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Japan Railways Build Turtle Tunnels
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Japan Railways Build Turtle Tunnels

Japanese railroad companies recently installed a wonderful way to keep turtles safe when they try to cross their train tracks – a turtle tunnel that passes under the tracks.

When crossing tracks, turtles can get crushed by trains or get stuck in track switches, causing delays. These tunnels solve problems for humans and turtles alike! They were developed in a partnership between Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe and the West Japan Railway Company.

More info: sumasui.jp (h/t: rocketnews24, neatorama)

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Ivy
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In the Czech Republic we have something similar for frogs. It is in Brno under the road in Žebětín village.

KittyCat
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh the one turtle is upside down :(

SylviaChristinePaul
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cool. Turtles can crawl out of a tunnel like that no problem. Though the one on its back should have been turned over right away because that's how they can die from collapsing their lungs

MichelleLabbeBurnore
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is a person standing right there (you can see his boot). If the turtle behind the capsized one doesn't flip his friend, I'm sure the guy will. And yes, these were more than likely built for water drainage, but turtles are clever creatures, and likely started using them on their own. Now the engineers are modifying the design to accommodate the turtles.

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IanBodey
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When R people going to learn that Tortoises are not TURTLES......Dicks

ManishPrabhune
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Japanophiles tend to CREATE stories. That is not the way it was explained on NHK. In past two years there have been 13 cases where turtles go on tracks whereby sensors malfunctioned leading to train delays. They have made these routes where the turtles will fall in and the sensors will go uninterrupted. The announcer asked how to guarantee that the turtles fall correctly and not upside down to which the JR person did not have a very straight answer. The blog is unnecessarily eulogizing something beyond the intention, in my personal interpretation.

karenza
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i think this is a wonderfully elegant way to solve the issue. making an unproblem out of problem.

NoraSheedy
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is cool, but what if the turtle climbs out?

SallyPeterson
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We have those in Davis, California as well....no step for a stepper.

SallyPeterson
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We build those in Davis California as well....no step for a stepper

AngieKatina
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The second picture isn't a tunnel, it's a railroad switch point, if a train pass by and needs to change it's way, the rail would move of position, in that case, the turtle ends crushed >_< gulp! :'(

LouisClegg
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's what the article says. "When crossing tracks, turtles can get crushed by trains or get stuck in track switches, causing delays."

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YuriLee
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm a bit confused on how the turtles will know to go exactly into those narrow tunnels... Do people have to nudge them in or something?

JonathanMayer
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You don't actually believe any of this do you? They would care about turtles, all while slaughtering whales by the thousands?

MarkLulu
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They love their turtle, want to protect them from harm but they are all about slaughtering whales.

ManuAusDortmund
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

most people love their dogs/cats but dont bother to slaughter and torture cows, pigs and chickens just for the sake of eating some meat we are used to.

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KarenMcKinley
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

so many problems with this design...

