Imagine you’re taking the train home from work at 7 p.m., finally getting to leave after being there for almost twelve hours. You can’t wait to just eat some dinner, relax, and then get some much-needed sleep.
But then bam! The train stops and the electricity goes off. You’re stuck, and you’re not getting home for a long, long time.
That’s exactly what happened on August 4 to many passengers in the Tokyo/Yokohama area. An accident shut down entire lines, affecting over 350,000 people’s commute home.
What caused it, you ask? The answer may be a single high school student and his friend’s bag.