Japanese rail company is gaining praises across social media for apologising to passengers after a train departed 20 seconds early. While commuters generally complaint of trains running late, this Japanese company had to worry about the opposite.  The Operator said they were ‘deeply’ sorry for the inconvenience to passengers after 9.44.40am Tsukuba Express at Minami-Nagareyama Station pulled away at 9.44.20am on November 14. While many have been appreciating the move by the rail company, people also made fun of the ’20-seconds-late apology’. Also Read - Tandav Row: Ali Abbas Zafar Issues Unconditional Apology After Yogi Adityanath Gives Open Warning

 
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The company’s management team issued a statement apologising for the early departure on the train and assured customers that the staff had been given proper training to ensure it doesn’t repeat in the future. Japan is known for its punctual transport system and the company also added that no one missed the train due to its early departure. Confirming that no complaints had been made about the incident, the company’s apology read, “We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused. The crew did not sufficiently check the departure time and performed the departure operation.” Also Read - 'Should Have Done My Research': Cardi B Apologises After Receiving Backlash For 'Goddess Durga' Look

Meanwhile, social media users joked about travelling in late trains on Twitter. However, Tsukuba Express’s operator believed the mess deserved an apology to its commuters. The Tsukuba Express carries 130 million passengers between Akihabara in Tokyo and Tsukuba in Ibaraki prefecture every year, a journey of about 45 minutes. Social media users also commented on the incident saying that early departures were not uncommon in Japan. People from various countries lauded the efficient rail services in the country that valued its citizen’s time. Also Read - Sushma Swaraj Tweets Apology For Saying PM Modi Addressed Indians in Nepal