There’s a train station in Hokkaido that is so remote and barely used that it was due to be closed — until train operators realized one girl relied on the service to get to school.
The Kami-Shirataki station in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido served so few passengers that Japan Railway ordered it closed.
But it turned out that one girl depended on the service to get to her high school.
Rather than suggesting she finds another way to school, the operators adapt their timetables every day to suit the student’s schedule and support her education.
Japan Railway has promised to keep the train running for the young girl until she graduates on March 26th.
All because getting one girl to school is more important than making a profit.