A man fell from the platform at JR Ueno station at about 6.40 p.m. on Sunday just before a train pulled up to the station, but he was able to avoid injury by lying in a space underneath the platform, police said Monday.
The driver of the Yamanote line train bound for Nippori and Ikebukuro applied the brakes, and the train came to a halt after two carriages had passed over where the man fell. The man was not injured, however, after being able to lay in a space - while not an evacuation space - about 1 meter wide and 30 cm high from the ground to the platform.
Police said a JR employee at Ueno station helped the man - who appeared to have been drinking - back onto the platform.
Yamanote line trains in both directions were stopped temporarily, and trains on the Keihin Tohoku and Joban lines were also delayed, affecting some 33,000 passengers in total.© News reports