Remote Japanese Train Station Stays Open For Just One Daily Passenger

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.


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But it turned out that one girl depended on the service to get to her high school.


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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.


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Japan Railway has promised to keep the train running for the young girl until she graduates on March 26th.


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All because getting one girl to school is more important than making a profit.