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Tokyo Subway: Two Conductors? 2019/1/10 20:46
Ifve been in Tokyo for a few days now (enjoyed it so far) and have been riding the trains a lot. Ifve been sitting the back watching the conductor and realised that there are two. One seems to do more than the other, he presses buttons and does the point-and-call on the platform. The other doesnft do much at all. Why is this?
by Anonymous (guest)  

Re: Tokyo Subway: Two Conductors? 2019/1/11 09:59
It may be training/supervision. Other times they are just catching a ride to work - they do that sometimes.
by JapanCustomTours rate this post as useful

Re: Tokyo Subway: Two Conductors? 2019/1/11 14:12
Or are you meaning the conductor at the front and the other one at the end?
Most trains in Japan, except those calls gwanman=one man carh have two conductors. One at the front who is driving and the second at the end who announces the stations and helps with departure. (And probably does a whole lot of other tasks as well. )
Seeing two conductors in the same conductor room is not standard but does happen as PP said.

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by LikeBike (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Tokyo Subway: Two Conductors? 2019/1/12 13:29
One at the front who is driving

That is not a conductor, but a driver.
by omotenashi rate this post as useful

Re: Tokyo Subway: Two Conductors? 2019/1/12 14:52
The reason why there are two people in rear car is actually when it is simply moving btw stations.
It moves because the yard and of the train and the station
and the resting place/office of the crew(driver, conductor) are different.
Also there are many cases delivery of documents, lost items of passengers etc btw different stations.

If a combination of young conductor and veteran crew with is the training.
If no working other one has a bag(basically bigger) with timetable(called "staff") is a driver.
http://www.tobu-kids.com/job/untenshi/tools.html
This is two drivers in front car case at different rail companies through service train border station.
https://youtu.be/fr8NUC7uGUw
by Seiriew (guest) rate this post as useful

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