July 31, 2009

A Freezer on a Subway Platform

At the very end of the subway platform at Yoyogikoen station, a freezer has been set up. For the life of me, I can't guess why. At first I thought they were trying to prevent overheating of the trains (...by opening the freezer doors and letting cool air flow out?), but I wondered if that would cause a short circuit. Surely that would be something to avoid after yesterday's Keiyo Line short circuit debacle. (500 passengers trapped inside a train for up to two hours without functioning air conditioning.)

Even more puzzling, the inside of the freezer was empty, dashing my hopes of a secret midnight mini-party on the train platform.

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