Japan’s Seven–Minute Miracle: Bullet train cleaned in mere 7 minutes
Japan has always been known for its Human Resources and how hard working and efficient they are. Their concept was indeed proven true when a video titled Seven-Minute Miracle showcasing the cleaning process in Japan’s bullet train got viral last year.
The video titled, seven-minute miracle is still mesmerizing the viewers with more than 6 million views till date. The video was shot by a New York based journalist named, Charli James which was later posted by Government of Japan on their official YouTube account.
The video goes for a little longer than one and a half minutes demonstrating the pain-staking process of meticulously cleaning Japan’s fastest train in mere time span of seven minutes.
Only 12 seconds is taken to clean each seat of a row, check for forgotten baggage, sweep the floors and other required tasks by the operators. Each worker is given the responsibility to clean and adjust around 100 seats.
Once the train reaches a terminal, the cleaning crew without wasting a single second gets down to business. Surprisingly, due to some special mechanism, the seats automatically switch their positions in opposite direction in which the train shall travel.
Japan’s Shinkansen bullet trains are the source of transportation for more than 400,000 commuters each day. An average of 155 million commuters travel by the train every year. Japan’s bullet train is popular for being highly efficient and on-time.
Around 323 bullet trains currently run on the railway tracks of Japan. As per the reports by Central Japan Railway Company, not more than the average of 54-seconds delay takes place in the cleaning and leaving of platform by the Shinkansen.
This efficient system by Japan does teach us the value for time, which we should learn.