Kyoto train station thanks commuters for saving life of passenger who fell on the train tracks

Trains are a wonderful transportation commodity, especially in Japan, where they are so timely and convenient thatrail companies apologize when their trains leave 20 seconds early. But trains can be dangerous, too. Betweengetting your head stuck under a seat,getting caught in the doors in a mad dash to get inside, or even standing next totrain windows that randomly shatter, you never know when danger might strike on a train.
One safety rule regarding trains that should always be taken seriously isstaying behind the yellow line on the train platform,because falling onto the tracks could have deadly consequences.
Luckily, when one individual at a station in Kyoto fell off the platform, their fellow commuters jumped to action to help prevent them from meeting an untimely end. In fact, so impactful were their actions thatofficials at JR Nijo Station posted a sign thanking commuters for their assistance.
Thank You
On February 18, 2019, at about 6:15 p.m., a commuter fell onto the tracks from the platform. When that happened, other commuters who were nearby pushed the Emergency Button and waved at the oncoming train to stop. Because of that, the train was able to stop immediately, and did not come into contact with the fallen commuter, who remained unscathed. Thank you very much.
Wed also like to thank the individuals who helped provide first aid to the fallen commuter. Wed like to ask for your continued cooperation in pushing the Emergency Button in situations where a train must stop suddenly.
Nijo Station Master
The individual who fell was lucky to have so many quick-thinking commuters looking out for them. If they hadnt acted so quickly, the train driver may never have been able to stop in time, resulting in a gruesome incident that would not soon be forgotten by any who witnessed it.
The stations message of thanks from the station gained attention on Twitterwhen a photo of the sign was initially shared by Twitter user Ke-ko (@neokeynish), and was quickly retweeted tens of thousands of times over the course of a day, until Ke-ko decided to make their account private.
Ke-kos tweet included the following text: This was posted at the JR Nijo station, but Ive never seen a courtesy poster like this before. Lately all that people seem to like to talk about are bad train manners and crimes, so this kind of wonderful news about anonymous people helping avoid the worst kind of outcome is something that would have never made the news.
The tweet sparked praise from Japanese netizens for the quick and compassionate actions of the commuters who came to the rescue:
In times of emergency, we have to try not to be scared or embarrassed, and just push the emergency stop button. Even when the trains are delayed, we have to think about if we were in that position, and try not to get irritated.
I think this kind of thing is important. Announce it! Work to create cooperative relationships. No matter how long the trains are delayed, everyone should work together.
Thats a nice story. Thats not something that can be done easily.
This is the kind of Japan I want to see!
Indeed, it can be hard to think quickly enough to act in time in a dangerous situation, so the actions of the people at JR Nijo Station on Feb 18 should be commended, just like in 2013 whenJR customers in Tokyo worked together to save a customer trapped under a train. And, even if it doesnt happen where you are, its something to keep in mindwhen a train is delayed and causes commuter chaos; someones life could be on the line, and perhaps people are working to save it. When you think of it that way, it makes a little delay seem insignificant in comparison.
Source:Twitter/@neokeynishviaTwipple Trend
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