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Snake Causes Havoc on Japanese Bullet Train

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The snake was discovered lurking on the train traveling between Nagoya and Tokyo, but luckily nobody was panicked or injured.
The surprise of a “stowaway” snake brought a Japanese high-speed bullet train to a standstill on the Tokyo–Nagoya route yesterday. The discovery, made by a passenger, resulted in a 17-minute delay—a hold up that, while commonplace on all-too-many rail networks, must have seemed like havoc for the famously punctual service.
The snake was discovered lurking on a train traveling between Nagoya and Tokyo on Tuesday April 16, The Japan Times reported.
After attention was drawn to the unexpected passenger, it was removed from the train. However, it still caused a 17-minute delay to the commuter train, something virtually unheard of for Japan’s bullet trains. The delay was due to staff using a different train for the trip following the incident, the Times reported.
The average delay to trains across the entire network is 0.

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