New App Makes Japanese Train Rides Less Sweaty And Hellish

New App Makes Japanese Train Rides Less Sweaty and Hellish

Ever wanted to know which train coach was the least crowded? Or what the temperature in each carriage was? Well, in Japan, there's an app for that.

While I live in Japan, I work at home. My commute is from my bed to my desk. Every morning, I'm thankful I don't get on a crowded commuter train. If I did, I'd certainly want an app like this.

Today, East Japan Railway Computer is releasing a new free app that does things you'd probably expect, like provide info about train lines and times, give real time updates about trains and offer station (and platform) maps.

New App Makes Japanese Train Rides Less Sweaty and Hellish

The maps are especially useful, because many large stations are often compared to video game-style dungeons.

Here's the truly cool part: The app provides updates about which JR train cars are crowded and what the temperature is in each car.

New App Makes Japanese Train Rides Less Sweaty and Hellish

As you can see in the above image, the app gives the temperature outside the train as well as the different temps inside each coach. Very useful!

New App Makes Japanese Train Rides Less Sweaty and Hellish

JR East App [Official Site]

Picture: charnsitr/Shutterstock


Comments

    I've been to Tokyo once, and I must say after I came back I was extremely unhappy with Sydney Rail... the train always arrived on time in Tokyo. there was even an incident where a guy had attempted suicide by jumping on to the rails and was hit by a train. Which delayed my train by... all of 10 minutes...

    Imagine this happening in Sydney! OMG CLOSE ALL THE LINES!!!! ALL TRAINS CANCELLED!!! but wait, it'll never happen in Sydney, because the trains wouldn't be there, because its the weekend, and there was track work on the line he was attempting to suicide on.

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