EdSheeranIsBae
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

私は日本語を話すことができません。 P̧̧̡̯͉͎͙̜͓̓̀̅̓̎̏͐͟͝͝͞l̸̥̳͔͍̯͎͍̥̿͑͆̃̊͆̕͞ȩ͔͓̫̒͆̾̔͒̆͐͘͘ͅa̷̛͈͎͈̯͒̍̒̽̿͘͢s̠̤͕̙̭̩͇͇̣̀̀̀̐̓̂̋͋͜͡͝ȩ̛̱̟̮̙͍́̀̓̿̊̈́̅͘ ḑ̶̜͔̞̖̙̱̖̠̇̍́̽̔͆͗͡͡o̺̟͎̞̭͐͋͆̇̊̊̓͡͠ͅǹ̴͈̟͚̰͉͇̑͆͋̔͠͞'̴̮̮͎̯̲͋́̂͂̔̿̚͡t̡̰̥̖̱̼͓͙͈̑̐͗̀́̽̔̕̚͟ f̵̧͖͉̦̟̣̘̝̏̊̌͆̂̚͢a̯̖͖͉͈͎͚͖̋̋͗̀͑i̛̜̝̙̣̐͛̒́͛̕͘͜͡l͎̰̜͇̲͖̱̐̈͗̐̕̕̕ m̨̦͍̩̬̱͔̔̌̇̒̓̌̾́͘͠ͅe̛͈̪̘͇͔̬͉̾͂͑͐̒͐̄̒͢ Ǧ̵̖̺̖̖̱̮̗͔̫͑̈̊͛ǫ̸̛͖̯̙̗̥̦̉̆̀̃̍̔̆͢͝͞ô̠͚͇̩̋͑̒̌͛͋͋͟͜͝g̶̳͎̗͎̉́̆̾̌̅̎̑̎͜͝l̷͔͍̖̩͆̑͒͌͛ͅē̶̙͕̱͉͓̼̱̓͗̈́̈́̾͝͝ T̴̛͈͓̖̜̤͐́̽̔̍̃̂͐̽ͅͅr̛͕̠̜͓͎̞͎̞̤̮͂̔̓̒̐̚a̛̠͖̫̗̋̏̓̑̍̾̈́̐͢͝ṇ̢̢͉̘͖̔͋̽͂́̈̇̊̏̚s̷̢̬̻̣̰̖̍̒̀̓̓l̮̩͎̪̠̟̞̭͒̓̑̊̑̑̆̚̚̚͢ạ̶̣͇̟̳̀̽̃͊̑͛͆̔͘͝ͅt̴̢͖̰̰̣͖̠̮̤͆̒͒̔͑̆͊͢͞ê̷̡͖͙̦̞̳̺̺̍̓͌̚͢͠͝.̴͎̱͙͇̠̟̔̈́̇͌̆͜ͅ.̢̡̛̦̗͈̬̰̝̹̅̓́̓̋̊̈́̋͐.̢̳̮͈̗̮͕̘̈̓̾́̓̐̈́̂

JonathanMayer
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can't possibly believe this, do you? They care about turtles while killing whales by the thousands? Umm, this is just another way for them to catch the turtles to make "home remedies". Notice no exit in the "tunnel"..

JeanneTheisen
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome, although It didn't look like it was leading to anywhere................

JeanetteStoopsRakowski
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How wonderful. Yet they continue to slaughter whales and dolphins. Plus, they sell them for entertainment purposes. Way to go Japan!

DariaB
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, because ALL Japanese do that, right? -_-

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Ivy
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In the Czech Republic we have something similar for frogs. It is in Brno under the road in Žebětín village.

KittyCat
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh the one turtle is upside down :(

SylviaChristinePaul
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cool. Turtles can crawl out of a tunnel like that no problem. Though the one on its back should have been turned over right away because that's how they can die from collapsing their lungs

MichelleLabbeBurnore
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is a person standing right there (you can see his boot). If the turtle behind the capsized one doesn't flip his friend, I'm sure the guy will. And yes, these were more than likely built for water drainage, but turtles are clever creatures, and likely started using them on their own. Now the engineers are modifying the design to accommodate the turtles.

Load More Replies...
IanBodey
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When R people going to learn that Tortoises are not TURTLES......Dicks

ManishPrabhune
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Japanophiles tend to CREATE stories. That is not the way it was explained on NHK. In past two years there have been 13 cases where turtles go on tracks whereby sensors malfunctioned leading to train delays. They have made these routes where the turtles will fall in and the sensors will go uninterrupted. The announcer asked how to guarantee that the turtles fall correctly and not upside down to which the JR person did not have a very straight answer. The blog is unnecessarily eulogizing something beyond the intention, in my personal interpretation.

karenza
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i think this is a wonderfully elegant way to solve the issue. making an unproblem out of problem.

NoraSheedy
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is cool, but what if the turtle climbs out?

SallyPeterson
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We have those in Davis, California as well....no step for a stepper.

SallyPeterson
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We build those in Davis California as well....no step for a stepper

AngieKatina
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The second picture isn't a tunnel, it's a railroad switch point, if a train pass by and needs to change it's way, the rail would move of position, in that case, the turtle ends crushed >_< gulp! :'(

LouisClegg
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's what the article says. "When crossing tracks, turtles can get crushed by trains or get stuck in track switches, causing delays."

