Tokyo's newest subway line, the Fukutoshin line, suffered scheduling problems during rush hour on Monday, the third day in a row that trouble has been reported since the line opened on Saturday.
According to Tokyo Metro, a Seibu line train was late arriving at Kotake-Mukaihara station on the Fukutoshin line around 7:20 a.m., which had a domino effect on connecting trains throughout the whole network. Tokyo Metro said its trains are supposed to depart on time, and not wait for late connecting trains. But due to a miscommunication, Tokyo Metro said that trains on the Fukutoshin line had to wait for up to 35 minutes.
In addition, a local train on the Fukutoshin line mistakenly entered the track for express trains in the Shinjuku area around 4:40 p.m., causing delays to the whole schedule.
A spokesperson for Tokyo Metro said, “We had tested the connection with other lines, but unfortunately, there are still a few bugs in the system. We will mobilize veteran staff to make sure things run smoothly.© Japan Today