The one mine difference is to really reduce delays out of western terminals.
To give the crews time to close the doors and give the engineer permission to depart.
Leaving time is unless otherwise stated the time the wheels are actually rolling.
Leaving time IS NOT THE FOLLOWING:
1) the time the train opens the doors
2) the time the doors begin to close
3) the time the passenger feels like arriving in the parking lot
4) the time the train is due into your station
Leaving time IS:
The the time the wheels are rolling out of your station
If leaving time is 5:02 pm that means the conductor rings the bells and begins to close the doors in the 5:01 pm minute.
Depending on the condition they could ring at 5:01:00 or at 5:01:30 for example,
But come hell or hight water at 5:01:59 the signal to proceed is given. And the wheels begin to roll.
And you, we’ll. You’re early for the next one!
In the western terminals this is actually built into the timetable to give the crews an extra minute to pick up some seriously “Dashing commuters” But elsewhere it’s up to the perspective passengers to know the following:
The train is due out of my station at 5:02pm that means I better be on the platform prepared to board no later than 4:59:45pm
All this however is in a perfect by the book situation and explained for interpretation purposes only.
Did they suspend service to MAV yet HAHA