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YuriLee
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm a bit confused on how the turtles will know to go exactly into those narrow tunnels... Do people have to nudge them in or something?

JonathanMayer
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You don't actually believe any of this do you? They would care about turtles, all while slaughtering whales by the thousands?

MarkLulu
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They love their turtle, want to protect them from harm but they are all about slaughtering whales.

ManuAusDortmund
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

most people love their dogs/cats but dont bother to slaughter and torture cows, pigs and chickens just for the sake of eating some meat we are used to.

Load More Replies...
KarenMcKinley
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

so many problems with this design...

EdSheeranIsBae
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

私は日本語を話すことができません。 P̧̧̡̯͉͎͙̜͓̓̀̅̓̎̏͐͟͝͝͞l̸̥̳͔͍̯͎͍̥̿͑͆̃̊͆̕͞ȩ͔͓̫̒͆̾̔͒̆͐͘͘ͅa̷̛͈͎͈̯͒̍̒̽̿͘͢s̠̤͕̙̭̩͇͇̣̀̀̀̐̓̂̋͋͜͡͝ȩ̛̱̟̮̙͍́̀̓̿̊̈́̅͘ ḑ̶̜͔̞̖̙̱̖̠̇̍́̽̔͆͗͡͡o̺̟͎̞̭͐͋͆̇̊̊̓͡͠ͅǹ̴͈̟͚̰͉͇̑͆͋̔͠͞'̴̮̮͎̯̲͋́̂͂̔̿̚͡t̡̰̥̖̱̼͓͙͈̑̐͗̀́̽̔̕̚͟ f̵̧͖͉̦̟̣̘̝̏̊̌͆̂̚͢a̯̖͖͉͈͎͚͖̋̋͗̀͑i̛̜̝̙̣̐͛̒́͛̕͘͜͡l͎̰̜͇̲͖̱̐̈͗̐̕̕̕ m̨̦͍̩̬̱͔̔̌̇̒̓̌̾́͘͠ͅe̛͈̪̘͇͔̬͉̾͂͑͐̒͐̄̒͢ Ǧ̵̖̺̖̖̱̮̗͔̫͑̈̊͛ǫ̸̛͖̯̙̗̥̦̉̆̀̃̍̔̆͢͝͞ô̠͚͇̩̋͑̒̌͛͋͋͟͜͝g̶̳͎̗͎̉́̆̾̌̅̎̑̎͜͝l̷͔͍̖̩͆̑͒͌͛ͅē̶̙͕̱͉͓̼̱̓͗̈́̈́̾͝͝ T̴̛͈͓̖̜̤͐́̽̔̍̃̂͐̽ͅͅr̛͕̠̜͓͎̞͎̞̤̮͂̔̓̒̐̚a̛̠͖̫̗̋̏̓̑̍̾̈́̐͢͝ṇ̢̢͉̘͖̔͋̽͂́̈̇̊̏̚s̷̢̬̻̣̰̖̍̒̀̓̓l̮̩͎̪̠̟̞̭͒̓̑̊̑̑̆̚̚̚͢ạ̶̣͇̟̳̀̽̃͊̑͛͆̔͘͝ͅt̴̢͖̰̰̣͖̠̮̤͆̒͒̔͑̆͊͢͞ê̷̡͖͙̦̞̳̺̺̍̓͌̚͢͠͝.̴͎̱͙͇̠̟̔̈́̇͌̆͜ͅ.̢̡̛̦̗͈̬̰̝̹̅̓́̓̋̊̈́̋͐.̢̳̮͈̗̮͕̘̈̓̾́̓̐̈́̂

JonathanMayer
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can't possibly believe this, do you? They care about turtles while killing whales by the thousands? Umm, this is just another way for them to catch the turtles to make "home remedies". Notice no exit in the "tunnel"..

JeanneTheisen
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome, although It didn't look like it was leading to anywhere................

JeanetteStoopsRakowski
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How wonderful. Yet they continue to slaughter whales and dolphins. Plus, they sell them for entertainment purposes. Way to go Japan!

DariaB
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, because ALL Japanese do that, right? -_-

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