national

Train hits bicycle left on tracks in Tama

19 Comments

A train on the Odakyu Tama line hit a bicycle on the tracks between Nagayama and Haruhino stations in Tama, Tokyo, on Tuesday morning. Nobody on the train was injured, police said.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:20 a.m. TBS reported that the train driver spotted the bike and applied the emergency brake but couldn't stop in time. There were approximately 80 passengers on the train. Service was suspended for about one hour, police said.

The spot where the bicycle lay on the tracks was directly beneath a bridge, police said.

© Japan Today

©2021 GPlusMedia Inc.

19 Comments
Login to comment

Tamatama (accidently) or planned sabotage?

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Kids

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

"left" on tracks?...hardly

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Stupid pranksters, do they think this is funny?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

"Hino" station on Odakyu line??

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

I'd say it was no accident. Thankfully, there was no derailment and no one was hurt. If the bike was registered they shouldn't have too hard a time tracking down its owner (assuming they can still read the sticker, that is).

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Derailment? From a bicycle. It would be like stepping on a cockroach and saying good thing he didnt trip.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

@smithinjapan

If the bike was registered they shouldn't have too hard a time tracking down its owner (assuming they can still read the sticker, that is)

I've had friends tell me their bikes have been "borrowed" - without permission - and then abandoned. If the bike wasn't reported missing, the owner may indeed be in trouble...

3 ( +3 / -0 )

@inakaRob

Derailment? From a bicycle. It would be like stepping on a cockroach and saying good thing he didnt trip.

Whoever left that bike whether by prank or accident should pay some sort of punishment for reckless endangerment.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

This headline could as well be: Ploy to derail train using bicycle on track fails.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

One hour of service interruption? In other countries, train stops, conductor gets off train, loads bicycle or what's left of it inside his cabin, and continues his journey. 5min tops :)

0 ( +1 / -1 )

One hour delay? Seriously? What were they doing?

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Knowing the way things work here, the driver would have to go through a lot of unnecessary things or his job could be in jeopardy. Japanese rules.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

What idiot would do that and think it was funny? someone needs some correction. Sorry for the delay but the proceedures are in place for good reasons. That is why Japan is honoured the world over for its impeccable train service. the best anywhere.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

5 am?? Maybe, just maybe somebody got wasted, really, really DRUNK, took someone's bike and in their piss drunk mental state just left the bike on the tracks, accidentally or just being stupid as WE all tend to do when wasted out of our brains from one too many shots of tequila, or shochu, or whiskey or Japanese sake etc..not an impossible situation to imagine, is it??

1 ( +1 / -0 )

i feel sorry for who ever bike that was.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Why some peoples in here sorry for someone who intentionally left Bicycle on rail track for wanting something happen to train and passengers?

This is criminal offense and need to punish on person who left the Bicycle on track. It was not accidentally leave it on track and it was intentionally committing crime.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Why some peoples in here sorry for someone who intentionally left Bicycle on rail track for wanting something happen to train and passengers?

You're making a lot of assumptions regarding who it was that left the bike there and what their motivation was. The sympathy was directed at the bike's legal owner. There's nothing to say the owner of the bike left it there as opposed to, say, a thief. There's also nothing to say the person who DID leave the bike there was intending to hurt the passengers or the train itself. It could have been something as stupid as just wanting to see what a train could do to a bike.

One hour delay? Seriously? What were they doing?

A.) Making sure that a body wasn't included with the bike. B.) Making sure the bike debris didn't damage the rails or track safety circuits.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

All the criticism aside, it's good nobody was hurt.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites