After last month's disastrous train crash in which 107 people died and hundreds more were injured, some degree of anger at JR West is understandable. But this, from the Times of London, surprised me:
Japanese train drivers have taken to working in pairs after physical attacks and threats from passengers angry about last month’s fatal train crash.So it wasn't enough for these guys to stupidly attack conductors who had nothing to do with the accident; they had to choose women conductors, lest they end up with a real fight on their hands. Pathetic.
In the worst case a woman driver was left bleeding after being punched by a man shouting: “What’s Japan Railways up to, when so many people can die in that accident?” On Friday another woman driver almost fell in front of a train when a man kicked her at Osaka station.