In Japan, “No child left behind” means just that

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. 

Via CityLab.

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