Japan and Switzerland, both countries where the trains depart and arrive on time

They are private, semi-public or public, as in Japan, or 100% owned by the State, as in Switzerland, the railways japanese and swiss display performance to envy the SNCF, particularly in terms of quality of service. Investigation in these two countries where the trains arrive on time.

In Japan, a mode of transport popular

“We are deeply sorry for the grave harm caused to our clients. “November 14, 2017, the Tsukuba Express, which connects Tokyo to Tsukuba, in the department of Ibaraki, north of the capital, left at 9: 44 and 20 seconds and not 9: 44, and 40 seconds, as expected. These twenty seconds of early departure are at the origin of the apology of the operator, the railway company metropolitan city (MIRC).

In Japan, punctuality remains sacred. The average delay of the Shinkansen, the very profitable high-speed train, does not exceed thirty seconds, since its entry into service in 1964. The railway system in japan, whose first line, between Tokyo and Yokohama, the date of 1872, and carries over 23 million passengers per year. Clean, punctual, reliable, safe, the train remains the transport mode favorite of the Japanese (72 %), despite a certain complexity.

The sector is divided between 211 operators grouped in three categories : private (the vast majority), public and semi-public. The traveller to borrow lines from several companies should pay each one a ticket. In Tokyo, the basic price of a ride turns around 160 yen (1.20 euro).

In Japan, a delay may be penalised financially or through the “days of education” for the driver

The first three companies, JR-East, JR-Central and JR-West (close to 60 % of the market) are the result of the privatisation, in 1987, of the national company, Japanese National Railways (JNR), which was established in 1906. The JNR had accumulated a debt of 27 000 billion…

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