Taipei – A bullet train left the platform without its conductor Monday after a system error shut the door on him. According to the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation, the northbound train suffered a door malfunction after it stopped at the Banqiao station. The conductor, who was on the platform serving as per standard operating procedure, was not able to enter the train.
The company said it was the first incident of its kind in THSR’s history and that it would draft improvement measure to prevent similar malfunctions. The company also denied reports that the door malfunction took place at the carriage used recently in the shooting of promotional footage for a supernatural horror film. •
The China Post news staff