The train that stops at a station everyday to pick up ONE passenger

A train company has been stopping at a remote station for the past three years to pick up just one passenger.

The Kami-Shirataki station in Hokkaido, Japan, is visited by a train twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon, so that a schoolgirl can get to class and home on time.

Teenager, Kana, catches the service at 7.04am every day and returns promptly at 5.08pm, and she is the only person to use the station.

Hokkaido Railway Co’s service has been praised for its commitment to its customers following the discovery.

The company had initially planned to shut down the train station, which was almost unused, in 2012 due to its remote location.

After investigating, it was found that the line was used every day by the young girl – so the company announced that it would stay open until she graduates from high school in March 2016.

Speaking on a video, Kana said: ‘I got on and off of this train for the past three years and this station’s presence has become something I have taken for granted.

‘I do feel sad to think that it will disappear. I am now filled with gratitude.’ 

Trains stop at the station based on the schoolgirl’s timetable and pass by when she is on holiday on her classes are off.

The station is served by the single-track and lies 50 miles from the official starting point of the line at Shin-Asahikawa.

It is now scheduled to close permanently on March 26.


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