When Japanese train punctuality filters all the way down to those that service them


While on a train today I spotted a job advertisement for rolling stock service technicians. Initially I was just looking at what the conditions were out of pure curioisity. As many know, Japanese trains are extremely punctual and being late for work due to public transport is a hard one to sway the boss over.  What struck me was Keisei Electric Railway’s requirement that workers will be required to start at 8am sharp and finish at 4:53pm sharp. Not 5pm but 4:53pm. I’m not sure what the calculations are but the bean counters at the railway have clearly been instructed to be prompt.

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