The Odakyu Electric Railway Co. said Tuesday it has punished two executives and 19 employees for allowing 10 newly hired clerical workers to drive trains on three of its lines in the Kanto region.

The clerical workers, with the help of licensed motormen, drove trains on 19 occasions during the 12 months leading up to Aug. 31 on the Odawara, Tama and Enoshima lines, the company said. None of them are licensed engineers.

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