After spending approximately 20 minutes of anticipated waiting on the platform, a 5-car E257 series EMU, which would operate as the Limited Express "Wakashio" No. 18 bound for Tokyo, finally entered Awa-kamogawa Station at 4.20 p.m. on Track No. 1. Once the train doors were opened, I boarded the train via Car No. 7, which was one of the reserved seating cars, and secured my assigned Seat No. 10D for the routine late afternoon return trip of 2 hours 04 minutes back to the hustle and bustle of downtown Tokyo.