Nearly half of all railway stations in Japan are unmanned, an increase of 10 percent over the past two decades or so, leading to a litany of complaints from people with disabilities and others who require assistance, transport ministry data shows.
Safety issues also come into play, for example, when a passenger falls from a platform and there are no station staff to come to the rescue.
In 2002, the country had 9,514 stations and 43.3 percent, or 4,120 of them, were unstaffed. As of March 2020, the overall number of stations remained almost unchanged, at 9,465, but the figure for unmanned stations jumped to 4,564, or 48.2 percent of the total.
a litany of something：慣用語，一連串（反覆發生的不愉快的事情）；litany：名詞，連禱文。例句：The outgoing president could face a litany of lawsuits after he steps down.（這位即將卸任的總統下台後恐將面臨一連串訴訟。）
come to the play：慣用語，起作用，成為…因素，牽涉到…。例句：The president said he would change his approach to the Syrian civil war if chemical weapons came into play.（總統表示，倘若牽涉到化學武器，他會改變對敘利亞內戰的做法。）