May 17, 2013

The average time by which a Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen train is late is no more than 0.6 minutes

" The Tokaido Shinkansen sees the passage of more than 300 trains per day. During the evening at the peak of the passage, when more than 70 trains maybe running at once, the train schedule is extremely precise. Regardless of delays due to typhoons, earthquakes and other natural phenomena, the average time by which a train is late is no more than a mere 0.6 minutes"

Source: Incredible features of the Shinkansen
By Gotanda Masahiro
Nipponica, No 6, 2012, page 14

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