Saturday, October 13, 2007

Gate glitch gives commuters free ride

http://home.kyodo.co.jp/modules/fstStory/index.php?storyid=342059
The above is an abbreviated version of a story that was on the front page of the Japan Times this morning, about the ticketing gates on Japanese trains.

The cards they are refering to are charged with money outside of the stations, and then simply by touching the card to the sensor, you enter the station.

In the real version of the article, the company who makes the gates appologized for the glitch, saying that the problem must have given the commuters trouble.

Appologizing for free train rides?

Sweet

3 Comments:

At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear pio,

thank you for the news about your trip. I'm so glad you decided to skip w. puck's rest
aurant and so happy about the good company and goody bags on the plane.

you got all the way to the Fukudas on public transportation with no help with your bags? ouch!
love, mom

 
At 8:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PETER, DON'T GIVE UP YOUR BLOG. THE OLDEST RELATIVE LOVES HEARING FROM YOU AND WHAT YOU'RE doing and thinking and feeling!! allis well here but Sammy is a bit under the weather and I will have lunch with her and Pat Sunday. I miss your smiling face and big hugs. Yr Gr...pa

 
At 3:45 AM, Anonymous Aaron said...

Woo, peters back in Japan! cool cool.

 

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