Train Operations Resumed in Yokohama after Reverse Run

Society

Yokohama, June 4 (Jiji Press)--Yokohama Seaside Line Co. resumed its train service on Tuesday, after a driverless train of the company traveled in the wrong direction and injured passengers on Saturday.

Drivers will operate trains of Yokohama Seaside Line on a manual basis for the time being, according to the company based in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo.

The operator will run trains every 10 minutes on its whole Seaside Line between Shin-Sugita and Kanazawa-Hakkei stations, reducing the frequency of its service by some 35 pct from usual.

Yokohama Seaside Line had inspected the basic functions of the automatic train control system for 15 trains by manually operating them since Monday night.

"We haven't identified the cause of the accident, but confirmed the safety of manual train operations," Akihiko Mikami, president of Yokohama Seaside Line, told a news conference.

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