With so many people using Tokyo’s trains and metro lines during rush hour, station staff sometimes need to help every passenger board the train. These workers are called oshiya or “pushers.” As the name suggests, oshiya are there to push passengers from the platform into the train so that the train can depart on time. Oshiya are seen only during rush hour and at a few large stations in the city. They were first introduced at Shinjuku Station as passenger arrangement staff.

由於尖峰時刻有許多人搭乘東京的火車和地鐵,車站工作人員有時需要協助每位乘客搭上火車。這些工作人員被稱為「推人專員」或「推手」。顧名思義,推人專員的作用是將乘客從月臺推進火車裡,以便火車能準時發車。推人專員只有在尖峰時刻和市區幾個大型車站才可見到。他們最初是在新宿車站作為乘客安排人員而推行的。

 

生活必備字詞:

board vt. 登上(火車、飛機等)

on board  在火車∕飛機等大型交通工具上(可作副詞或介詞)

platform n. 月臺

on time  準時


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本文節錄自《常春藤生活英語》雜誌,完整內容請見十一月號。

 

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