|Above, a commuter train at Kumamoto Station. The yellow line is there for a reason. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The subject of standing or walking safely on a train or subway platform is not one that I would immediately think of blogging about. But, apparently Gaijinpot.com feels otherwise and they posted an article on "What To Do If You Fall On The Train Tracks."
They begin it with:
Anyone who has squeezed onto a crowded Tokyo platform has probably had this thought: what should I do if I fall on the tracks in Japan? As it turns out, we have several options in this worst-case scenario. In this article, you can read about preventing falls, the several common safety features of Japanese train platforms and how you can use them in case of a fall.The tips Gaijinpot provides can also apply to subways and train platforms in the U.S. or other countries with these transportation systems.
To read the full article, go here.