- The remote Japanese station that stayed open for a student finally closed down
- The story made headlines around the world after it was featured on a Facebook page
- The train company was supposed to close the station down 3 years ago
- They changed their mind and waited for the student to graduate this month
Remember the story of the remote train station in Hokkaido, Japan that stayed open for a single passenger – a school girl? Report said that it has finally closed down after the student graduated this month.
The story of the remote Kami-Shirataki station in the far north of Japan that continued to operate to accommodate a lone passenger went viral on social media early this year after it was featured on the Facebook page of CCTV News.
The story has it that Japan Railway initially planned to close the station down but eventually changed their mind after learning that a young girl uses it to go to her school everyday.
The article said the train would stop operation in the area only after the student, identified as Kana Harada, graduated this month. (Click here to read more)