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Tokaido Line train takes a wrong turn
miyakoji posted a topic in Japan Rail: News & General DiscussionOn the morning of May 23 (JST), an inbound Tokaido line train was incorrectly routed onto the Tokaido Freight Line at a signal southwest of Ofuna. Apparently the decision was made not to reverse but to continue on. As a result, four stations were missed before the train arrived at Musashi-Kosugi. If I'm reading maps correctly, it was the Tokaido Freight Line for most of the distance, but also the southeastern freight-only portion of the Musashino Line from around Tsurumi to Musashi-Kosugi. JR East yards will be thoroughly weeded for months to come. I imagine that the driver would have been surprised at the signal routing the train onto the freight line. I also imagine the railroads having a procedure for everything. Was it to follow the routing, even if it was not what he expected? A handy explanatory video was made by Ayokoi. If you enable Japanese subtitles in the video, you can then set it to autotranslate to the language of your choice (I did this on the desktop site, not in an app).