This will be put to good use when I head to Dublin in a couple of months. 🙂
For years, there’s been just one passenger who regularly waits at the Kyu-Shirataki train station, on the island of Hokkaido, Japan: A high-school girl, on her way to class. Trains stop there only a few times a day—once to pick up the girl for school and a few times after the school day is over.
Pretty admirable on the part of Japan Railways, I can’t think of too many for-profit groups that would absorb the costs of keeping a terminal open solely to make sure one student could continue and finish their education. The station will stay open through March, when she graduates.