Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The Train Personnel

Zaini and I are always fascinated with train system in Japan. Not just the machinery but also with the personnel too.

From the one at the counter, to the cart ladies, to the trains drivers and even the pushers.
 
 
 
 
 

 

They are nice to kids too. ^^

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  1. Trains! Happiness. (^0^)

    That last photo ... is that a very young Raimie?

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    1. Yes. He was 6.

      At that age, random Japanese would come up, said hi, talked to him.

      Obachaans, train staff, shop assistants, bikers (we got a few who'd wave at him while we were crossing the road) and even homeless people.

      He's to cool for any of this now. ;p

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    2. I definitely would've abducted him if I'd run into him then! ^^

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  2. I couldn't believe that the cart ladies and the ticket conductors bowed when they exited the carriage when travelling on the shinkansen. So polite.

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    1. Ooo Ooo Oooo I took photos (or tried to) of them entering and leaving bowing. Somewhere.

      *getting excited*

      Thanks Ru for her great post and to you that made me want to scour them all over again! ^^

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    2. Yes but now we have to wait till the weekend to see it?! Mutter mutter mumble mope.

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  3. Love riding on the trains here and its a fun experience for all kids big and small :)

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    1. I've just decided I really have to take the shinkansen to Shin-Yokohama again. I'm besotted with that train, and I haven't had a chance to travel in one for way too long. :(

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    2. Now I am (and you were) making me "homesick"

      I wanna ride trains too.

      Not the ones we have here!

      Actually, I was kinda "homesick" that when we were on a busy platform of the Ampang Line (one of the LRT line here) transferring from one train to wait for another, I told Zaini I felt like I was back to Tokyo. Sad., ain;t it?.. wuuwuuwuu

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  4. Very well trained to serve and do their best in trains

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    1. As most of the service people there, don't you agree Bananaz?

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  5. Japan's train staff are very well trained. I watched a show on how the training for the Shinkansen push cart staff are trained. They have to make eye contact with EVERYONE they pass. Plus, they have to know exactly what is in the cart and keep it stocked. There is an amazing amount of stuff on each cart. :)

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    1. The cart ladies really fascinate me too.

      Ooohhhh I wish I can watch the show too.

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  6. Hi! Your way of looking at the Japanese train system is very fresh. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. this is the intercity train?? aiyoh, Ulu SK haven't taken that before lah.. my last (and also virgin) visit to Japan was in Tokyo, everyday train and metro and subway (not MRT, muahahaha!!) only..

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    1. Allow... I also ulu.

      Haven't taken MRT there also! Bwahaha!!!

      First four photos are trains in Kyushu, 5th-8th in Shikoku, 9th in Kyushu again, 10th in Osaka, 11th back in Kyushu. ^^

      I need to find photos of all trains from Hokkaido to Kyushu and put them in one post la one day. ANd also the shinkansens. Yeah? :P

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  8. You're lucky to take photos with the staff of the train. We have never talked with them.

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    1. We only did it at stations out of Tokyo.

      I guess we were lucky that most of them are super friendly. Special mention goes to the ones working for JR Kyushu. :-)

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