The Emergency Brake in a Train

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Feb 27, 2019 18:12
The Emergency Brake in a Train

Have you ever pulled the emergency brake in a train?

According to Wikipedia, the emergency brake is a handle or plunger which may be applied by a passenger in an emergency situation, either stopping the train directly or sending an alarm to the driver so that he/she can stop the train.

In Japan, every train has an emergency button to push instead of a handle or plunger.

Yesterday morning, some commentators were discussing the issue of the emergency button in a TV show and it piqued my interest.

The topic came from Tweets written by a high school girl. About a week ago, she was getting on a train. Suddenly, a man had convulsions and was vomiting. Then, someone cried out to the other passengers to push the emergency button. There were many people on the train, but no one did it, so she did it.

Unbelievably, some of the passengers blamed her saying like, "You shouldn't have done it!" "The train will delay, won't it?" "What the hell are you doing?" That made her upset and grumble her complaint on Twitter.

It seemed to be controversial about using the emergency button. If you were her, what would you do?

A spokesperson for Sagami railroad company says, "Please push the emergency button without hesitation when an argent matter happens, such as onboard medical crises. If you do so, we will be able to deal with problems promptly."







信じられないことに、何人かの乗客が彼女に「ガキが押すな」「遅延すんのかよ」「ふざけんな」などと言って彼女を非難しました。 それで嫌な思いにさせられ、彼女はTwitterで苦情をつぶやきました。


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