks along the line??

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Good !!.. Very nice the support from the local residents..

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Tacky or what?

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They guy was apparently stuck there for 20 minutes..

Trains on this line (I've ridden that stretch many times) are only minutes apart. He could not have been stuck there for 20 minutes without another train driver noticing this.

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Seems the train driver ran three red lights. This verified by video.

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