The training exercise required staff to stand next to the tracks as a bullet train sped past just one metre away. Photo: EPA

Japan’s shinkansen staff to be spared ‘punishment’ training

  • Operator JR West had required staff to crouch beside tracks as bullet trains sped past at 300km/h. Three years on, union’s complaints that this is dangerous appear to have been heard
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The training exercise required staff to stand next to the tracks as a bullet train sped past just one metre away. Photo: EPA
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