Shinkansen train stops after door opens
NHK -- Aug 22
A Shinkansen bullet train made an emergency stop after one of its doors opened while speeding through northeastern Japan.

East Japan Railway says the Tohoku Shinkansen train bound for Tokyo left Sendai at 10:07 a.m. on Wednesday. Ten minutes later, while the train was running at about 280 kilometers per hour, the driver was alerted that a door on one of the cars had opened.

The driver engaged the emergency brakes, and the train stopped inside a tunnel.

The door was found to be fully open.

About 340 people were on the train, but no one was injured.

East Japan Railway says a cleaner at Sendai station forgot to close the car's device that manually opens and closes doors.

The door may have opened due to the force of the wind as the train picked up speed.

The company has apologized for the incident and is considering measures to prevent a recurrence.

21日、東北新幹線で走行中にドアが開いてそのまま走行するトラブルがありました。 午前10時17分ごろ、東北新幹線のはやぶさ46号が仙台駅から白石蔵王駅へ向けて走行中に突然、ドアが開いて運転士が柴田町のトンネルで緊急停止しました。車掌が全開になっていた9号車のドアを閉めて運転を再開しましたが、当時、列車は時速280キロのスピードで走行していました。乗客約340人にけがなどはありませんでした。仙台駅で清掃員がドアコックを閉め忘れたのが原因だということです。このトラブルで、上下合わせて7本に最大28分の遅れが出ました。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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