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Fire-caused power outage hits trains in Tokyo area; 236,000 affected

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I wonder if the outage has something to do with the effect of Friday's earthquake.

Tokyo with high population density is vulnerable to various natural disasters including pandemics. I suggest that key administrative and socioeconomic functions be decentralized for backups. Digital storage can be relocated in Hokkaido or Nagano where there is natural coolant.

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The word emergency gets bandied around very casually these days but this is what an emergency is

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Fire at an electricity sub station, yep that will cause power cuts.

Don’t Japanese rail companies put on emergency buses or provide taxis for ticket holders in these situations as the train companies do in the UK?

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Japan has one of the best railroad trains system in the world if not the best, one would expect a normal outage sometimes and could be related to the recent earthquake, I tried railroads in many other countries, Japan is on top for sure.

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Video of the fire

https://youtu.be/kCrsqb389nE

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Don’t Japanese rail companies put on emergency buses or provide taxis for ticket holders in these situations as the train companies do in the UK?

Bahahahaha!! Japan? Making contingency plans that involve free services? Or making contingency plans at all? Ooh that's good. I really needed a laugh after the day I had.

Yeah, no. This power cut that affected so many key trainlines today basically meant that people were left to their own devices.

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Don’t Japanese rail companies put on emergency buses or provide taxis for ticket holders in these situations as the train companies do in the UK?

Here in the countryside they do. Happened once to my friend.

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The Odei Line run a ring around Tokyo main station

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I'm sure it will be a short disruption and they will fix the problem quickly. Japan public transportation system is the best I have experienced. Always on time without fail.

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I was surprised that such a small power-substation in Warabi (outside Tokyo) could have such a significant impact. Fortunately this incident didn’t occur during a weekday morning commute.

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Dummies ,most systems have diesel train to rescue stranded commuters,when electric train fail

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Don’t Japanese rail companies put on emergency buses or provide taxis for ticket holders in these situations as the train companies do in the UK?

Must be impossible in Tokyo, but my train was cancelled due to rain in a small inaka town. They put me in a taxi that dropped me off at my house. They dropped a few other people off too, the meter read 15000 yen by the time I got out. Must've stung considering it was a 300 yen train ride.

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North Korean saboteur and/or Chinese Communist operatives practicing for the real thing.

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Yrall: Trains here do not have diesel back ups. The Oedo line is not a true loop.

Mate, You're not in Japan.

Stop telling us to Google stuff.

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