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Seat Orientation May Improve Station Safety

Izakaya Alcohol Transportation Trains

After analyzing two years worth of data, the West Japan Railway Company has come to a startling conclusion pertaining to drunken people falling onto train tracks: Rather than gradually meander closer to the tracks, ninety percent of falls are the result of people, in a drunken stupor, getting up from a bench they were sitting on and walking straight off the platform.

The results have prompted JR West to consider a sweeping reorientation of all platform benches. See the details below!

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