This is how Japan’s train-cleaning crews clean the Shinkansen in only seven minutes
Riding the Shinkansen in Japan is always a fun experience. Not only does it go very fast, it’s also guaranteed to be quiet and incredibly clean. But with 323 Shinkansen trains departing from Tokyo alone every day, how do they find the time to clean all those trains?
Well, it turns out that it takes a highly synchronised team of mega-efficient cleanersonly seven minutes to clean each train, this is all the time they actually have.
The video, titled “7-Minute Miracle”, explains exactly what steps are involved in cleaning a Shinkansen train from nose to tail in the seven minutes between the train’s arrival at the station and its next departure. Cleaning teams are in position on the platform as the train pulls in so as not to waste a second, and, as you can see, no corners are cut as they clear and wipe down each car with incredible speed and efficiency.
Impressive isn’t the word.