2014 ] During our trip back in Japan, we went to Hokkaido (north island) for the first time in my life.
We took Shinkansen (Bullet Train) from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori and then changed to an express train to Hakodate City, which went through Seikan Tunnel which connects Honshu and Hokkaido.
This is a photo of the seat in the express train.
This shows what time we would enter the tunnel and what time we would get out of it.
They must have a huge confidence that they can run the train punctually to show this timetable each one of the passengers.
And this timetable was just undated on the 30th Aug., only a few days before the day we were on.
In fact, our train Hakucho 5 went into the tunnel 2 minutes later than the schedule, but when it came out, it was just on time.
Awesome! I would like to say to the Eurostar which links the UK and the continent that they should try this, too.
On top of this, I was very impressed to see the ticket holders attached onto the each seat.
If you put your tickets here, when the conductor comes to check your tickets, you would not be bothered even when you are sleeping or eating.
What a great idea! They are not only good at technical side to be punctual, but showing their thoughtfulness, too.
I remember I was impressed by JR when we travelled to Kanazawa, too.
Really, JR may be the No.1 in the world.