Source: YouTube Train Delay Due To Turtles?? The Way They Fixed The Problem Is Simply Amazing!! 2015-11-30 Mon 2015-11-30 Mon West Japan Railway Company had a problem - their trains were keep getting delayed because of turtles. A stuck turtle This issue occurs from May to September, when turtle is active. Every time turtles cross the railway and fall off in between the rail, they almost always end up in railroad switch. Source: YouTube When turtles find themselves at points where railway diverge, these poor turtles get caught. It's not only bad for these turtles, but also for the rail network - the traffic signals won't change and trains come to a standstill. A simple engineering solution to save turtles The railway company contacted Suma Aquatic Park KOBE in order to try and fix this problem. This method eliminated all the accidents near Goido station, where most of these accidents occurred. "Catching" the turtles safely The aquatic park's solution was simple - place a gutter before the railroad switch. It "collects" the lost turtles and send them to a right path. Source: Suma Aquatic Park KOBE Thanks to this ingenious method, the railway company was able to save 10 turtles during April and August. And no train delays - talk about killing two birds in one stone! The act of kindness at the core of this solution brings a heartwarming touch to engineering. And a touching message from Suma Aquatic Park KOBE We feel glad - because we were able to create something that saves turtles and prevent train delays at the same time. Source: Suma Aquatic Park KOBE By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:Suma Aquatic Park KOBE / カメが線路のポイントに トラブル回避にU字溝 Tags: Accident / Engineering / Train / Turtle grape Japan Animals Train Delay Due To Turtles?? The Way They Fixed The Problem Is Simply Amazing!! Related Article Japan Develops Wearable Chair To Help People, Especially Surgeons, Stand For Long Periods Of Time Japanese Subway Station Serves Fresh Beer To Passengers Japanese Train Conductor Apologizes To Passengers For “Having So Many Foreigners On Board” Train announcement thrills girl but Dad’s one-liner wins praise: “I cracked up!”; “Best dad!” “Oh No! I’m Stuck!” – The Hero That Saves Poor Turtle Is Not What I Expected! 11-Hour Slow Journey On Classic Showa Locomotive Will Take You Back In Time!!